A pivot from “repeal and replace” to “repair and rebrand” could be smart politics for the president.
Don't worry, you can still do your minimum wage job with just three fingers. Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, who famously told the Wall Street Journal in February that Obamacare was in a death spiral, despite reports to the contrary, organized...Show More Summary
Senator Cory Booker talks with Rachel Maddow about attempts to resurrect a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare and the resistance such a move is likely to...
Republicans are rapidly shifting positions on the Obamacare repeal bill. The Freedom Caucus now supports the bill, but moderates are backing away. Former GOP...
Greg Sargent, Washington Post: President Trump had hoped to celebrate his 100-day mark by boasting of his success in obliterating his loser predecessor's signature domestic accomplishment -- and in replacing it (naturally, since Trump is a winner) with something that delivers more and better health care for less money. Show More Summary
For weeks, arch-conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus shouldered the blame for the collapse of the Obamacare repeal. Lawmakers blasted the conservatives in interviews with reporters in the halls of the Capitol, glared at them in meetings, and lamented the breakdown of order. President Trump tweeted at them, attacking them for opposing the bill…
With a little more than 48 hours to go until the bill funding the federal government expires, lawmakers are scrambling to come up with a plan to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government. The spending bill, however, will likely...Show More Summary
The latest Republican plan to replace Obamacare exempts members of Congress and their staff from key changes to the health care system the GOP is trying to unravel. The new … Click to Continue »
“We’ve got bigger problems”
Popular vote loser Donald Trump wants to say he got Obamacare repeal done in his first 100 days and it appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan is at least considering indulging his wish, despite the very real possibility of a fail thatShow More Summary
One potential obstacle in the negotiations to prevent a government shutdown was averted Wednesday when the White House announced it would continue — at least for now — to provide critical funding for the Affordable Care Act. President Trump had once threatened to withhold money that helps many...
That's a deal that only a Democrat could offer to a Republican. In exchange for you continuing funding Obamacare, we'll allow you the benefit of also being permitted to continue funding Planned Parenthood. We are always bargaining from a position...
Did you know that international law could supercede American law? In fact, Congress may not be able to repeal ObamaCare because it would be in violation of international law. That is the point now being made by Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Show More Summary
With barely two days to go before the federal government runs out of money, lawmakers remain at odds over a few details, although one major sticking point between the White … Click to Continue »
(Paul Mirengoff) The House Freedom Caucus, which helped block Paul Ryan’s original Obamacare repeal and replacement legislation, has agreed to support a revised bill. The Washington Post describes, in general terms, the new approach....Show More Summary
In its second about-face this week, the White House said it would continue making subsidy payments to insurers as part of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats were demanding the money as part of negotiations to avert a government shutdown.
by Rich Smith Could they please just not. Stefan Zaklin For the last couple weeks, we've been playing the will-they-won't-they game with the Republican attempt to revive their failed Obamacare repeal bill / massive tax cut for the rich at the expense of the poor and elderly. Show More Summary
The White House has, at least temporarily, agreed to make the cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers for May, Politico reports, potentially getting rid of one bone of contention leading to a potential government shutdownShow More Summary
Just today, the House Freedom Caucus has announced they will endorse the Obamacare Reform Bill… with some added advice. The Freedom Caucus is an association of libertarian and conservative Republicans
The Affordable Care Act forced Congress to live under Obamacare. Now Republicans want to change that.