Health Insurance for “everyone” . . .

FBI Director Comey testifies tomorrow (3/20/17) about Mr. Trump’s charge former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

REP. ADAM SCHIFF, D-CALIFORNIA:  To even put that forth was irresponsible, the president and his spokesman.  

REP. DEVIN NUNES, R-CALIFORNIA:  We don’t have any evidence that that took place.

Says NUNES . . . we’re excited about this because for the first time the American people, and all the political parties now, are paying attention to the threat that Russia poses. So we’re going to highlight that. We’ll highlight the fact that we know that the Russians were trying to get involved in our campaign, like they have for many decades. They’re also trying to get involved in campaigns around the globe and — over in Europe. So I think it will be good to highlight that.

Secondly, we’re worried about analytical integrity. We don’t know how there were information changed and if information changed because in December, the beginning of December, the assessment was that, hey, the Russians were trying to go — get into our election process and cause problems and sew doubt in our — in our system. But then that changed a month later and they it said, no, no, no, that they were trying to help Donald Trump. So we need to get to the bottom of that.

And then also, you know, whether or not they did try to help Trump, and if any Trump associates or anyone else was involved.

. . . this is the beginning. I mean what we’re trying to get to the bottom of — I mean this is just the beginning. Another week from now, a week from Tuesday, on the 28th, we have an additional hearing with at least three more witnesses. So we’re trying to get to everyone who — for lack of a better term — was at the crime scene, and we’re trying to bring them all in and see what they knew, when they knew it, if they know about the leaks, if they knew about General Flynn’s his name being unmasked. These are all questions that we need to get to the bottom of.

NUNES: The closer that the North Korean regime gets to being able to deliver a nuclear weapon, the — we’re going to have to be in a position to take some type of preemptive strike. We hope that we — it doesn’t come to that. But this is — this is an unhinged regime. You have 20 million people, you know, living in extreme poverty. And so I — I’m actually very impressed. I’ve never met the — the new secretary of state yet, but I am — I am happy that we’re getting off of this strategic patience, which was our last policy towards North Korea. And I think what — what — what — at the end of the day here, something may have to be done because we can’t afford to let a nuclear weapon go off in Seoul or Tokyo or the United States for that matter.  NATO, for a long time, has been a strong ally of ours, but — but they’re becoming more and more worrisome in terms of actually being a reliable ally. And, you know, I don’t know that we would extradite somebody like that. I haven’t seen the evidence for that, that Gulen was involved in anything like that. If he was, I mean clearly that would be a different — a different issue. But our relationship with Turkey is strained and I think it’s going to become even more complicated as we — as we begin to try to — to get ISIS out of Iraq and Syria.


(Fox News host) CHRIS WALLACE (to House Speaker, Paul Ryan):  Mr. Speaker, as a governing principle, do you believe that every American should be able to get health care insurance if they wanted?

RYAN:  Yes, I do believe this is a critical need for Americans.  I do believe that we can have in this country a health care system for everyone can get access to affordable health care coverage, including people with pre-existing conditions.  I believe that that is achievable.  I believe that that is what we are achieving in this legislation.

And the answer is not a government one-size-fits-all, arrogant micromanaging system where the government forces you to buy something you don’t want, don’t need, or can’t afford.

The goal here is to get every American access to affordable coverage.  That means we have to bring the cost of health care down.  That means we don’t want monopolies.


DR. EZEKIEL EMANUEL, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR:  That’s a disaster.  By 2026, one in five Americans are not going to have insurance.  That is worse than before the Affordable Care Act was created.  That is not a place we want to be.  It’s basically Australia with no insurance.

Neera TANDEN:  The CBO did an analysis of both the Affordable Care Act today and compared it to the Ryan bill.  So, that’s what they looked at.  And that’s what people are looking at when they think 45,000 people are going to lose coverage.  The Affordable Care Act, the CBO said, is not collapsing.  This is false.  It is fake news from you guys.

 

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