Which states will end up the proverbial winners and losers under the Graham-Cassidy bill? The answer is simple: Nope.
The Senate’s 52 Republicans have multiple options open to keep the Obamacare repeal process alive after September 30. The only question is whether they have the political will to do so.
Here’s a simpler, cleaner solution: Preserving the status quo on Medicaid expansion in exchange for full repeal of Obamacare’s insurance regulations at the federal level.
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.
Twenty-somethings mooching off of their parents’ health insurance plan aren’t the reason Obamacare is bad.
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?
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.
Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal portions of Obamacare failed narrowly late Thursday night, thanks to three defecting GOP senators.
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.
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.
If the Obamacare mandates are not repealed, it would be a serious betrayal of voters, and grounds for mounting primary challenges to incumbents.
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