• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by NightHawkeye, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

    +5,188
    Methodist
    Married
    Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

    Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law.

    “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.

    I believe if people don’t want to buy the ObamaCare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.”

    The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But that is unlikely to be a major issue, given support in the GOP conference for repealing the mandate.

    Yay.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  2. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

    +13,819
    Anglican
    Married

    and approved drilling in 2000 acres (that's 1/10000 of the total) of ANWAR as well!

    :oldthumbsup:
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  3. HereIStand

    HereIStand Regular Member Supporter

    +1,622
    United States
    Presbyterian
    Married
    Good news.
     
  4. Winken

    Winken Jonah !!! Supporter

    +3,392
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Married
    US-Others
    Great!
     
  5. hislegacy

    hislegacy Staying in the middle of the road.

    +4,844
    Charismatic
    Married
    US-Others
    Stands up and applauds

    More promises kept from our President

    Happy Dance
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  6. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

    +10,351
    Agnostic
    Single
    Indeed -- just so long as everyone remembers that when their insurance premiums skyrocket, it's Trumpcare now... much as that portmanteau sounds self-contradicting...
     
  7. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

    +5,188
    Methodist
    Married
    LOL. Obamacare already imploded.

    As for whether it gets branded Trumpcare, I predict:
    1) any perceived improvement will result in the name Obamacare remaining
    2) any perceived worsening will result in the media branding it Trumpcare.

    Regardless, to your point, the GOP now owns Obamacare regardless of what it's called. Trump has been vocal in recent days about continuing to reform healthcare law.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  8. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

    +10,351
    Agnostic
    Single
    ...because Donald and his GOP establishment took a hammer to it.

    Starting yesterday. As of this moment, for better or worse, it's Trumpcare.
     
  9. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

    +5,188
    Methodist
    Married
    LOL, no ... the GOP simply stopped forcing people to pay for things they neither need nor want.
     
  10. hislegacy

    hislegacy Staying in the middle of the road.

    +4,844
    Charismatic
    Married
    US-Others
    LOL that is like saying someone broke a window on the titanic and hour after it hit the iceberg and that caused the sinking.
     
  11. Goonie

    Goonie Not so Mystic Mog. Supporter

    +3,729
    United Kingdom
    Atheist
    Single
    UK-Labour
    More like deliberately sailed the titanic into an iceberg.
     
  12. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Chillbro Swaggins

    +1,719
    United States
    Presbyterian
    Married
    Yay. I wonder how long this will take to take effect in real life.
     
  13. discipler7

    discipler7 Active Member

    349
    +89
    Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
    Christian
    Single
    In essence, insurance is a modern "scam" to steal money from a pool of many fearful people to pay for the very high costs of a few people's calamity. "You shall not steal".

    Before 1960, insurance was not common. In this modern "scam", the insurance company takes a cut of about 30% from the pooled money since the actuarians already know the statistics and rate of such calamities, eg most deaths occur to people aged 65 or above.

    Those who fear God by keeping His Law have no need to buy any non-mandated insurance, as per DEUT.28 and PROVERBS.1-3 = blessed by God with a good, healthy and long life on earth. In this earthly blessing, there is no partiality with God, ie good and law-abiding Jews, Muslims, atheists, etc will also be blessed by God.
    ... For Gentile Christians, they only have to keep those laws of Moses which are not a burden, especially morality laws, as per ACTS.15:24-29. They are exempted from burdensome laws, eg circumcision, kosher foods, etc.
     
  14. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Evangelical Catholic Supporter

    +4,138
    United States
    Lutheran
    Legal Union (Other)
    US-Democrat
    Just remember, you break it, you buy it.
     
  15. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

    +5,188
    Methodist
    Married
    Yep.

    Kinda like Obama with healthcare, huh?
     
  16. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Evangelical Catholic Supporter

    +4,138
    United States
    Lutheran
    Legal Union (Other)
    US-Democrat
    Except the story of Job rebukes that sort of logic.

    Insurance is about sharing risk and uncertainty, nothing more. God does not promise us wealth and prosperity in the covenant we have through Christ, and my religion frees us to be wise in our use of money.
     
  17. wing2000

    wing2000 Ex Crosswalk Member Supporter

    +2,686
    Christian
    Married
    I will keep that in mind the next time I pay for the ER visits of people who refuse to purchase insurance.
     
  18. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Evangelical Catholic Supporter

    +4,138
    United States
    Lutheran
    Legal Union (Other)
    US-Democrat
    Obamacare worked for me. It gave me some choices at a reasonable rate.
     
  19. badatusernames

    badatusernames Member

    172
    +138
    United States
    Christian
    In Relationship
    They've also raised taxes for the working class, middle class, and college students. They added taxes on tuition wavers and eliminated the ability to deduct student loan interested, while money spent on private jets is tax deductible. BUT WHO CARES OBAMA AND THE DEMS TOOK A HIT! /sarcasm.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  20. Hank77

    Hank77 Well-Known Member Supporter

    +5,612
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Married
    US-Others
    I'm extremely concerned about the CHIP program that hasn't had funding in about two months. CHIP is healthcare for children from low income working families.
     
Loading...