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The Deal Breaker In #Ryancare

In his book The Art of the Deal President Trump offered the following advice about negotiation, “What you should never do is pay too much, even if that means walking away…”.

Much as we’d like President Trump to succeed, providing subsidized health care to illegal aliens is too steep a price for conservatives to pay to support the President in his optimistic push to use Speaker Paul Ryan’s Paul Ryandisastrous Obamacare 2.0, Rinocare or #Ryancare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Recent changes made to the #Ryancare bill to persuade conservative House Republicans to vote for it do not address one of its most critical flaws – allowing illegal aliens to obtain health care through identity fraud.

Our friend Daniel Horowitz explained in an article for Conservative Review that the draft #Ryancare bill eliminated even perfunctory protections against illegal alien enrollment.

“Although Obamacare didn’t require photo ID and fingerprints to verify identity, it did harness the Department of Homeland Security’s Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database. Thus, officials were at least able to check immigration status against Social Security numbers,” Horowitz wrote.

“The problem with this bill is that because it tweaks Obamacare and creates a new massive entitlement system through the budget reconciliation process, it cannot have the statutory effect of mandating HHS and IRS work with Citizenship and Immigration Services to use the SAVE database because that issue is outside the jurisdiction of the reporting committees,” Horowitz observed.

So, the Department of Health and Human Services and IRS will not even be able to check enrollees’ Social Security numbers to ensure that the buyer is a citizen, not an illegal alien concluded Horowitz.

During the Obamacare enrollment periods, Obamacare navigators signed up thousands of illegal aliens, observed Breitbart’s Katie McHugh.

Estimates vary, but there are well over ten million illegal aliens present in the U.S., feeding an enormous appetite for fraudulent documents—including counterfeit Social Security cards using numbers that were either stolen from an American or will be assigned to a newborn in the future.

The massive healthcare giveaway would incentivize greater illegal immigration in an era of suppressed wages, joblessness, and a raging opioid addiction epidemic. As more cheap labor surges over the border, so do drugs. The Republican leadership’s healthcare bill would only fuel this disastrous cycle, concluded McHugh.

Speaker Ryan and his establishment Republican allies are desperate to use President Trump and the prestige of the White House to dragoon conservatives into voting for the bill – even to the point of falsely claiming that the President will campaign against those who oppose this big government disaster.

Politico ran a story Tuesday headlined “Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat” that reported the President had delivered a stern warning to conservatives and Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (NC–11) that they could lose re-election races if they oppose the bill pushed by GOP congressional leadership and the White House.

This lame Boehner-like attempt to intimidate conservatives was quickly walked back by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

As Garth Kant reported for WND, a reporter said Meadows “seems like a nice guy” and asked whether the president had decided to campaign against any member of Congress in upcoming GOP primaries if that lawmaker had opposed the health care bill.

Spicer dismissed that notion, observing that Meadows was a long-time and early supporter of the president. The press secretary explained that President Trump “had some fun at his [Rep. Meadows] expense this morning during the conference meeting, and I think he continued to express hope that Congressman Meadows, who’s the head of the Freedom Caucus, would continue to see the efforts that have been made to make this better and address a lot of the concerns out there.”

Earlier this week House Freedom Caucus communications director Alyssa Farah told Breitbart News last-minute amendments “do little to address the serious concerns of House conservatives.”

Yesterday, Farah confirmed that the updated bill does not, in fact, prevent illegals from receiving health care.

Without the House Freedom Caucus, the bill does not have the necessary 216 votes to pass the House.

WND’s Garth Kant reports that there are 25 HFC members “firmly” against it.

Only 21 GOP “no” votes are needed to kill the legislation in the House, presuming every Democrat also votes against it.

Perhaps the most important point Donald Trump made in The Art of the Deal was, “Deals work best when each side gets something it wants from the other.”

However, as of now conservatives are getting next to nothing in the #Ryancare bill. It’s time for conservatives and for President Trump to take his own deal making advice and walk away from this disaster – there are better deals available and the price of giving illegal aliens taxpayer subsidized health care is way too high.

We urge CHQ readers to contact House Freedom Caucus members to tell them to stand tall in opposition to #Ryancare.

Freedom Caucus Member Contact Information

Mark Meadows (NC)     

(202) 225-6401  



Justin Amash (MI)          

(202) 225-3831  



Brian Babin (TX)               

(202) 225-1555  



Rod Blum (IA)   

(202) 225-2911  



Dave Brat (VA) 

(202) 225-2815  



Jim Bridenstine (OK)      

(202) 225-2211  



Mo Brooks (AL)

(202) 225-4801  



Ken Buck (CO)  

(202) 225-4676  



Warren Davidson (OH) 

(202) 225-6205  



Ron DeSantis (FL)            

(202) 225-2706  



Scott DesJarlais (TN)      

(202) 225-6831  



Jeff Duncan (SC)

(202) 225-5301  



Trent Franks (AZ)            

(202) 225-4576  



Paul Gosar (AZ)

(202) 225-2315  



Morgan Griffith (VA)     

(202) 225-3861  



Andy Harris (MD)            

(202) 225-5311  



Jody Hice (GA) 

(202) 225-4101  



Jim Jordan (OH)               

(202) 225-2676  



Raúl Labrador (ID)           

(202) 225-6611  



Barry Loudermilk (GA)  

(202) 225-2931  



Alex Mooney (WV)        

(202) 225-2711  



Gary Palmer (AL)             

(202) 225-4921  



Steve Pearce (NM)        

(202) 225-2365  



Scott Perry (PA)               

(202) 225-5836  



Ted Poe (TX)     

(202) 225-6565  



Bill Posey (FL)   

(202) 225-3671  



Mark Sanford (SC)          

(202) 225-3176  



David Schweikert (AZ)  

(202) 225-2190  



Randy Weber (TX)

(202) 225-2831  



Ted Yoho (FL)   

(202) 225-5744  



Joe Barton (TX)

(202) 225-2002  



Louie Gohmert (TX)       

(202) 225-3035  


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What ryan is trying to push through is just an adjustment of obamacare and still has the mandate taxes in it, doesn't cover veterans and will be no better than obamacare. They need to scrap the whole thing and start from scratch to get what was promised. I pray President Trump will read through the whole bill and see what is wrong with it and make them start from scratch. We need to get government out of healthcare completely.

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