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.
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.
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.
Republicans should stop shirking townhalls, supporting half measures, and diverting blame and pass the 2016 Obamacare repeal bill.
Is Obamacare Lite preferable to Obamacare? After years of GOP promises, this is the question conservatives will probably have to ask themselves.
Cory Gardner is a politician who owes his political career to the unpopularity of Obamacare. Now, he threatens to save it.
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.
Some Obamacare enrollees worry about losing their healthcare coverage. But I worry about what will happen if Obamacare isn’t repealed.
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?
Republicans plan to cancel aspects of Obamacare that affect the federal budget, but if they leave the regulatory scheme intact, the result will be disaster.
The Patient Freedom Act, introduced by Republican senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins, would go further than Obamacare in funding abortion coverage.
To succeed in their attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare—and avoid a midterm drubbing—Republicans must correct the terms of the debate, soon and without wonkiness.
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