October 23, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

Fact Check: It’s a Lie That the GOP Healthcare Bill Abandons People With Pre-Existing Conditions.

As we described yesterday, there are some concerning policy elements of the House-passed American Health Care Act, which the Senate would be wise to explore and rectify over the coming weeks. The bill — and that’s all it is at this point: a work in progress — repeals and alters significant portions of the Democratic Party’s failing experiment […]

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 […]

What’s Different About This Version Of The Obamacare Reform Bill?

House Republicans finally passed a bill to change portions of the health care system Thursday, after years of campaigning on a platform to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congress’ first attempt at passing the bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017, failed in late March. Since then, Republicans made a series of amendments to the […]

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 […]