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Thursday, March 23, 2017

When "essential" means "For Men Only"

 What the President did today.  No, seriously.
“[Eliminating] essential health benefits means Republicans are making being a woman a preexisting condition,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday. “Again, stripping guaranteed maternity care is a pregnancy tax, pure and simple.”

I don't know where Nancy Pelosi gets these ideas:





But Sen. Roberts apologized, so it's all good:


Except he didn't apologize to Alice Ollstein personally, or even attach his sentiment to her tweet, and he only apologized on Twitter, which means some staff person wrote it for him to c.his a. after speaking so injudiciously, but hey, it's the new etiquette, or something.  Right?

Now, is he going to refuse to back a bill that doesn't include the 10 essential health benefits required under Obamacare?  Because I keep hearing the AHCA will be a "better" bill.....(and the funny part is, that bone thrown to the Freedom Caucus has caused "moderate" Republicans to withdraw their support, and killed the vote scheduled for today.  So much winning!)  And it's all good because:

"The president's engagement [in the legislative process] is unparalleled in the history of our country," Freedom Caucus leader and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said at the Capitol moments ago.

Although, actually:

SO much winning!

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