March 25, 2017

House cancels ObamaCare repeal vote as GOP defections mount.

Republicans are pulling their ObamaCare repeal bill from a scheduled Friday afternoon vote, an acknowledgment that it was headed toward a defeat. President Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to pull the measure a day after issuing an ultimatum that the House had to vote on it, a GOP aide said. Ryan is announcing the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congress After Dark: Here Are The Changes To The GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plan

With the GOP health care bill on life support, the changes to the bill to shore up Republican support were unveiled late last night. It’s not a secret that conservative are furious about the American Health Care Act. They’ve waited several years for the GOP to draft a replacement bill and repeal Obamacare, only to have […]

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 […]

CBO: Full Repeal of Obamacare Insures More Americans than Ryan’s Obamacare-lite Plan

According to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections, a full repeal of Obamacare would insure more Americans than Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare-lite reforms. The CBO’s analysis on the Republican leadership’s plan to repeal Obamacare predicts it would drop insurance for 14 million people in 2018, while 24 million would lose insurance by 2026. Compared to these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GOP Senators to Introduce Obamacare Alternative

Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Bill Cassidy will introduce legislation Monday to replace the Affordable Care Act. The legislation, described as an “Obamacare replacement plan,” will hand more power over to states to determine health care policy, increase access to affordable insurance and help cover the millions of Americans who are uninsured, the senators said in a […]

Trump signs executive order signalling the beginning of the end for Obamacare

In one of his first official acts as president, Donald Trump signed an executive order directing all relevant departments and agencies to “ease the burden” of Obamacare regulations on individuals and businesses. The order effectively guts the Affordable Care Act, making it easier for Congress to repeal it. The Hill:  It pushes agencies to target […]

BREAKING: House Votes for Budget Resolution That Could Lead to Obamacare Repeal

The House of Representatives has voted for a budget resolution to begin the repeal process of Obamacare. The Senate approved the resolution earlier this week. Republicans don’t have to worry about a Democratic filibuster since they are using the reconciliation process. That doesn’t mean that Republicans are unified in the effort, however. Nine House Republicans […]

BREAKING: Senate passes first stage of Obamacare repeal

The Republican-controlled Senate overcame doubts in its own caucus to approve a budget resolution that will start the process of repealing Obamacare. The Senate early Thursday morning passed a budget resolution, with 51 yays and 48 nays, that calls for legislation to repeal the controversial healthcare law. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was not present. Sen. […]

Trump Pushing Republicans to Repeal Obamacare Next Week

Trump Wants Obamacare Gone Immediately In 10 days Donald Trump will be named President of the United States. By the time he is sworn in as President he wants Republicans to have repealed Obamacare. From the New York Times: President-elect Donald J. Trump pressed Republicans on Tuesday to move forward with the immediate repeal of the […]

Trump: ‘Obamacare Was A Lie From The Beginning’

President-elect Donald Trump said Obamacare “was a lie from the beginning” in a series of tweets railing against the health care plan Thursday morning. “The fact is ObamaCare was a lie from the beginning,” he said in the typo-ridden tweets, calling Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the “head clown” of Democrats he accuses of blaming other people […]

Here’s How Trump’s HHS Pick Will Change Obamacare

Conservatives who viewed the insurgent candidacy of New York businessman Donald Trump with suspicion have been relieved at the speed and quality of his selections to fill his cabinet. Perhaps most comforting was the recent choice of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A pillar of Trump’s […]

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