Republican Sen. Dean Heller said he’s ‘pleased’ the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare ultimately failed.
The Problem Solvers Caucus proposal amounts to little more than an Obamacare TARP—Turning Against Repeal Promises.
For the president, as for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the cost-sharing reduction payments should be a binary choice: Does a lawful appropriation for the payments exist, or not?
The personal tragedy of the Gard family and their dying baby elicited a spectacle of hypocrisy and grandstanding from Rome to DC.
These people were lied to repeatedly, made to bear the brunt of Obamacare’s costs and broken promises, and now denigrated for daring to point out they have been hurt.
The story of one North Carolina man’s ordeal with Obamacare shows how the federal health care law hurts average American families by denying care.
If senators support the scenarios below, then they should vote for the bill. If not, perhaps they should consider another course.
The Senate’s consideration of health-care legislation will soon result in a grueling series of votes dubbed ‘vote-a-rama.’ It will be wild.
This vote sets up days of debates and votes over what parts of the Affordable Care Act this ‘skinny bill’ will repeal and replace.
Without a clear vision of the final legislation and an agreement from 50 Republican senators to preserve that vision on the Senate floor, proceeding to the bill will result in a policy morass.
As Vince Lombardi might ask, ‘What the h— is going on out here?’
Former Obama official Andy Slavitt made the bold claim that Republicans were changing their health-care bill ‘not just to gut Medicaid, but to allow states to eliminate it.’ False.
Moderates want other senators to respect their states’ decisions on Medicaid expansion, but want to dictate to other senators how those senators’ states should regulate health insurance.
The defund Planned Parenthood campaign hinges on whether we can convince wavering GOP leaders to leave the defunding provision alone as they tweak the Obamacare repeal.
If the Obamacare mandates are not repealed, it would be a serious betrayal of voters, and grounds for mounting primary challenges to incumbents.
This past week, frictions caused by federalism helped create the legislative stalemate, but the forces of federalism can also pave the way for a solution.
Ten years ago, Deamonte Driver died of a toothache even though he had Medicaid. In today’s debate over Obamacare, Democrats refuse to face the facts.
Here’s a concrete example of what ‘skyrocketing premiums,’ ‘gargantuan deductibles,’ and ‘outrageous co-pays’ look like on the ground for a blue-collar, middle-class truck driver.
The overhaul being contemplated in Washington could give states flexibility to modernize Medicaid and provide better care to patients, which could end up saving taxpayers money.
Throwing taxpayer money at skyrocketing premiums won’t solve the problem, and will instead just create another entitlement that health insurers will want to make permanent.
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