The Republican health care bill would bring immediate pain for future gain—a recipe that promises to satisfy no one, just like Obamacare.
How did an ostensibly ‘technical’ amendment end up withdrawing refundable tax credits from up to seven million veterans?
This type of ‘pass-it-to-find-out-what’s-in-it’ mentality birthed Obamacare, and is the reason the conservative base increasingly despises their party.
The GOP’s American Health Care Act, like Obamacare, does nothing to address the core drivers of health-care hyperinflation. Unless those issues are addressed, costs will continue to escalate.
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.
The Republican Study Committee is backing two amendments to the GOP health care bill that strike at the heart of Obamacare: Medicaid expansion.
Obamacare defenders think insurance is just ‘sharing,’ as if all they need to know they learned in kindergarten and the field of economics didn’t exist.
Just because our rights are secured by government, it does not follow that they must be provided by government.
Both the parliamentarian and the Senate can, and should, find that full repeal of Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process, and thus 51 votes, is permissible.
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.
Republicans in Congress shouldn’t tie themselves in knots trying to ‘replace’ Obamacare. If some states want to keep it, they can pay for it themselves.
This is a detailed summary of the bill, along with a number of possible conservative concerns where applicable.
Thanks to anti-vaxxers, we could see an outbreak of measles, ‘one of the most contagious and most lethal of all human diseases,’ this year. Protect your kids.
State health departments and legislators who sneer at parental concerns and call for vaccination mandates erode parents’ trust.
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.
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