June 29, 2017

Healthcare wish lists: What moderates, conservatives want

Divisions between moderate and conservative Senate Republicans on how to repeal ObamaCare appear to be widening. Senators from the two camps have vastly different ideas about what needs to be changed in the repeal-and-replace legislation, and it’s unclear what kind of compromise GOP leadership can present that would satisfy both sides. Conservatives want the bill […]

PragerU Video: Why Is Health Care So Expensive?

The cost of health care has been soaring every year thanks to Obamacare, an issue that is at the forefront of the political landscape with the Senate’s attempt to pass Trumpcare. Obamacare has caused health care costs to increase because it further expanded government into the market, squeezing out competition and adding onerous taxes and […]

Senate Releases Healthcare Bill

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the draft for the Senate’s health care reform bill Thursday. The Senate features more generous tax credits for low-income and older Americans, a slower rollback of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and retains many of Obamacare’s taxes. Senate leadership attempted to write a more generous version of health care reform compared to […]

White House Launches Obamacare Repeal Website

The White House launched a website Wednesday showcasing the President Donald Trump’s administration arguments for repealing and replacing Obamacare. The website features a video which highlights many of the failures of the Obamacare system, including: skyrocketing premiums, insurance providers ditching state exchanges and a host of other issues facing consumers in the Obamacare marketplace. It […]

5 Ways Obamacare Proves That Government-Run Health Care Is a Disaster

Obamacare has failed to deliver the health care reform Americans deserve. The Senate now has an opportunity to reform health care and walk our country back from the single-payer edge. After seven years of Obamacare, it’s important to remember the many ways Obamacare has failed us—and why consumer-friendly, market-driven health care should remain the goal. […]

Fact Check: No, the Republican Healthcare Bill Would Not Cause 23 Million People to “Lose” Insurance.

As Katie reported last evening, the latest Congressional Budget Office score of the House-passed American Health Care Act contains good news and bad news for the GOP. On the bright side, it appears that its central fiscal outcome complies with reconciliation rules, which would allow the process to move forward without a complicated tweak-and-do-over vote in the House. The […]

Aetna’s Withdrawal From Exchanges Highlights Obamacare’s Inherent Problems.

A major insurance company has decided to entirely withdraw from all of Obamacare‘s health insurance exchanges in 2018. According to the Washington Examiner, the experience with Obamacare has been a financial disaster for Aetna, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies. The insurance giant sustained almost $700 million in losses between 2014 and 2016, and […]

Charles Krauthammer destroys Obama’s ‘condescending’ JFK speech: ‘Good riddance Mr. President’ – VIDEO

Charles Krauthammer called former President Barack Obama’s “Profile in Courage” acceptance speech “complete moral condescension” during Fox News’ Monday night airing of “Special Report With Bret Baier.” “It’s been a full 100 days but it’s nice to be reminded of why we should be grateful as a nation that he is gone,” Krauthammer said about […]

Obama Says It Takes ‘Political Courage’ To Leave Obamacare In Place. No, That Would Be Political Cowardice.

On Sunday, former President Barack Obama was handed the “Profiles in Courage” award by the John F. Kennedy Library – always an awkward experience, since Kennedy didn’t actually write Profiles in Courage (it was ghostwritten by Ted Sorenson). In his acceptance speech, Obama paid homage to a man who drove a lady off a bridge […]

Watch: Obamacare architect tries to blame law’s failures on Trump — then Chris Wallace steps in.

Professor Jonathan Gruber, who is the chief architect of Obamacare, attempted to blame the law’s failures on President Donald Trump on Sunday. During a segment on “Fox News Sunday” where host Chris Wallace noted the recent Obamacare premium hikes and the fact that health insurance companies are dropping from the marketplace, Gruber tried to pin […]

Here’s what you DON’T know about the Obamacare repeal: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Yesterday House Republicans gave an Obamacare repeal a second try following their failure in March. In March the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) was dead on arrival, without as much as a vote being held. This time around, the revised AHCA (previously branded “Obamacare-lite”) passed in the House 217/213, with 217 Republicans voting in favor, […]

Trump: AHCA Will Cause Premiums and Deductibles to Come Down – VIDEO

During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump said of the revised American Health Care Act, “your premiums will come down, and your deductibles will come down.” Transcript as Follows: “My fellow Americans, Since Day One, my administration has been hard at work, tearing down the barriers to job creation and economic growth. We have removed one […]

Bill to Repeal, Replace ‘Devastating Elements of Obamacare’ Scores Slim Win in House.

President Trump, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), applauds in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a healthcare bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON — The White House’s favored legislation to replace Obamacare passed the House […]

Obamacare Smashed: House Passes Repeal Bill.

House Republicans passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday. The bill passed after moderate Republicans fretted this week about how well the bill will protect patients with pre-existing conditions. Many, including former Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), previously came out against the bill, but now support it […]

Rep. DeSantis: Five Key Facts About the Obamacare Replacement Bill.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow to highlight five key facts about the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily. The new plan is closer to full repeal than the old GOP bill was. “The original Ryan bill left the architecture of Obamacare in place, which is responsible for driving […]

House to vote Thursday on ObamaCare repeal

The House will vote Thursday on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, a GOP source said. The announcement sets up a high-stakes vote that is expected to come down to the wire. The move comes after the bill gained new momentum on Wednesday, after GOP Reps. Fred Upton (Mich.) and Billy Long (Mo.) said they would support the […]

Republicans won’t vote on ObamaCare repeal bill this week.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confirmed Thursday night that GOP leadership will not bring a revised ObamaCare repeal bill to the floor this week. White House officials had been pushing for a vote by President Trump’s 100th day in office on Saturday, but it was clear Thursday night that the 216 GOP votes needed to pass the healthcare bill […]

House Freedom Caucus Announces Support Of House GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill.

The House Freedom Caucus announced its official support for the leadership-backed Obamacare repeal bill Wednesday, having been swayed by an amendment that makes substantial changes to the initial legislation. “NEWS: Freedom Caucus announces official position of support for AHCA with MacArthur amendment included,” HFC spokeswoman Alyssa Farah confirmed in a tweet. The decision comes after […]

Two More Insurance Companies Drop Out Of Failing Obamacare Exchanges

Two more insurance companies have announced that they will leave Obamacare’s failing exchanges. On Monday, The New York Times reported that Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced their intention to leave Iowa’s Obamacare exchange next year because they lost $90 million in three years due to most of their enrollees having “expensive medical conditions.” “Finding […]

First US City Set To See Complete Obamacare Collapse

Knoxville, Tenn., could be the first city in the U.S. where Obamacare completely collapses, leaving tens of thousands of people without the option to buy a subsidized insurance policy. Humana, the city’s only remaining insurance provider on its Obamacare exchange, announced it is exiting the market in 2018. If that happens, Knoxville citizens will be […]

Freedom Caucus Is an Ally, Not an Enemy in Draining the Swamp

President Donald Trump’s tweet that it’s the House Freedom Caucus that “we must fight” shows there may be a little confusion about what “draining the swamp” means or, at the very least, what it looks like. The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We […]

Trump Doubles Down On House Freedom Caucus For Opposing Obamacare Repeal

President Donald Trump spoke out for the second time against members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) Thursday for not supporting the American Health Care Act (AHCA). HFC Chairman Mark Meadow proved to be a formidable roadblock for the president and Republican leadership. Meadows was able to whip conservatives into standing against the AHCA, which, […]

Paul Ryan’s Catastrophic Lack of Political Skill and Judgment

Everyone knows that a competent lawyer never asks a question in court to which he doesn’t already know the answer. And likewise, a competent political leader never puts a piece of legislation up for a vote without having a good idea of what the vote will be. But when Paul Ryan released his American Health […]

Gingrich: Freedom Caucus Saved House Republicans From Destructive Vote.

Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the House Freedom Caucus saved House Republicans from a politically destructive vote when they refused to support the House Republican health care bill which only had a 17 percent approval rating among voters. Gingrich said, “Not voting on Friday was […]

Speaker Paul Ryan: You’re Fired.

The AHCA was DOA on the First Day. Why? It wasn’t repeal—and then the bill was pushed on a premise of “replace.” Obamacare does not need to be replaced, either. Government intervention is not needed. If I go to the doctor, I do not want Big Mamma Government telling me to turn my head and […]

Listen: Mark Levin praises Trump’s ‘enormous humility’ in wake of health care defeat.

Following the embarrassment of pulling the Republican plan to replace Obamacare on Friday just minutes before a full House vote, President Donald Trump vowed via a broadcast message from the Oval Office to let Obamacare “explode” and make Democrats own it. “So what would be really good with no Democrat support — if the Democrats, […]

Exclusive — Leading Trumpocrat: Time for Paul Ryan to Resign, ‘I Just Don’t Know How He Can Be Trusted’.

One of the leading Trumpocrats, Billy Bova of Mississippi, is publicly calling for House Speaker Paul Ryan to do what is right by the country and President Donald Trump by resigning his position to move out of the way of the future of the Republican Party. Bova was one of the key activists who was […]

Hannity on Health Care Bill: ‘This Is Not President Trump’s Failure’.

Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” host Sean Hannity used his opening monologue to react to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision not to proceed with a vote on the so-called American Health Care Act, which would have been the opening salvo for Republicans trying to dismantle the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. […]

Trump was misled by Paul Ryan on health care bill, says Newt Gingrich.

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015. Friday he told Sean Hannity that President Trump was misled by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on the Obamacare repeal bill. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Newt Gingrich said that President Trump was […]

Time to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker.

Paul Ryan failed miserably in his first important task for the Trump agenda. Since 2009, the Republicans have campaigned in the elections of 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 that they would repeal and replace Obamacare.  One would think that given this history, the Republican leaders, such as Ryan, would have a well thought out plan […]

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