**RYAN CARE - THE NEW NAME FOR THE OBAMACARE LITE PLAN PROPOSED BY THE GOP
**WHY ARE SO MANY OF THE ACA LINE ITEMS A PART OF THE GOP’S PROPOSAL ?
**A DAY WITHOUT WOMEN...TEACHERS ABANDON CHILDREN AND TAKE DAY OFF
**SAMSUNG TO MOVE PRODUCTION TO THE UNITED STATE AND OUT OF MEXICO
**JOB NUMBERS SKY ROCKET AS THE PRESIDENT COMES THROUGH ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
**US HACKING GETS ANOTHER HIT, NOW FROM GERMANY WHO WILL OPEN INVESTIGATION
4:05PM ET - Vice President Mike Pence is supporting the GOP health care bill being proposed by the House Speaker. The Washington Times surmised it as the following:
Vice President Mike Pence made clear Tuesday that a House GOP plan is the “framework” for moving ahead with President Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“This is the bill. And the president supports the American Health Care Act,” he said after meeting with Senate Republicans at the Capitol.
His comments followed similar endorsements from Mr. Trump and his health secretary, Tom Price, who praised the House effort while leaving room for potential changes by fellow Republicans.
The plan scraps Obamacare’s unpopular mandates and gradually unwinds its vast expansion of Medicaid coverage for the poor, while capping federal funding for the program by 2020.
It replaces Obamacare’s subsidies with age-based, refundable tax credits, though conservatives say that aspect amounts to a new entitlement, or “Obamacare lite.”
Senate GOP leaders can’t afford to lose more than two Republican votes for the plan, which will use arcane budget rules to get around a Democratic filibuster, assuming it makes it out of the House.
4:35PM ET - Ann Coulter is outraged by the attempts in Congress to pass a bill that is anything but fiscally responsible, and she is sick of RINO republicans trying to sell the American people on a phony bill of goods. Her article from last week addresses the dilemma that we face and the solution we need:
The first sentence of Congress' Obamacare repeal should read: "There shall be a free market in health insurance.”
Right there, I've solved the health insurance crisis for 90 percent of Americans. Unfortunately, no one can imagine what a free market in health care looks like because we haven't had one for nearly a century.
On NBC's "Meet the Press" this weekend, for example, Chuck Todd told Sen. Tom Cotton that his proposal to create affordable health care that would be widely available, "sounds good," but "do you understand why some people think that's an impossible promise to keep?”
(The "do you understand ...?" formulation is a condescension reserved only for conservatives, whose disagreement with liberals is taken as a sign of stupidity.)
5:05PM ET - Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio, member of the Freedom Caucus, Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia, author of AMERICAN UNDERDOG: PROOF THAT PRINCIPLES MATTER and Dr. Josh Umbehr of Atlas M.D. are here to talk about the health care options that are available to the American people. The bill put forth by the GOP yesterday is a slimmed down version of the Affordable Care Act and retains much of what the country does not want for their medical plans. Several Senators have also come out against the bill, Senator Rand Paul being the most notable calling it “Obama lite” -
“[Republicans] have to admit that we are divided on replacement,” said Sen. Paul, who added that the best way to “get past this impasse” is to repeal the 2009 law and then deliberate the merits of the various replacement plans later.
“Our bill has always been repeal in one piece of legislation and replace with another,” said Sen. Paul, who is sponsoring the legislation in the Senate.
“There’s one thing that has united Republicans in 2010 when we won the House, in 2014 when we won the Senate, and in 2016 when we won the White House. This doesn’t divide Republicans,” said Paul. “This brings us together. And that is complete repeal — a clean repeal.”
5:35PM ET - Award winning investigative journalists John Solomon, Chief Operating Officer of Circa.com and Sara Carter, Senior National Security Correspondent for Circa.com are here with an exclusive story, that you will only hear on Sean’s radio and TV shows. Carter and Solomon explain that the FBI found no criminal activity between Trump campaign and Russia, there was a single surveillance on a single computer inside Trump Tower in October, and there is no truth in media reports that continue to push the Trump-Russia connection.
All of this reporting is based on U.S. intelligence sources Carter and Solomon interviewed.