March 24, 2017

THE MEMO: Recriminations fly with Trump’s health vote in peril.

Recriminations have begun flying among Republicans even before the House votes Friday on a plan that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Trump and House Republican leadership are adamant that the bill, titled the American Health Care Act, must pass. But that outcome was in deep doubt on Friday morning, as lawmakers on both flanks […]

Trump delivers ultimatum to GOP on ObamaCare repeal.

Donald Trump is done being nice. The president on Thursday night gave an ultimatum to House conservatives, telling them he’ll leave ObamaCare in place unless they get on board with White House-backed legislation to repeal and replace the seven-year-old healthcare law. At a dramatic closed-door House GOP conference meeting, Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, delivered […]

GOP leaders delay ObamaCare replacement vote, amid opposition.

Republican leaders canceled a vote in the House on the plan to replace ObamaCare Thursday, after leadership’s attempts to lobby enough votes apparently failed — a major setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump. Trump and Republican leaders had spent much of the day scrambling to get both moderates and conservatives on board […]

Centrists balk at GOP ObamaCare bill.

GOP centrists in the House are fleeing from their party’s ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation, complicating White House efforts to win passage in a vote scheduled for Thursday. Centrist defections in the last 24 hours include Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), the co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group, which has roughly 50 members. Reps. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.), David […]

Here Are The Changes To The GOP Repeal Bill.

House Republicans made some significant changes to their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare Monday evening. Lawmakers put forth the manager’s amendment Monday night, in an attempt to provide some concessions to House conservatives and moderates who have expressed grave concerns with the Republican repeal platform. The largest changes made by Republican leadership include: allowing […]

Rand Paul predicts House GOP will pull ObamaCare repeal bill, start over.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that absent a last-minute deal, he believes House GOP leadership will scrap its current bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare and start over. “I think there’s easily 35 no votes right now, so unless something happens in the next 24 hours, I would predict they pull the bill and […]

Secret Service Laptop With Floor Plans of Trump Tower Stolen

A Secret Service agent’s laptop that held sensitive information about Trump Tower, Hillary Clinton, and other national security issues was stolen Thursday morning from the agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn. “The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen,” the agency said […]

Trump: Look, Obamacare is ‘Dead’ and I’m ‘100 Percent’ Behind Our Replacement Plan

Up first, a key nugget of news: Now that the Trump/Ryan healthcare bill narrowly cleared another hurdle in the budget committee this week (more on that in a moment), it has been sent over to the rules committee — the final stage before a full floor vote. House leadership is apparently sufficiently confident that this final […]

Bernie Sanders’ curious claim that ‘thousands will die’ if GOP Obamacare repeal is passed

Senator Bernie Sanders made the extremely serious claim that “thousands will die” if the GOP Obamacare replacement bill is passed. His only problem is that he can’t recall where he got that information. Washington Free Beacon: Sanders made the claim while speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper but could not provide any specific sources that backed […]

Obamacare 2.0 Guts Enforcement, Gives Illegal Aliens Health Care Through Identity Fraud

The Obamacare 2.0 bill pushed by some Republicans strips out even Obamacare’s weak protections preventing illegal aliens from signing up for health care meant for citizens. A draft of the bill, released by the House Committee on Ways and Means, cannot even include bare-bones provisions requiring officials to check an enrollee’s immigration status, the Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz […]

Sanders Says Trumpcare Will Kill Millions. Here Are 3 Reasons That’s A Lie.

On Monday, following the Congressional Budget Office’s report that Trumpcare would result in a drop in health insurance coverage of 24 million by 2026, socialist loonbag Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) raged, “If this legislation is passed and millions of people are thrown off health insurance … thousands of Americans will die.” He continued, “I think […]

The Affordable Care Act must go!

The Republicans in the House already repealed Obamacare numerous times.  Why are they sweating it out this time?  Answer: Because they knew before that their “repeal” would not pass the Senate, or, if it did, it would be vetoed by President Barack Obama.  This time, they will have to bear the consequences of whatever law […]

CBO Report: Ryan Plan Drops Number of Insured 24 million by 2026

The Congressional Budget Office report states that 14 million people will lose insurance in 2018 under the Ryan plan, while 24 million would lose insurance by 2026. The Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, reported that in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured than compared to Obamacare. The CBO report stated that the effects […]

Obamacare Victims Tell Their Horror Stories at The White House

President Trump met with a number of Americans deeply and negatively affected by Obamacare at the White House Monday as the administration tries to sell the American Health Care Act. “Our rates are three times what they were before Obamacare started. We have one provider in the county,” Carrie Couey of Colorado said. “We have […]

Former HHS Secretary: Yes, There Is A Point In Saying That Obamacare Is Killing Rural America

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius agreed to two points made by NBC’s Chuck Todd: a) Americans in rural America are getting financially killed by Obamacare. Bill Clinton was not incorrect in saying that the law is the craziest thing in the world; and b) health care choice is a rare event outside […]

Exclusive — Sarah Palin on Paul Ryan’s ‘RINO-Care’: ‘Socialized Medicine’; President Trump Will ‘Step In and Fix It’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and the first major GOP figure to endorse President Donald Trump, is calling out House Speaker Paul Ryan for what she says is “RINO-Care.” Ryan introduced what he calls the “American Health Care Act,” a bill that does not repeal Obamacare but only amends it. […]

Tea Party Activists Look to President Trump to Clean Up Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0

Tea Party activists, while critical of the healthcare bill proposed by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), are giving President Trump the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the process of honoring his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. “We have no doubt President Trump is on our side,” Tom Zawistowksi, president of the […]

Trust President Trump on Obamacare

If I had a switch and could play king for a few minutes, I would repeal ObamaCare (all 2,000 something pages), establish a three-year transition period for those currently covered, and send the darn thing to the states. My memo to governors and state legislatures would say: welcome to federalism. Of course, I don’t have […]

Rand Paul introduces alternative to ‘Obamacare Lite’ bill that focuses on repeal

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has lead the fight against lukewarm attempts at an Obamacare repeal, and after the GOP submitted a bill that Paul labeled “Obamacare Lite,” and as promised the Kentucky senator has introduced his own bill according to The Hill. The bill itself is very similar to the same Obamacare repeal bill Republicans […]

9 Biggest Problems With Trumpcare

The Obamacare replacement plan, which is clearly President Donald Trump’s bill, is a dumpster fire because it repeals very little of Obamacare. Conservatives are livid about it, but that won’t stop Trump from attempting to ram it through Congress as is. Here are the nine biggest problems with Trumpcare. 1. It leaves the pre-existing conditions […]

Here’s Where Conservative Groups Stand on Obamacare Replacement Plan

There appears to be an abundance of conservative skeptics in the midst of the Administration’s new health care brainchild to repeal and replace Obamacare, the American Health Care Act. A number of big-name conservative groups have outwardly expressed their resentment: Club for Growth, renaming it “Ryancare.” Heritage Action for America, who dubbed the move “bad politics” […]

Physicians on Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0: ‘Doomed for Failure’.

Physicians urging patient-centered, free-market health care say House Speaker Paul Ryan’s newly released proposal to repeal Obamacare does not actually repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and, therefore, is “doomed for failure.” “Since this does not completely repeal the ACA, we are still left with thousands of pages of regulations that will have unknown consequences in […]

BREAKING: Obamacare 2.0 Guts Enforcement, Gives Illegal Aliens Health Care Through Identity Fraud.

The Obamacare 2.0 bill pushed by some Republicans strips out even Obamacare’s weak protections preventing illegal aliens from signing up for health care meant for citizens. A draft of the bill, released by the House Committee on Ways and Means, cannot even include bare-bones provisions requiring officials to check an enrollee’s immigration status, the Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz […]

Uh-oh: It’s “RINO-care”

As you know by now an Obamacare replacement bill has finally been authored and was released to the public last night. Don’t get your hopes up – it’s hardly the “repeal and replace” we’ve been promised. Sen. Rand Paul, who made headlines for trying to try to obtain a copy of the bill (and was […]

House Republicans Finally Release Their Obamacare Repeal Bill. Here’s What It Aims To Do.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden released legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare Monday, which would effectively abolish the penalties linked to the individual and employer mandate and repeals Medicaid expansion by 2020. The bill’s architects said it’s designed to give the powers back to the […]

Trump To Announce Key Details Of Health Care Plan

President Donald Trump will lay out key details about his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in Tuesday night’s speech to Congress. With control of both Congress and the White House, Republicans are in a unique position to make good on their promise to “repeal and replace” former President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. […]

Major Health Insurance Company: Obamacare in “Death Spiral”

Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini gave a grim prognosis for the future of Obamacare on Wednesday, saying that markets established under Barack Obama’s policy are nearing failure as premiums skyrocket and healthy individuals drop out. “It is in a death spiral,” Bertolini said to the Wall Street Journal. Aetna, was one of the hardest hit insurers under […]

Poll: Only 27 Percent of Americans Want to Keep Obamacare Intact

  I’m only highlighting this new poll as pushback against the lazy media narrative that Obamacare is suddenly popular now that Republicans are finally in a position to dismantle it. It’s true that status quo bias and the public’s general aversion to even more healthcare policy turmoil has swelled the ranks of the “don’t repeal” crowd […]

Tom Price Clears Senate, Ready to Dismantle Obamacare as HHS Chief.

The Senate voted 52-47 early Friday morning to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a surgeon who has fought to repeal Obamacare, as the 23rd secretary of health and human services. Not a single Democrat voted for Price, an outspoken critic of Obamacare who is expected to oversee the dismantling and replacement of the health care law […]

The Perpetual Failure of ObamaCare and Single Payer Healthcare

ObamaCare and single payer care have repeatedly proven incapable of controlling healthcare costs (Huffington Post). The American Left is fond of presenting the state of American healthcare in the most dire and precarious terms. We are told that before the wondrous implementation of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as ObamaCare) that the greatest […]

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