That’s why Heller voted for the ‘skinny’ ObamaCare repeal

Now there’s a figure we haven’t seen before.

When the topic of ObamaCare comes up in Nevada media there is invariably a reference to the number of Nevadans who gained health insurance coverage under the law. That number usually ranges from 200,000 to 400,000, but is probably really closer to 220,000.

But down in the penultimate paragraph of a front page story in the Las Vegas newspaper Sen. Dean Heller explains why he voted for the “skinny” repeal of ObamaCare, the bill that would have ended the penalties for individuals who don’t buy health insurance and companies that don’t offer health insurance as a benefit. The bill, unlike a previous one that Heller voted against, did not touch the expanded Medicaid roles that Gov. Brian Sandoval approved.

“Heller said he voted to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate because 90,000 people in Nevada are paying the tax penalty because they can’t afford insurance,” the story reports.

Heller’s only declared Democratic opponent in the 2018 election, Rep. Jacky Rosen, has lambasted that “skinny” vote and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto voted to continue those penalties on 90,000 Nevadans.

According to a published report, those penalties will still apply in the 14 counties that in 2018 will have no ObamaCare eligible insurance providers, unless Congress changes that.

Video falsely claims Heller changed his vote:

5 comments on “That’s why Heller voted for the ‘skinny’ ObamaCare repeal

  1. Steve says:

    No worries. The liberal left tin foil hat brigade has the solution.

    Re locate all those 90,000 people into the cities where they can be regulated to death while being forced to pay for stuff they don’t want or need. This solves all the “problems” the tinfoil hat brigade has invented.

  2. Rincon says:

    But Obamacare lives on partly because of Conservative intransigence. Their own disinformation campaign has gotten in the way. It still doesn’t seem to occur to anyone that both Obamacare and the preexisting system met the needs of insurance companies quite well.

    Just ask yourself, who are the greatest insurance risks? Old people, the disabled, those with preexisting conditions and poor people who can’t pay premiums. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security removed undesirables from three of those groups to the benefit of insurance companies, who cover mainly the most desirable groups. They were stuck paying for those with preexisting conditions under both systems though. Give them time. They will find a way to get those people off their rolls too.

  3. Rincon says:

    An interesting link. The billionaires of this country use the same techniques. I’ve seen the results many times in this space.

  4. Steve says:

    turns out it’s not a bad idea to support McConnell….SLT is all in for Heller from caucus to general.

    And, with the state Republican party devoid of ANY viable caucus challenger to Heller, the campaign fun is going to be on the Democrats side of the aisle, which is Dina Titus’s to lose if she decides she wants it!
    And I hope she does because we would get to witness Harry Reid lose! (Via Jackie Rosen….)

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