Home » Tech

Sen. Ted Cruz to hold health care town hall in Austin Thursday

09 July, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Jan Cross
  • SOTU panel Santorum Trump needs to step up on health care_00013625

That means that while Cruz is already trying to shore up support across the state for his re-election bid in 2018, promising to destroy his constituents' access to health care - and having the audacity to mock those who don't want him to do so - is not exactly a winning strategy for him.

"I think it was a good opportunity to have the exchange", Cruz said. Mike Lee are working on an amendment to the Senate legislation that would remove protections for preexisting conditions and would call for greater choice for Americans.

"I would say that if we voted on the Cruz proposal, it would be in the neighborhood of 37 to 15 against, 37 no votes and 15 yeses, and that's probably generous", said a GOP aide familiar with the Senate negotiations.

"It hasn't been fleshed out yet, so I believe pre-existing conditions ought to be covered, and we shouldn't deny people coverage with pre-existing conditions, so that would have to be worked out", Sen.

Cruz has implied that he might not support his party's harmful health care repeal bill - not because it would gut Medicaid to give tax cuts to the rich, but because it does not go far enough, in his opinion.

Cruz (R-TX) will continue to push for an amendment that would allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare insurance regulations if they sell plans that do comply with those regulations. He said he hasn't decided how he will vote on the Senate's health care bill because he wants to "judge the final product". "But don't make everybody buy it".

Stocks Steady After Release of Fed Minutes
The labor market is strengthening, while business investment and consumer spending appear to be recovering from recent lows. Meanwhile, U.S. officials will soon confront the challenge of raising the debt ceiling to continue to fund the government.

United Kingdom manufacturing sector slows to three-month low
Today's PMI showed price pressures for manufacturing firms eased in June, which could help ease the squeeze on profit margins. China is a major user of natural resources, so any growth indications from there tend to boost the mining sector.

Luke Cage's Mahershala Ali in 'Early Talks' for True Detective S3 Role
Fresh off an Oscar win for his supporting role in Moonlight , Ali is a flawless pick for the lead in True Detective . The first season, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson , set in the Deep South, was awesome television.

The decision to send Cruz's proposal to the CBO indicates that leadership is considering the idea seriously enough to have it analyzed for its impact on consumers and the federal budget. Without Lee, it becomes hard to imagine a path for the legislation to pass; 50 of the 52 Senate Republicans must vote for it. Cruz's insistence, according to GOP aides, in recent weeks that the Senate bill scrap the regulations governing pre-existing conditions is a shift that has made their job more hard. But Democrats have tried to help, said U.S. Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston. He also reiterated his opposition to the Affordable Care Act but acknowledged that getting the votes in the Senate to repeal it remains a challenge.

"Republicans didn't want to fix it", Green, ranking member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee, told the American-Statesman.

"Opioid Prescriptions Falling But Remain Too High, CDC Says": "A new report out Thursday offers a bit of hope: Doctors are prescribing opioids less often, and the average dose they're giving patients has dropped, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention".

Senate staffers argued that Cruz has consistently pushed for more flexible and affordable healthcare plans.

On Thursday, Cruz said there could be "catastrophic" consequences for Republicans if they fail to repeal Obamacare. Inside, the discussion was much cooler, but tensions mounted when the topic turned to health care. Now, with health care as the biggest policy issue in the country, he's playing the issue like an insider.

"It is precarious", Cruz said. "The majority is so narrow".


  • Mahendra Dhoni turns 36, birthday wishes pour in 'Mr. Helicopter'

    Mahendra Dhoni turns 36, birthday wishes pour in 'Mr. Helicopter'

    Twitter is flooding with wishes and everyone is wishing him in their unique way. "Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Despite all that, what all that stands out as the best is his incredible six that garnered World Cup in 2011.
    Another fiscal year ends with no budget

    Another fiscal year ends with no budget

    If the spending bill and tax increases fail to pass, Democrats have a backup plan to vote on a series of emergency spending bills. Cardenas said the lack of a budget affects the state's roads and traffic lights, because there's no money to fix them.
    Short Says Repealing Obamacare With Later Replacement an Option

    Short Says Repealing Obamacare With Later Replacement an Option

    And then I think the president should call on the Senate to cancel our August" recess, Sasse said. Just three GOP defections would doom the legislation, because Democrats are united in opposition.
  • Gang Riot Leaves 28 Dead In Mexico Prison

    Gang Riot Leaves 28 Dead In Mexico Prison

    Acapulco is the biggest city in Guerrero, one of Mexico's most lawless states and a centre for opium poppy production. Many riots have been breaking out in Mexican prisons as they are often overcrowded and there is a lot of corruption.
    Andromeda Will Not Get Single-Player DLC

    Andromeda Will Not Get Single-Player DLC

    There were rumors back in May that the series had been put on indefinite hold and Bioware employees transferred to new projects. Yesterday, a widely shared Facebook post claimed that BioWare had cancelled Mass Effect: Andromeda's downloadable content .
    Carrie Lam Is Sworn In as Hong Kong's First Female Leader

    Carrie Lam Is Sworn In as Hong Kong's First Female Leader

    People marched with signs criticizing the Chinese president, while others called for the end of the Communist Party of China. During his visit Xi has pledged support for Hong Kong and assured that its semi-autonomous system of government is intact.
  • India launches new single nationwide tax

    India launches new single nationwide tax

    Businesses were asking for more time to implement changes, anxious that they are not ready for the move to the new system. President Pranab Mukherjee said the ambitious GST is a "tribute" to the maturity and wisdom of India's democracy.
    Disney removing bride auction from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride

    Disney removing bride auction from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride

    "At this rate I fear that the entire ride will disappear one day as pirates were not historically moral nor politically correct". Concept art for the revised auction scene that will debut in early 2018 in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.
    Hawkish Tone and Delay of Health Care Vote Undermine Stocks

    Hawkish Tone and Delay of Health Care Vote Undermine Stocks

    It was last up 0.1 percent at 111.94 yen.But U.S. data on Monday gave investors reason to be cautious about buying the dollar. Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were down fell 6/32 in price to yield 2.2191 percent, from 2.198 percent late on Tuesday.
  • Attacker dead after report of 'several people shot' at Bronx Hospital

    Attacker dead after report of 'several people shot' at Bronx Hospital

    Gunfire broke out at 2:50 p.m. inside the Bronx Lebanon Hospital at 1650 Grand Concourse, according to the NYPD. According to a tweet from his office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is being briefed on the developing situation.
    House Immigration Votes Build on Trump Campaign Promises

    House Immigration Votes Build on Trump Campaign Promises

    A mother of a victim told the New York Times she was so overwhelmed by the President's statements on immigrations she cried. House of Representatives on Thursday and gathered criticism from opponents who claim they are a threat to civil liberties.
    NASA sounding rocket releases artificial clouds above mid-Atlantic

    NASA sounding rocket releases artificial clouds above mid-Atlantic

    The rocket lifted off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, and its flight lasted about 8 minutes. Vapour tracers are artificial clouds that allow scientists to track the movement of particles through space.


J&K: Curfew brings normal life to standstill in valley
India and Pakistan trade blame over deadly shelling on the anniversary of the death of rebel leader, Burhan Wani. The Indian government said that Islamabad was praising a terrorist belonging to a prohibited terrorist group.

Vince Carter Signs 1-Year, $8 Million Deal With Sacramento Kings
But for how much experience he brings to a young Kings roster, Carter's fit on the court makes sense for numerous reasons as well. Sacramento represents the seventh different team Carter has played for throughout his time in the league.

Halo 5 4K Update Confirmed For Xbox One X
Each will include campaign and multiplayer modes, and will support LAN play between Xbox One and Xbox 360. Although 343 studios is mum on the details, they promise to reveal more as the release date approaches.

Cowboys' Damien Wilson Arrested, Charged With Aggravated Assault At Soccer Game
Last season Wilson started five games and made 23 tackles for Dallas in just his second season coming out of Minnesota . If there's one thing the Dallas Cowboys are known for, it's players getting suspended and/or arrested.

Sagan kicked out of Tour de France
It's already been a hard year for Cavendish, who came down with mononucleosis caused by the Epstein-Barr virus in April. As Cavendish tried to squeeze through a tight opening against the barrier, Sagan appeared to throw an elbow into him.

Tropical Depression likely to form in the Atlantic this week
Should the disturbance develop into a tropical storm, it will take on the name of "Don". It is now located about 800 miles in a westward direction off the Cabo Verde islands.

Kanye West, Jay Z feud going legal
Kanye owes much of his career to Jay-Z, and Kanye produced or featured on some of Jay's biggest hits. "You still ain't called me. Speaking of 4:44, Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian , is reportedly upset that JAY-Z dissed her hubby on the track "Kill Jay-Z".

Rockets, Nene reach agreement a 2nd time
Updating a previous item, Nene is back on the free agent market due to a misunderstanding with the new CBA's over-38 rule. How much would other teams pay? "They brought the young Nene back".

Driver Charged in Road Rage Killing of Penn. Teen
Hogan stated that the victim was killed by "a single round from a 40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun". The shooter fled in a red pickup, driving partly along the shoulder of the highway until exiting the road.

Europeans line up behind Paris accord, free trade before G20
Chancellor Merkel and President Trump will meet with their worldwide counterparts at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. She said that "the Paris agreement is irreversible and it is not negotiable".