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Trump administration pushes to completely gut Obamacare in dramatic escalation

The Trump administration now believes that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down, a major shift in the federal government’s position and one that could endanger health coverage for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. In a letter on Monday night, the justice department said it is now backing a Texas judge’s controversial […]

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Updated Trumpcare Bill Will See 41 Million Americans Be Health Care Losers

The Senate now has a clearer sense of the 41 million Americans who would lose under the health bill the House sent them by Donald Trump and the Republicans. It also got a startlingly direct message from government analysts about how destabilizing one of the House ideas could be. The Congressional Budget Office published its […]

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House May Need to Vote Again on GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill

House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure. House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t yet sent the bill to the Senate because there’s a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending on […]

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Republican infighting is part of being Republican

Trumpcare failed to pass but the real problem is that the Republican Party is plagued by partisan infighting. Mr. Trump was able to use the ideological differences between factions in the party to his advantage during the election campaign. Not only did he overthrow the party’s traditional leadership, he united many of the other competing […]

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Trump discovers politics isn’t like business

Donald Trump is used to running private companies with him as President, and enjoying the Presidential power private companies provide. Now he finds being President of the United States isn’t the same as being President of Trump Organization. Republicans, who voted more than 60 times to repeal or alter Obamacare over the past few years […]

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Republicans Fake Healthcare

Paul Ryan is promoting Trumpcare as if it were some sort of medical Magna Carta – a brave declaration of healthcare freedom. “We’re not going to make an American do what they don’t want to do. You get it [healthcare] if you want it. That’s freedom” he recently said on Face the Nation. Freedom to […]

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Budget Office says Trump’s healthcare bill favors wealthy

Effects on Health Insurance Coverage To estimate the budgetary effects, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) projected how the legislation would change the number of people who obtain federally subsidized health insurance through Medicaid, the nongroup market, and the employment-based market, as well as many other factors. CBO and JCT estimate that, in […]

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Fact-checking President Trump’s CPAC speech

Here’s a roundup of some of the 13 of Trump’s more dubious claims he made at CPAC 2017: “I saw one story recently where they said, ‘Nine people have confirmed.’ There are no nine people. I don’t believe there was one or two people. Nine people. . . . They make up sources.” Trump is […]

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If you are middle class, or poor, or sick don’t read this. You may get sick or sicker.

House Republican leaders on Thursday presented their rank-and-file members with the outlines of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, leaning heavily on tax credits to finance individual insurance purchases and sharply reducing federal payments to the 31 states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility. What does ‘expanded Medicaid’ mean? ACA Medicaid Expansion – What […]