July 27, 2017

UPDATE: Senate Rejects ‘Plan A’ Obamacare Replacement, ‘Clean Repeal’ Also Likely to Fail

As I was saying earlier, the heavy lifting is just getting started for Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, in spite of Tuesday’s procedural victory.  Leadership’s preferred vehicle for an Obamacare replacement package — the long-negotiated Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — has been defeated by Senators, and it wasn’t particularly close.  Because two key elements […]

Trump Applauds Senate Vote to Proceed on Obamacare Debate

President Donald Trump is praising GOP Senators for voting to proceed on debate to repeal and replace Obamacare. “I applaud the Senate for taking a giant step to end the Obamacare nightmare.  As this vote shows, inaction is not an option, and now the legislative process can move forward as intended to produce a bill […]

BREAKING: Senate Secures 50 Votes Needed to Open Debate on Obamacare

Washington D.C. – Republican Senators secured the 50 votes needed to move forward on repealing Obamacare Tuesday. Washington Examiner reports: Republican senators on Tuesday secured the 50 votes needed to move forward on their seven-year pledge to repeal portions of Obamacare, approving a procedural move to begin debate and assemble details of a final healthcare […]

Now we know why the CBO is stuck on 22 million, 22 million…

Like a broken record, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) keeps repeating “22 million, 22 million, 22 million.”  While most of us merely puzzle at the incongruity of getting the same answer from the CBO no matter the question, Avik Roy, writing at nationalreview.com, explores why we get the same result for three “significantly different” repeal […]

Health Care Debate: Debunking leftist rhetoric

Of a fallen tree all make kindling, says the old proverb, and like most refrains, it conveys an element of truth. The fact the Republicans are having difficulty agreeing on a winning alternative plan to ObamaCare makes both the Senate and House proposals looming targets for critics. The Left’s ultimate goal is to dismantle the American […]

No, Media … 26 Million People Won’t Die if Obamacare is Repealed

First of a three-part series. Of a fallen tree all make kindling, says the old proverb. And like most refrains, it conveys an element of truth. The fact that Republicans are having difficulty agreeing on a winning alternative plan to ObamaCare makes both the Senate and House proposals looming targets for critics. The Left’s ultimate goal […]

House Conservatives Move to Bypass Paul Ryan on Clean Obamacare Repeal

Rep. Tom Garrett Announces Intent to File Discharge Petition on Obamacare Repeal Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA), along with a dozen Freedom Caucus members, announced his intent to file a discharge petition that would put a clean repeal of Obamacare before the House. The House Freedom Caucus repeatedly argued that the best path to repealing Obamacare […]

President Trump Warns Republicans: Democrats Want Single-Payer, We Must Get Obamacare Repeal Done

In an attempt to bring a failed healthcare bill back from the dead Wednesday, President Trump told all 52 Republican Senators they have an obligation to keep their promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare before heading home for the August recess. “I intend to keep my promise and I know you will too,” Trump said […]

Health Care Disaster: Blame Dishonest Democrats Who Created ObamaCare and Lied About it

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., criticizes the Republican health care bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., said he will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Behold, […]

Dear Congress: Repeal ObamaCare, or find new jobs

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Monday the Senate’s plan to pass a repeal-and-replace bill for the Affordable Care Act has failed, spurred in large part by conservative Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah). McConnell isn’t giving up, however; the new plan is to push for a repeal of ObamaCare now, […]

President Trump: Democrats Own This, We’re Going To Let Obamacare Collapse

Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon along side Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” in the failure of the healthcare bill in the Senate and said he intends to allow Obamacare to collapse while continuing to pursue the rest of his agenda. “I’m disappointed, very disappointed. For so many […]

Jenny Beth Martin: Death of Healthcare Bill ‘a Major Step in the Right Direction’ Toward Full Repeal

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday regarding the Senate’s healthcare vote delay and House GOP plans to release its new budget. “I think it is extremely good news,” said Martin of the failure of the GOP’s current healthcare bill. “The fact […]

Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill Dead In Current Form

The revised version of the Senate Obamacare repeal bill is dead in its current form as two more GOP senators said they plan to vote against the motion to proceed on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Monday. Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah joined Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan […]

McCain’s Blood Clot Blocks Obamacare Repeal Vote

The Senate will delay its vote on the health care bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday night. My statement on @SenJohnMcCain pic.twitter.com/WSqc9axgzm — Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) July 16, 2017 McConnell attributed the delay to Arizona Sen. John McCain’s expected absence, McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona […]

Obama Stabbed Millennials in the Back with Healthcare

The millennials who put Obama in office twice will be stuck with outrageously high health insurance premiums under ObamaCare (Rainbow Dash). In a recent interview I conducted with Fred Smith, founder and longtime president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, he lamented that libertarians are not winning the necessary battles. The administrative state is expanding. That […]

Why the Revised Senate Health Care Bill Is a Major Improvement Over the Status Quo

On Thursday, the Senate Republican leadership unveiled an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. While it is an imperfect legislative product, it is nonetheless a major improvement over the status quo. Obamacare has wrecked both the individual and small group health insurance markets. After seven years, millions of Americans enrolled in […]

Senate Unveils New Trumpcare Act. What Does It Say?

The Senate has unveiled their latest version of Trumpcare – and it still doesn’t really repeal Obamacare. According to The Washington Examiner, the bill, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA): Allows people to purchase catastrophic health coverage with a tax credit. Allows people to utilize health savings accounts to cover health insurance costs. Funnels $70 billion […]

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 […]