This vote sets up days of debates and votes over what parts of the Affordable Care Act this ‘skinny bill’ will repeal and replace.
Since its passage, and in a way that is unlike any policy issue in modern American history, the press have rallied to the defense of Obamacare.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurers to sell non-Obamacare plans would turn the exchanges into high-risk pools for the old and sick. That might not be such a bad thing.
The Senate minority leader implicitly admitted the Obama administration violated both the U.S. Constitution and federal criminal statutes by spending funds without an appropriation.
Did a Republican president who pledged to repeal Obamacare get elected to office in November—or not?
If the Obamacare mandates are not repealed, it would be a serious betrayal of voters, and grounds for mounting primary challenges to incumbents.
Because Michael Hiltzik had ‘never heard anything about’ Ohio dumping disabled people from Medicaid thanks to Obamacare’s expansion, he concluded it must be bogus. It’s not.
In a piece in the Washington Post today, EJ Dionne allegedly lays out the “three big lies about health care.” One of them, however, isn’t a lie at all. The other is a debatable policy question. The third is an absolute strawman.
If an outright repeal of the ‘Cadillac tax’ receives more than 60 votes in the Senate the legislation likely would increase the federal deficit in the long term.
The GOP has a chance to begin reforming health care by undoing Obamacare. Can they really afford to pass up this opportunity?
On June 22, Senate leadership released a discussion draft of their Obamacare ‘repeal-and-replace’ bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Here’s a detailed summary.
If the Senate’s Obamacare replacement includes strict pro-life protections, why are Senate staff suddenly contradicting Mitch McConnell’s claims about tax-funded abortion?
Obamacare provides states with a greater incentive to expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults than to cover services for individuals with disabilities.
The CBO’s report on Republicans’ Obamacare revamp revealed its inherent bias towards liberal cost-saving solutions rather than conservative ones.
The only way to make the Affordable Care Act sustainable while not eliminating its benefits is to double down on the parts people hate.
While there are major reasons to doubt the CBO estimate, it assures the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act will never become law.
The idea pushed by the Center for American Progress, that the Trumpcare high-risk pools will be crushed by demand far outstripping their supply, is not based on fact.
Only free-market reforms are likely to simultaneously offer Americans improved health, affordable coverage, accessible health care, and fiscal responsibility.
Twenty percent of the working-age public is now on government health insurance, the highest percentage for that age group since Medicaid began.
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