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This is just a note about the Senate health care bill. Do not believe any prattle about Mitch Mcconnell "being OK with a loss." Or about "moderate Republicans" who will vote against it.
Jonathan Gruber, an economist and top architect of Obamacare, says the Senate healthcare bill likely will receive a better score from the Congressional Budget Office than its House counterpart only because the GOP senators who devised it are "cheating.
President Donald Trump: Millions of families across our nation are suffering under the disaster known as Obamacare. Traveling throughout our country over the last two years, I have met so many of these wonderful Americans, and I have never forgotten ...
With Donald Trump's election as president and Republican control of both houses of Congress, the way was supposed to be clear for the relatively quick passage of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is better known as Obamacare.
The debate over healthcare and the role government should or should not play goes all the way back to the 1930s and 1940s, so it's no big surprise that it's something we're still debating today.
Congressional Republicans and President Trump are fixed on firebombing Obamacare, both the good and bad of it, throwing the frail and elderly and poor off the rolls while handing tax breaks to wealthy individuals and medical companies.
Trump took to twitter on Saturday to criticize the Affordable Care Act and Democrats who are opposed to the Republican repeal bill.
To the editor: For years Congress has been consumed with repealing and replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act when in fact it doesn't concern them personally all that much. They need to get more skin in the game. Americans must demand ...
So, in our current troubled economic environment, the two "Obamacare Repeal" proposals seem inordinately vicious and callused towards many "struggling" Americans.
Fears that cuts to Medicaid could exacerbate a national opioid epidemic that took more American lives last year than the Vietnam War have emerged as a huge threat to the Senate GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill. The legislation includes a $2 ...
... Americans uninsured, drive up costs for poor consumers and further destabilize the nation's health insurance markets." Here's the spectacle so far: Four key conservative senators say they can't vote for it unless the Affordable Care Act is more ...
The president of the Koch brothers-funded political group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is irked by the the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. AFP president Tim Phillips feels that GOP lawmakers in both the House, and now, the Senate, ...
Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their version of the long-awaited health-care replacement bill as early as next week; this is the latest development in the contentious process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. The unveiling of the ...
President Trump likes to talk about premium increases under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. As Trump says, he used to point out Arizona as the extreme example of premium increases.
The Ohio senate did something historic this week. As part of its budget, it froze enrollment in the state's exploding Obamacare expansion, effective 2018. This move will not only protect Ohio's truly needy, but will surely influence the ongoing debate ...
As the Senate prepares to unveil its replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, states are beginning to release estimates for how much ACA insurance plans will cost in 2018.
On Thursday Senate Republicans moved a step closer to their seven year long promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act by unveiling a new bill that would cut Medicaid and end the law's requirement that most Americans have health insurance.
Before passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in 2010, many Americans either couldn't afford insurance or were denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
Editor's note: This letter was submitted on June 21, the day before the Senate was scheduled to release a highlight of its plan to replace Obamacare. Earlier in 2016, I attempted to characterize with an acronym the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known ...
Senate Republicans posted online Thursday their 140-page bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare. The measure, broadly similar to the House bill, will cut Medicaid funding and repeal taxes on the wealthy.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Humana Inc will not return to the individual insurance market after it exits the Obamacare exchanges this year, a market that Republicans are trying to repeal and replace through new legislation, Humana's top executive said on ...
Letting people use their HSAs to pay for over-the-counter medications, which was restricted under the Affordable Care Act. Lowering the tax penalty if you use an HSA to pay for unqualified medical expenses to 10 percent, from 20 percent.
As lawmakers debate the future of health care, experts say uncertainty around Obamacare is responsible for two-thirds of premium hikes, and insurance companies believe the confusion is leading to market turmoil.
On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., hosted a listening session at the White House with Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma to hear from individuals who are facing a lack of ...
Republican congressional leaders and White House officials have pitched the repeal of Obamacare as a multi-stage process to be carried out in phases.
On 21 June 2017, the web site Chicks on the Right reported that Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had said, of the Affordable Care Act, in 2010 "We [need] to pass the bill in order to find out what [is] in it." The website contrasted this ...
Seven years after Obamacare was signed into law, its record speaks for itself. Premiums have risen and continue to rise, millions remain uninsured, and insurance providers are fleeing the market faster than ever.
health insurance provider Anthem announced Wednesday that it will drop out of the state exchanges in Wisconsin and Indiana, marking the latest sign that insurance companies are finding it difficult to continue offering Obamacare plans. The company said ...
The Affordable Care Act is significantly more popular than the House GOP plan to repeal and replace the law, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Republicans are responsible for creating much of the uncertainty that have made insurance companies nervous and caused them to either exit the market or raise premiums, the architect of the Affordable Care Act, Ezekiel Emanuel, claimed Thursday.
On Thursday, Senate Republicans released a draft version of their Obamacare replacement, the American health care Act. The bill looks similar to the version passed by the House in May, and would accomplish much of the same: a large increase in the ...
Sandoval was one of three Republican governors who signed onto a letter urging Congress to preserve the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Even Republican Senator Dean Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018, said that any ACA repeal bill should ...
email. June 20, 20175:05 AM ET. Heard on Morning Edition. On the Senate floor Monday night, Democrats railed against secretive effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Rachel Martin talks to Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.
the White House's press secretary said Tuesday that he doesn't know if President Donald Trump has seen a draft of the Republican Obamacare replacement bill, but he said Trump hopes the bill has "heart" in it. At around the same time, Senate Majority ...
Republicans, who have decried President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act since the day it was passed, now control both houses of Congress and the White House.
Kreidler said in a statement that he continues to "work diligently" to ensure consumers in the last bare county, Klickitat County, will have an option on the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. The state's average premium hike is 22.3 percent, according ...
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday doubled down on President Trump's reported remarks that the House GOP's healthcare bill lacks "heart.
Brian Sandoval an innovative opportunity to replace the Affordable Care Act at the state level. Unfortunately, he didn't take advantage of the opportunity.
For a while this spring, it looked like Iowa would be the first state to lack an Obamacare insurer in nearly every county next year.
One of the last insurers on Iowa's Obamacare exchanges announced Monday it would sell plans in 2018 but proposed an average rate increase of 43.5 percent.
Illinois' largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, is taking steps to return to the Obamacare exchange next year despite uncertainty over the fate of the health care law.
Eight years ago, then-Congressman Mike Pence fired off a tweet blasting Democrats for negotiating the framework for Obamacare in secret. Now Vice President Pence's 2010 tweet is gaining a second life as GOP leaders meet in secret to hammer out the ...
Vice President Mike Pence promised Tuesday that Republicans will pass an Obamacare replacement plan by the end of the summer and "tax cuts" this year.
Still, the President has point: The assistance provided under the House bill, or AHCA, covers a far smaller portion of the costs of folks living in high-cost areas, and especially, for the elderly, than the Affordable Care Act does. And that's worth ...
Before the Affordable Care Act became law, almost 11 million potential freelancers were tied to jobs they did not want, solely because they needed access to employer-provided benefits, a phenomenon coined "job-lock.
The Affordable Care Act was troubled even before President Trump took office, but the Republicans' quest to dismantle it has made things worse.
The Senate is heading into a critical two-week stretch, where GOP leaders are aiming to hold a vote before July 4 on an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill that hasn't yet been fully written. It's crunch time, as leadership needs to finish the bill and ...
In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, a man walks past health insurer Anthem's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Anthem, one of the nation's biggest ...
There are just a few weeks left to try to save Obamacare from the GOP. Here's how constituents can make their voices heard.
The road to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, the law better known as Obamacare, has been rocky for Republicans. And Ohio Gov.


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