When Trump makes empty threats against the press, the media are in outrage. When a federal judge rules that Obama violated the Constitution, they ignore it.
Thursday’s amendment doesn’t resemble the model cited by pool proponents, undermines federalism, relies on price controls, and requires far more taxpayer funding.
The broad grant of authority to the executive could lead some conservatives to question whether they are being led into a potential ‘bait-and-switch’ scenario.
They do not break down along the political fault lines the speaker proposed, but health policy involves significant trade-offs that should be made very explicit to lawmakers and voters.
Whether tanking the American Health Care Act is ultimately viewed as a ‘deliverance’ will depend on whether lawmakers can learn the right lessons from an entirely predictable defeat.
How did an ostensibly ‘technical’ amendment end up withdrawing refundable tax credits from up to seven million veterans?
House Republicans released two managers’ amendments to the American Health Care Act. Here’s what they are and what Republicans are planning to do.
Friday’s meeting brought new concessions, but it did not alter the bill’s fundamental structure, leaving it short of the repeal Republicans promised.
Instead of passing legislation that some may vote for, but few truly support, House leadership would be wiser to focus on enacting a bill that members can both vote for and support.
Arcane arguments behind closed doors about parliamentary procedure will do much to determine the Obamacare repeal bill’s fate in the Senate—and could lead to a vastly altered final product.
House staff are re-writing their legislation to correct a major flaw in its structure: giving people a new entitlement for health insurance will cause millions to drop employer insurance.
This is a detailed summary of the bill, along with a number of possible conservative concerns where applicable.
NASCAR has implemented too many changes and gimmicky enhancements. The sport is now—both figuratively as well as literally—running around in circles.
Some Obamacare enrollees worry about losing their healthcare coverage. But I worry about what will happen if Obamacare isn’t repealed.
This interplay among the base of new insureds, the spending and tax baselines, and the beliefs of the conservative base will define the House Republican alternative to Obamacare.
Going down the same failed Obamacare approach of more taxes and more spending will not lower health costs. And lower costs is what Republicans should prioritize.
This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services released a rule proposing several changes to Obamacare insurance offerings.
Congressional leaders will need to pare back their aspirations for a comprehensive ‘repeal-and-replace’ bill and enact other elements of their ‘replace’ agenda in subsequent legislation.
With health care already consuming nearly one-fifth of our economy and our national debt approaching $20 trillion, does the solution really lie in incentivizing health care spending?
The government forcibly enrolls seniors—even wealthy ones—in taxpayer-funded Medicare. Trump should eliminate this government absurdity.
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