Tag Archive: Affordable Care Act

Sep 25 2017

When All Else Fails, They Lie

The Republicans are determined to pass some form of health care bill by the end of this week when the time runs out to pass it with 51 votes. In a desperate move to get the needed votes from two of the three hold outs, Senators Lisa Murkowsky (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), revisions were …

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Jul 31 2017

Trumpcare: Beating a Dead Horse

On Sunday’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper was told by White House budget director Mike Mulvaney that Trump wants the Senate to hold another vote to repeal Obamacare before moving on to any other legislative business. The Donald’s delicate ego can’t take the fact that this dead horse can’t even get a majority …

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Jul 25 2017

Now They Debate But Debate What?

The the vice president casting the tie breaking vote, the Senate voted 51- 50 to debate the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act. But just what are they debating? The plan emerging in the hours before the successful vote was for the Senate to vote in the days to come on competing repeal-and-replace …

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Jul 23 2017

Trumpcare: Is This Thing Finally Dead?

Update 15:25 7/23/2017: Karoli Kuns at Crooks and Liars ha an excellent summary of the parliamentarian’s ruling on what’s in and out of the Trumpcare bill: Good news! Almost everything the Senate and House want to do to gut health care for the entire country has been ruled out of order by the Senate parliamentarian, …

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Jul 18 2017

Dead Again, Naturally

The Republican House Trumpcare 2.0 was dead on arrival in the Senate. Late last night the Senate’s second version (by my count that would have been 4.0) bled to death before it even reached the floor when two more senators defected to the rational side, or maybe not, depending on the reasons. It doesn’t matter, …

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Jul 07 2017

Trumpcare On Life Support

The good news, Trumpcare, also known as the Better Health Care Act, is on life support and Senate Majority Leader, who wrote the bill, is now considering pulling the plug. The bill doesn’t have enough votes and any further tinkering is likely to just make it worse. It’s handful of supporters are trying to convince …

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May 04 2017

The Zombie Healthcare Bill Has Passed The House

The House has passed the latest version of a trillion dollar tax cut disguised as a healthcare bill. The text of the bill only became public last night and has not been scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Why the rush? Besides the fact that Little Donnie needs a win, the House is going …

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May 03 2017

The Republican Healthcare Scam Keeps Getting Worse

The struggle by the House Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a scam to cut one trillion dollars from health care programs. The GOP bill will not lower premiums or deductibles or improve access to affordable healthcare. It will also cut Medicaid by $800 billion. By effectively ending the …

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Apr 13 2017

Death and Taxes

Donald Trump really wants you to die so he can give his billionaire buddies tax cuts. The failure of the Republican lead congress to come up with a plan to kill the Affordable Care Act really put a crimp in that plan. After their bill couldn’t even make it to the House floor, Trump decided …

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Mar 24 2017

Trumpcare Is Dead

We did. We the people sent the message to our representatives not to mess with our healthcare. People called their offices by the tens of thousands to tell them not to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. We saw through the GOP scam to take health insurance away from people who need it most …

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