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    Republicans block $35 cap on price of insulin from Senate bill

    Washington Senate Republicans on Sunday blocked a $35 monthly cap on the cost of insulin in the private market from being included in Democrats' economic tax and spending package, voting down an amendment to the measure during a marathon session leading up to what Democrats hope will be final passage of the bill.

    The Senate on Saturday night began consideration of more than 30 amendments to the Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats' $700 billion legislation that aims to combat climate change, raise taxes on large corporations and address rising health care costs.

    Amid the proposed changes to the plan was to set the $35 per month cap on insulin, the pricy medication needed to treat diabetes. Seven Republican senators voted with all 50 Democrats to keep the price ceiling in the legislation: Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Cindy Hyde Smith of Mississippi, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Dan Sullivan of Alaska.


    Still, with a vote of 57 to 43, the provision failed to garner the 60 votes needed to waive special budgetary rules and include it in the bill. The House passed a similar cap on the price of insulin in April.

    Democrats are hoping to clear their overall legislative package on Sunday, setting the House up to briefly return to Washington this week to approve it. Its passage would notch President Biden and congressional Democrats a key win before the midterm elections, when they are working to maintain control of Congress.

    The legislation is the culmination of months of negotiations over Mr. Biden's domestic policy plan, which at times appeared dead but was revived late last month with the surprise announcement of an agreement between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia.

    Democrats praise the plan as their answer to addressing inflation and its nearly $400 billion investment in fighting climate change. The package allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, extends enhanced health insurance subsidies that were set to expire at the end of the year and imposes a 15% minimum tax on corporations that make more than $1 billion each year.

    To boost clean energy, the measure includes tax credits for buying electric vehicles and manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines. It also provides rebates for consumers who buy energy efficient appliances and provides $4 billion for drought relief.

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    BigPill laughing at that proposal

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    keeping insulin prices high to own the libs

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    Libs send 1 billion to another country
    USA is hiring more irs to make sure USA legal give them
    Money to give to non USA legal citizens

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    Libs send 1 billion to another country
    USA is hiring more irs to make sure USA legal give them
    Money to give to non USA legal citizens
    So you're in favor of high insulin prices because of Democrats.

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    killing off their base to own the libs
    fify

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    LOL losing when the score is 57-43 in your favor. ing senate is a cancer on democracy.

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    Libs send 1 billion to another country
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    in' tell it, ducks.

    Testify!!!!

    ducks

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    Republicans block $35 cap on price of insulin from Senate bill

    Washington — Senate Republicans on Sunday blocked a $35 monthly cap on the cost of insulin in the private market from being included in Democrats' economic tax and spending package, voting down an amendment to the measure during a marathon session leading up to what Democrats hope will be final passage of the bill.

    The Senate on Saturday night began consideration of more than 30 amendments to the Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats' $700 billion legislation that aims to combat climate change, raise taxes on large corporations and address rising health care costs.

    Amid the proposed changes to the plan was to set the $35 per month cap on insulin, the pricy medication needed to treat diabetes. Seven Republican senators voted with all 50 Democrats to keep the price ceiling in the legislation: Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Cindy Hyde Smith of Mississippi, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Dan Sullivan of Alaska.


    Still, with a vote of 57 to 43, the provision failed to garner the 60 votes needed to waive special budgetary rules and include it in the bill. The House passed a similar cap on the price of insulin in April.

    Democrats are hoping to clear their overall legislative package on Sunday, setting the House up to briefly return to Washington this week to approve it. Its passage would notch President Biden and congressional Democrats a key win before the midterm elections, when they are working to maintain control of Congress.

    The legislation is the culmination of months of negotiations over Mr. Biden's domestic policy plan, which at times appeared dead but was revived late last month with the surprise announcement of an agreement between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia.

    Democrats praise the plan as their answer to addressing inflation and its nearly $400 billion investment in fighting climate change. The package allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, extends enhanced health insurance subsidies that were set to expire at the end of the year and imposes a 15% minimum tax on corporations that make more than $1 billion each year.

    To boost clean energy, the measure includes tax credits for buying electric vehicles and manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines. It also provides rebates for consumers who buy energy efficient appliances and provides $4 billion for drought relief.

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    LOL losing when the score is 57-43 in your favor. ing senate is a cancer on democracy.

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    LOL losing when the score is 57-43 in your favor. ing senate is a cancer on democracy.
    Majority rule is underrated for sure. I'd get behind an amendment to can the US Senate if one ever came up.

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    Majority rule is underrated for sure. I'd get behind an amendment to can the US Senate if one ever came up.
    Or you could just cry about it anytime doesn't go your way

    "We almost lost our democracy!!" - got

    "Our democratic system is ed, I'd vote to can it if I could" -same got

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    Majority rule is underrated for sure. I'd get behind an amendment to can the US Senate if one ever came up while Democrats were in power. I'd cry facism like a baby if it came up while Repugs were in power.
    fify

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    keeping insulin prices high to own the libs
    Right on cue

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    Insulin was cheap when Trump was doing his thing. Biden immediately raised the prices after the coup.

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    Biden Administration Rescinds Trump Administration Insulin Pricing Rule

    https://www.policymed.com/2021/10/bi...cing-rule.html

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    Insulin was cheap when Trump was doing his thing. Biden immediately raised the prices after the coup.
    Lol "Biden raised the prices"

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    This message is hidden because Blake is on your ignore list.

    lololololol

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    The 43:


    John Barrasso, WY
    Marsha Blackburn, TN
    Roy Blunt, MO
    John Boozman, AR
    Mike Braun, IN
    Richard Burr, NC
    S y Moore Capito, WV
    John Cornyn, TX
    Tom Cotton, AR
    Kevin Cramer, ND
    Mike Crapo, ID
    Ted Cruz, TX
    Steve Daines, MT
    Joni Ernst, IA
    Deb Fischer, NE
    Lindsey Graham, SC
    Chuck Grassley, IA
    Bill Hagerty, TN
    John Hoeven, ND
    Jim Inhofe, OK
    Ron Johnson, WI
    James Lankford, OK
    Mike Lee, UT
    Cynthia Lummis, WY
    Roger Marshall, KS
    Mitch McConnell, KY
    Jerry Moran, KS
    Rand Paul, KY
    Rob Portman, OH
    Jim Risch, ID
    Mitt Romney, UT
    Mike Rounds, SD
    Marco Rubio, FL
    Ben Sasse, NE
    Rick Scott, FL
    Tim Scott, SC
    Richard Shelby, AL
    John Thune, SD
    Thom Tillis, NC
    Patrick Toomey, PA
    Tommy Tuberville, AL
    Roger Wicker, MS
    Todd Young, IN

    https://www.newsweek.com/fortythree-...-costs-1731670


    The usual shmucks.

    A little surprised at Romney

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    With how many of the board trumpeters need insulin it’s pretty shocking to see them not support this cap tbh

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    With how many of the board trumpeters need insulin it’s pretty shocking to see them not support this cap tbh
    Biden Administration Rescinds Trump Administration Insulin Pricing Rule

    https://www.policymed.com/2021/10/bi...cing-rule.html

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