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July 5th: Trump Travels, Congress Avoids Health Care Discussions

by Countable | 7.5.17

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017

Good morning, CountaFolks!

All the news today is likely to be about what might happen. What might happen with the Senate health care bill? What might happen with Trump and Putin at the G20? What might happen with North Korea?

Few Members of Congress made the usual July 4th parade appearances and most GOP senators have not scheduled town halls during the recess. But no matter where they go, all anyone wants to talk about with them is health care. Have you reached out to your representative this week yet? What do you want to say?

The President: EN ROUTE TO WARSAW, POLAND

  • President Trump will head to Poland on Wednesday ahead of the G-20 summit, beginning Friday in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Other traditional E.U. allies are keeping an eye on the Poland trip and how it will affect Eastern European alliances.

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

  • The House is on July 4th recess. Find them in a town near you!

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

  • The Senate is also on July 4th recess. Find them in a town near you!

What to Watch

  • If you haven’t seen the latest commercial from Ancestry.com, it’s worth a watch. All the people featured are direct descendants of our Founding Fathers.

Be well, CountaFriends! I hope the sun is shining upon you.

"Nations do not now stand in the same relation to each other that they did ages ago. No nation can now shut itself up from the surrounding world, and trot round in the same old path of its fathers without interference. The time was when such could be done... No abuse, no outrage whether in taste, sport or avarice, can now hide itself from the all-pervading light."- Frederick Douglass

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  • Kodiwodi
    07/05/2017
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    Look at the diversity in the Ancestry commercial! The Founding Fathers were from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds which made this country great. Their differing opinions but common goals gave us The Declaration of Independence. The clash of conservative and liberal ideology gave us the Constitution with the Bill of Rights because of a thing called compromise and working for the greater good. It is these values and continued diversity of people and ideas that I hope will bring us together and save us from all the Founding Fathers were trying to escape.

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  • Pam
    07/05/2017
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    Please do not repeal Obamacare. Make it better! Take the politics out of healthcare. Congress's partisan behavior is making us all sick

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  • bart
    07/05/2017
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    Love the quote and the video of our founder descendants. That's awesome.

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  • VSB
    07/05/2017
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    Congressman- please consider holding Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed BCRA. It is a disaster for most Americans as you already know. It has to be discussed. Let us know how you plan to address this horrible bill!

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  • Langho
    07/05/2017
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    Get off your asses and take care of the people that pay your income.

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  • Doris
    07/05/2017
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    Trump has got to be stopped let Health Care alone tried to call couldn't get through

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  • Joseph
    07/05/2017
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    Get the government out of all things that should be free commerce. Healthcare is just one of the many things that the government is wasting time and money on

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  • Dee
    07/06/2017
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    Health care: Because we promised to repeal and replace: That is the reason the Republicans say the ACA must go, not because you are concerned and truly want to help and make things better, it's your agenda that you care about. It is your parties fault that the ACA not working. YOU HAVE MADE INSURANCE COMPANIES UNSTABLE AND HAVE BEEN PULLING OUT. Even if you pass a bill it will not correct the real problems and insurance premiums, copays and deductibles will continue to go up. You have to fix what is broken. High prescription costs, doctor visits and hospital stays need to be addressed. Only then will we have good insurance. Scrap what you have, and repair the ACA or better yet go with single payer. Everyone would have coverage and it would be cheaper. People must have insurance that people can afford and covers essentials and preexisting conditions. Do you have the courage to actually correct the real problems or is it going to be BECAUSE WE SAID WE WOULD REPEAL AND REPLACE. Are you going to help your constituents or hurt them? Senator Cotton, you are helping to write the bill. Where do you stand? With us or Against us? We will soon find out!

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  • Curt
    07/07/2017
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    I am 100% against repealing the ACA. If the ACA is repealed then The Emergency Medical and Treatment Labor Act (EMTLA) passed by Congress in 1986 also needs to be repealed. If people think they know better and not get insurance, then I don't believe hospitals should be forced to treat those people. That is the reason health care costs have gone up over the last 30 years, because those of us who do the right thing and get insurance are paying for those that think they don't need it, yet still go to the emergancy room when they are ill.

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  • Leslee
    07/08/2017
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    It is appalling that the senators from KY, and in particular Mr. McConnell, refuse to meet with constituents. He does not care about voters. His responses to contacts generally indicate no interest in even engaging dialogue. Only power. While we can't vote him out until 2020, we can flip our republican house member out in 2018. Even he's shown little interest in interacting with the people.

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  • Joseph
    07/08/2017
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    Received notice this week that my health insurance plan I offer employees at my business (and my family) is once again not ACA compliant. Premium increases of $200/month. This after consecutive years of premium increases. Not to mention the really high deductibles involved. My business can no longer keep up with these costs, and it hurts on the personal finance/household budget as well. These increases are not sustainable. We need to see a better solution for health insurance. Quickly. I cannot understand why after 6 months with a Republican House, Senate, and President, we still don't have an answer. Especially after talking about "repeal and replace" for the past 7 years. Frustrating!!

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  • Rosemary
    07/08/2017
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    Hillary will fix it. Ask her how.

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  • William
    07/06/2017
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    Any congressman that "HIDES FROM HIS/HER CONSTITUENTS should be immediately thrown out of office. THIS IS SHAMEFUL!!! They were elected to their offices by American people to REPRESENT the will of the American people NOT THEIR PARTY LINE!!!!! What they ARE interested in doing is giving HUGH TAX BREAKS TO THE WEALTHIEST 1%. Trickle down economics does not work for working men and woman IT ONLY MAKES THE RICH RICHER!!!!!!! Having billionaires run OUR COUNTRY is a farce of unimaginable proportions!!!!!! They have no idea of our ( regular "Joe" Americans) concerns and needs as citizens - only theirs!!!!!!

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  • William
    07/06/2017
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    Didn't know trump owned UA also.. "United Airlines gives 2-year-old's seat away to standby passenger Fox News Shirley Yamauchi bought a ticket for her son, but United made her sit him on her lap anyway." Read the full story

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  • Norma
    07/06/2017
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    Vote no on the healthcare bill and work together across party lines to solve the true issues with healthcare expenses to people not corporations. At the end of the day when the working class can't make a living and be healthy no one will be successful.

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  • Vanessa
    07/06/2017
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    Please don't take your August recess until Obamacare is fully repealed. You can take your time crafting new health care requirements, I'm not going to call them laws. But please at least repeal the Obamacare mandates and taxes; and make sure Obama refunds the US government for all the "royalties" he collected on Obamacare. We mean Obamacare as an insult, not something he should be collecting money on. Get that money completely returned and allow us middle class to completely opt out of any government health care, unless it's the Medicare we've paid into, and that we should be able to collect upon our retirement.

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  • Carol
    07/06/2017
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    Stop bashing my President. You should be holding congress n senators accountable. Not letting them bash our choices For we American citizens elected President Trump and his Agendas is our Agenda.

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  • Carol
    07/06/2017
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    No to AHCA/BCRA!! Expand ACA!!

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