Rep. Dave Brat town hall in Richmond. May 9, 2017. Republican Party.

Comments: 46

  • Abraham Ali
    Abraham Ali 18 days ago

    Your country shouldn't have electorally voted for Trump, idiots. Choose better next time in 2020.

  • Cheryl Wakeham
    Cheryl Wakeham 1 month ago

    silly power mad bitch

  • king ralph
    king ralph 1 month ago

    This Rep. is a bought and paid for piece of shit. He talks to his constituents like they are two years old. He just rambles on so he doesn't have to give any honest answers.

  • Troy Fullerton
    Troy Fullerton 1 month ago

    Do these idiots NOT realize that he was playing them for FOOLS? He actually got them to cheer over "we want more government regulations" and "we want higher taxes"---then he let them act like lunatics so that everybody could see them show their true colors. On another source, I heard that they even BOO'ed the PRAYER! Can't they see that they're playing right into the hands of the very people they're trying to shout down? This is hilarious!

  • WTF Redux
    WTF Redux 1 month ago

    U.S. employers are saddled with huge premiums affecting competitiveness (jobs) Seems better for companies to pay lower premiums into medicare to support a bigger pool.

  • Sophie Jameson
    Sophie Jameson 1 month ago

    Not-for-profit healthcare is way cheaper. We Brits have free universal cover for 9.9% of GDP. The US pays 16.6% for a worse system.

    • Sophie Jameson
      Sophie Jameson 1 month ago

      Check out the link for health as a percentage of any nation's gross domestic product (GDP). http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS?locations=US


  • Dr. Zippy Mcscoots
    Dr. Zippy Mcscoots 1 month ago

    Whos the bigmouth bitch thinking she going to tell citizens to sit down and be quiet?

  • Dr. Zippy Mcscoots
    Dr. Zippy Mcscoots 1 month ago

    Notice the "key issues" he wants to bring up are only the o es he wants to talk about.

  • Tard129
    Tard129 1 month ago

    Its sad seeing how rude people are nowadays

  • Brandon Greene
    Brandon Greene 1 month ago

    With friends like these Republicans you don't need enemies.

  • Ruth Pullis
    Ruth Pullis 1 month ago

    what. about expanding. medical

  • STEPHEN CHRISTIAN
    STEPHEN CHRISTIAN 1 month ago

    YEAH LOSING Y0UR JOB! COULDN'T BE ANY WORSE WITH LITTLE BOY oBAMA! SO WHEN WE GET BACK TO 3,4,5, 6 GDP WE WILL HAVE GREAT HEALTH CARE WE DONT WANT THE FED GOV GIVING US HEALTH CARE! LEAVE THAT FOR MEDICARE ..LIB-TARDS GOTA LUV UM ALL U HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE VA THAT'S WHAT THESE FOOLS WANT! IT HAS TO BE THE STATES DEAR ONE, BECAUSE EVERY STATE IS SO SO VERY DIFFERENT. PS. CALIFORNIA IS DROWNING WITH ALL THE ILLEGALS TAKING HAVING BABIES & GETTING SICK HURT YET I CANT GET INSURANCE BECAUSE
    (( I LOST MINE)) U DAMN FOOL BECUASE OF THE oBAMA HORROR SHOW,WHICH GETS 24 MILLION INSRD IN 7 YEARS! & 42 MIL DROPPED OUT & EVEN Paid a fine to get insurance ..insane!! Stop all lib-tards now & let free markets work! IT BUILT OUR NATION IT WILL TAKE CARE OF INSURANCE

  • R. Turner
    R. Turner 1 month ago

    It's funny watching a woman tell women to be quiet.

  • Kevin O'Connor
    Kevin O'Connor 1 month ago

    What an atrocious and power mad 'moderator'.

    • brwneyesaz
      brwneyesaz 1 month ago

      Who does she really work for? She is rude too.


  • david gregory
    david gregory 1 month ago

    This clown is bought & paid by insurance companies, big pharama, & the healthcare industry. He is a greedy punk. Snake oil salesman. Medicare for all. Vote this blaggard out. The town hall belongs to the people. Brat lies like a rug. Pre-existing conditions......what is the cost?????????? JOIN the people.....Medicare for all in the richest nation in the history of the world. We can afford it. How can we fight wars throughout the world and not be able to provide healthcare at home??????? This Brat-dog is coming for your social security / medicare next. Be ready folks. Brat will give the money to his wealthy friends. He does not give a sh*t about us. You want to know how to fix the budget.....stop fighting wars for big oil.

  • David Robertson
    David Robertson 1 month ago

    This guy is a wise ass. I have to wonder if he's searching for a new job because 2018 is right around the corner.

  • philip013
    philip013 1 month ago

    He's up there with his mom.

  • luffysugoi
    luffysugoi 1 month ago

    How can you be as smug as this guy is and still get people to vote for you? Astounding.

  • Ryan Cox
    Ryan Cox 1 month ago

    3:43 - Wow look at that RWNJ in the pantsuit talking down at all her subjects like a smug, sniveling, self-righteous elitist that she is. Just wow! Amazing! SAD!

    • Kristen Rigby
      Kristen Rigby 1 month ago

      He's a paid "Cuk" troll


    • Ryan Cox
      Ryan Cox 1 month ago

      Ran C, snert alert!


    • Ran C
      Ran C 1 month ago

      Ryan Cox wtf are you talking about?


  • Michelle Close
    Michelle Close 1 month ago

    You are a liar!

  • Dr Dwg
    Dr Dwg 1 month ago

    The fuck is wrong with people? God damn kids. Escort those fuks out

  • VermilionMage
    VermilionMage 1 month ago

    Not one of those pieces of shit shouting are Republican. They're all bought and paid for rioters.

    • wedas67
      wedas67 1 month ago

      VermilionMage
      Go fuck your self


    • Ryan Cox
      Ryan Cox 1 month ago

      ROTF, says who? You cornflake? Can I see the paystub from George Soros?


  • OldAstronomer
    OldAstronomer 1 month ago

    #BratIsDoomed

  • Ioganstone
    Ioganstone 1 month ago

    rabble rabble rabble!

  • Richard White
    Richard White 1 month ago

    There is no such thing as "coverage" for pre-existing conditions. That's not how insurance works. That would be more correctly termed a "benefit" or "entitlement" which is paid for by other people, though not voluntarily. Brat might have asked his audience how many want more federal spending programs if they are the ones who will pay for it with additional taxes. He also might have asked how many want more federal regulations if they will pay for them out of their own pockets.

    • Ryan Cox
      Ryan Cox 1 month ago

      Dick White, funny I'm looking at my policy right now and it says "benefit." And my group insurance even before the ACA says preexisting conditions are covered. Strange how my premium dollars seem to go to pay for others' pesky healthcare and not me directly. Those goddamn godless commies /snert snert/ *rolls eyes* You clearly have no clue what you're talking about. How's your government run Medicare insurance, old man?


    • BonerMaroner
      BonerMaroner 1 month ago

      $880,000,000,000 tax cut for people making $250,000 plus per year and minus $330,000,000,000 in subsidies for 24,000,000 people. Yes sir your the man.


  • Chrystal Doyle
    Chrystal Doyle 1 month ago

    Isn't losing your job and losing coverage enough of a penalty without facing a 30% increase in premiums?

    • Allard Freichmann
      Allard Freichmann 1 month ago

      You do realize that health care is made by humans? If you realize that than you know who can fix health care. The same goes for politics.


    • Ran C
      Ran C 1 month ago

      Health care is broken and it will never be fixed


    • Ran C
      Ran C 1 month ago

      Looking to the govt to help you with your personal problems is stupid.


  • Chrystal Doyle
    Chrystal Doyle 1 month ago

    Brat strategically glosses over crucial elements of AHCA that can be most damaging to his constituents, namely States’ rights to opt out of coverage for pre-existing conditions. He also failed to address issues related to Medicaid and covering children with disabilities. Virginia’s recent lack of support Medicaid expansion set a dangerous precedent for coverage of pre-existing conditions in VA.

    • Ioganstone
      Ioganstone 1 month ago

      Your summary was definitely damaging to my brain. It is impossible to get the waiver to get rid of essential health benefits without still have pre existing conditions.


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    Rep. Dave Brat town hall in Richmond. May 9, 2017. Republican Party.

    • Balance Pilates
      Balance Pilates 19 days ago

      thanks for taking the time to write this out. The details really help.


    • Alexia Tr
      Alexia Tr 1 month ago

      DoDan Swaney that was exactly what they were asking for the Republicans to do all these years, to sit down with the rest and fix what was wrong. but they didn't because they wanted it to fail. This has worked however​ for people to see what Republicans have stood for all this time they were blaming Obama for everything, they didn't​ care about the people, they didn't want a plan that works, they wanted the old system back, and Actually with some of the pre-existent conditions they are adding and all the age prices they are going to be charging for it's going to be way worse than how it was before ACA.
      At the end the only ones benefiting​from this would be young healthy men between 20-30. And I say men because with irregular periods, rape, domestic abuse, C-section, pregnancy being added to the pre-existent list they are proposing, most women won't be able to get insured or will be sky high. Also they don't want insurances to be required to pay for prenatal care.


    • Virginia Rockwell
      Virginia Rockwell 1 month ago

      thank you for this summary.


    • Dan Swaney
      Dan Swaney 1 month ago

      As a middle class worker who has been working away from my family to pay off healthcare costs, the GOP Healthcare plan would cause more hardship on the lower and middle class who are over 40, like myself.

      Here's a bulleted list of the items I don't agree should be in it:

      1. Insurers would be able to charge older consumers five times more than younger consumers.

      2. MacArthur Amendment

      2a. States could apply for a waiver that allows insurers to charge older consumers at an even higher ratio (Bad)

      2b.Allows an individual state to define what basic benefits are through a waiver process. (Bad)

      2c. States could waive rules requiring consumers of the same age in the same area to pay the same costs for healthcare. (Bad)

      2d. Sick consumers could face higher health care costs if they have a lapse in coverage lasting more than 63 days. (Bad)

      3. People would still receive subsidies, which would phase out at incomes of $75,000 per year (Bad)
      - Subsidies should be given to all Americans equally to give everyone the same healthcare plan and coverage regardless of income.
      - Subsidies should be paid for by:
      3a. People who have incomes over $400,000 a year or
      3b. People who have Dividends (without counting deductions for losses) over $100,000 a year or
      3c. Trusts which have the same payouts above or
      3d. Businesses which make over $1,000,000 in profit (without counting losses used to try to escape it and make them budget for it).

      4. Tax Credits are not a good solution to use because they cause delays on getting the money now so it doesn't force people to miss mortgage payments.
      - The ACA did do it right by providing subsidies through billing so the patient wouldn't be as burdened by the medical bill.

      5. Less Insured means higher hospital bills for all
      - Hospitals are struggling and with the GOP bill, there will be an increase in ER visits by uninsured which will never be paid.

      6. Pre-existing Conditions are excluded. (Bad)
      - When I was involuntarily laid off, I had to pay $1300 a month in premiums to keep from having a lapse in coverage so if I got cancer again it would be covered.
      - ACA stopped it.
      - GOP Plan brings it back as a hardship.

      7. Medicaid would be barred from providing funding for any health clinics that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood (Bad)

      8. A fixed "per capita cap" or a "block grant" to states for funding (Bad)
      - This will cause people to move to states who provide it and would harm state incomes forcing increased State taxes.

      9. Medical device makers, insurance companies and wealthy Americans would all receive a big tax cut (Bad)
      - This is a major problem when the lower and middle class are the ones suffering.

      I would like the ACA to remain and to modify it to fix what is wrong. Such as:
      1. Reduce deductibles to $250.
      2. Reduce out of pocket max to $1,000.
      3. Impose increased taxes on the upper class who make over $400,000 a year.
      4. Impose rules to force the affluent to be measured by their gross incone so they have to budget for it instead of class losses to escape it.
      5. Impose the same rules above on Businesses making over $1 million a year gross income.

      To best overcome this, there needs to be bipartisan support or we failed the system of Democracy.

      What can you do to help fix the ACA?

      Write your Congressman today just like this!


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