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Trump's empty National HIV Testing Day statement ignores he's trying to dismantle HIV care

49 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sure, Donald Trump wants to cut a huge chunk of funding for millions of HIV/AIDS patients overseas, dismantle the Affordable Care Act for HIV/AIDS patients here, and just lost six experts from the  Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS because he  ”simply does not care,” but he issued  a statement in support of National HIV Testing Day anyway. Show More Summary

CNN gives Trump opening to blast the media—and ignore healthcare

It is the last thing a media organization ever really wants—to become the news when there's news to report. The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, give a big tax cut to the wealthy, and, according...Show More Summary

Far-right groups push Senate hard-liners to oppose Trumpcare

53 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action The tea party groups that grew out of opposition to President Obama generally and the Affordable Care Act specifically are rising up again, this time to oppose any "repeal and replace" effort that in their minds doesn't adequately repeal and take health care away from enough people. Show More Summary

Unhealthy Acts

Is there anyone who can point to the "Affordable Care Act" (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago? Insurers are pulling out of the exchanges, premiums and related costs are going up, not down, as supporters of the misnamed law claimed they would. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans just blinked on healthcare repeal. Here's how we make them think twice.

56 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

John Cornyn, the number two Republican in the Senate, had been brashly predicting that the GOP would move forward with its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week and no later. But the number one Republican in the Senate, Mitch...Show More Summary

A health-care debacle, just before the 2020 elections

You have to hand it to Republicans. When they get it into their heads to do something stupid, there is no holding them back. One of the clever aspects of the Affordable Care Act was to avoid big, disruptive health-care changes right before an election. Not so with Republicans’ bill. The Kaiser Family Research Foundation reports: […]

This Former GOP Congressman Loathed Obamacare -- Until He Lost His Own Coverage

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) said being unemployed with a preexisting condition made him appreciate the Affordable Care Act.

HRC Opposes Shameful, Secretive Proposal to Rip Health Coverage from Millions of Americans

HRC strongly condemned the Senate Republicans’ hatched-in-secret proposal to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and undermine access to health care for as many as 23 million Americans. If it passes, this bill will have a disproportionately...Show More Summary

No Vote on TrumpCare In June

This really is important: Facing a rebellion within their own ranks, Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote to overhaul the 2010 Affordable Care Act until after the July 4 recess. The delay, which came after five Senate Republicans said they could not support a move to bring up the bill this week in […]

Bevin reluctantly supports Senate health care overhaul

Kentucky's Republican governor said he reluctantly supports the Senate's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and blamed its shaky prospects for passage on "mushy moderates" who "don't have enough … Click to Continue »


Above: Very Serious Policy Analysis For some reason, the New York Times has given op-ed space to Avik Roy, so he can prove that you can’t spell “reformicon” without “con:” In 2010, when Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, Republicans complained that they did so with no Republican support. Democrats responded by pointing out that […]

Trumpcare isn't about health. It's a tax cut for the 1% | Robert Reich

13 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled, working and middle-class Americans. Show More Summary

BRCA creates even more confused markets

The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)[1] is a significant modification to the current Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)[2] exchange structure in a variety of ways.  One major change is the designation of the benchmark plan which determines the level of subsidy that the federal government provides to individual buyers on a health […]

Obama: GOP Senate Bill Tax Cut for the Rich

PolitiFact: Former President Barack Obama has maintained a low profile since leaving the White House, but recently he took to Facebook to blast a Senate health care bill that threatens to dismantle much of the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement. Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When People With Diabetes Lose Medicaid

Before the Affordable Care Act, many patients had to ration insulin and spend time in the ER.

Obamacare taxes stand if Senate fails to adopt health bill: Brady

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly $1 trillion of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act will remain in place if the Senate fails to adopt legislation to dismantle the law known as Obamacare, the top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives said on Monday. Show More Summary

Senate Health Bill Tottering as C.B.O. Weighs In: 22 Million More Expected Uninsured

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026. TwoShow More Summary

CBO: 22 Million More People Would Be Uninsured by 2026 Under Senate’s Health Care Plan

23 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The CBO's examination of the GOP-authored plan concludes that 22 million people stand to lose their insurance by 2026 when compared to the current law, the Affordable Care Act

The Real Lesson From The CBO Report On The GOP Health Bill

Rhe big news about the CBO's report is not that headline number. It is that the report paint the health insurance market created by the BCRA as an unstable dystopia that replicates most of the problems of the Affordable Care Act, while covering fewer people, cutting taxes, and saving money.

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