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Tax bill guts unpopular 'Obamacare' insurance mandate

Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, … Click to Continue »

Steal From the Poor. Give to the Rich. Rinse. Repeat. The Tax Bill and Health Care Part II..

By STEVEN FINDLAY “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit. Frankly it’s the health-care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt…that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.” — Paul Ryan, Dec. 6, 2017 on a talk radio

Top Stories: Trump To Visit FBI; Staggering Global Health Care Costs

7 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Australia criticizes the Catholic Church in a sex abuse report; the GOP tax bill could hurt affordable housing; and scientists think they know why a skydiver was able to break the sound barrier.

Pennsylvania Governor: Women Can 'Make Their Own Health Care Decisions'

yesterdayNews : The Cutline

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has reaffirmed his intention to veto a highly controversial bill passed by his state’s Republican-controlled legislature to restrict abortions after 20 weeks.

Health Care Companies Are Huge Winners From Tax Bill

Bob Herman passes along an estimate from Credit Suisse of the 15 biggest corporate winners from the Republican tax bill: The list is dominated by health care companies, which might explain why they’ve been so quiet about Republican efforts to destroy Obamacare. The Obamacare stuff is a pain, but the losses due to Republican meddling […]

Pennsylvania Governor: Women Can 'Make Their Own Health Care Decisions'

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto a highly restrictive abortion bill passed by the state's legislature.

I'm a doctor and I want final GOP tax bill to repeal Obamacare's individual mandate

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

But Republicans need to stop trying to reverse the law's Medicaid expansion. It is flawed, but it has brought health care to millions.        

“Congressional Leaders Signal They Intend to Kick the Can Down the Road on CHIP” Again

A Little History of the legislator who wrote the bill: Chair of the House Appropriations Committee since 2017, Rodney Frelinghuysen’s campaigns have been funded by the aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical and health care industries. On...Show More Summary

The Tax Bill Shows Yet Again Republicans Only Care About States’ Rights When It Serves Them

From guns to health care, the GOP’s commitment to federalism ends where progressive policies begin.

Breakingviews: UnitedHealth’s Deal May Point to Health Care’s Future

America’s health care system has a multiplicity of players, driving bills higher. UnitedHealth’s purchase of a physicians group could control costs.

"Universal" Doesn't Mean the Same Thing to Ross Douthat as the Rest of Us

Ross Douthat goes over what he sees as the good and the bad in the Republican tax plans in his column today. He notes the ending of the mandate that people buy health care insurance in the Senate version of the bill and then says: "In...Show More Summary

Home health agency agrees to pay $14 million to state

A national home health care agency with six locations in Massachusetts has agreed to pay $14 million to settle allegations that it improperly billed the state's Medicaid program. Attorney General … Click to Continue »

10 Key Ways the GOP in Congress Is Still Split on Taxes—and How We Can Push Back

Voters can raise their voices in defense of health care, higher education, alternative energy, and tax fairness. There’s no shortage of appalling features in the reward-the-rich Republican tax bills passed by Congress. The process now moves to a phase where differences between each body’s bills must be reconciled. Show More Summary

The New Tax Bill Will Make Americans Less Healthy – and That’s Bad for the Economy

If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses. The post The New Tax Bill Will Make Americans Less Healthy – and That’s Bad for the Economy appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Lawmakers work to reconcile dueling House, Senate tax bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Significant differences separate the massive tax packages passed by the House and Senate on estate taxes, health care and a prized deduction for home mortgage interest, though Republican leaders are confident none is...Show More Summary

The GOP tax bill will make Americans less healthy – and that’s bad for the economy

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The new tax bill, passed by the Senate early Saturday, is not just about taxes. It has significant consequences for the American health care system – especially for the most vulnerable of our citizens. If the proposed tax bill comes to fruition, it will reduce the affordability of health care for...

On Washington: For McConnell, Health Care Failure Was a Map to Tax Success

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The Senate majority leader explained how Republicans secured the votes they needed, and said the economy would show whether they were right about the bill.

Sen. Orrin Hatch sparks backlash after claiming there's 'no money' for children’s health plan

Less than two days after the Senate passed widely criticized tax reform legislation, one of the tax bill’s key proponents came under fire for claiming there’s “no money” for a children’s health care plan he helped create. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 2-3, 2017

REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN New York Times: It started as a tax cut, now it could change American life – from education to health care CNN Money: Here’s what’s in Senate tax bill, how it differs from the House bill Bob...Read more

All the Promises Republicans Cannot Keep

In their haste to pass a tax bill through the Senate, GOP leaders made commitments big and small—on economic growth, deficits, health care, and immigration—that could haunt them in the years to come.

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