I had a spirited exchange with Senator Ron Johnson on the health care bill this morning:
Raw Story reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggested on Sunday that people with pre-existing conditions deserved to pay more for insurance because they were like cars that had been involved in an automobile accident. The Wisconsin Republican...Show More Summary
“I see what leadership is trying to do. They’re trying to jam this thing through.” — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), in an interview with Hugh Hewitt, asking for more time to deliberate on the GOP health care bill.
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson published an op-ed in The New York Times on Monday outlining his criticism of Senate Republicans' proposed healthcare bill. Johnson argued that the legislation, drafted behind closed doors largely...Show More Summary
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) actually wants to legislate responsibly. “What I’d like to do is slow the process down, get the information, go through the problem-solving process, actually reduce these premiums that have artificially been driven up because of Obamacare mandates.” Novel idea. If they pass it, Republicans will be responsible for the mess that […]
TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here. HEALTH CARE VOTE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK Despite growing opposition. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is one of the holdouts who made the rounds Sunday decrying the Senate’s iteration of the bill. Show More Summary
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) rips the GOP health care bill in a New York Times op-ed: Speaking at a rally for his wife’s presidential campaign last year, Bill Clinton called Obamacare ‘the craziest thing in the world.’ As he put [...]
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to explain why he isn't prepared to vote for the Senate's healthcare bill.
The proper thing to do is pretend to object for a little longer and then vote for the bill anyway.
On Sunday morning, Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) both appeared onMeet the Press to warn their allies in the Senate against rushing a vote on the GOP's draft health care plan before the July 4 holiday recess. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) suggested on Sunday that people with pre-existing conditions deserved to pay more for insurance because they were like cars that had been involved in an automobile accident. During an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd noted that Republicans in the Senate had held...
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) continued criticizing the health care bill crafted by his own party and said Sunday there shouldn’t be a floor vote on the legislation this week, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking. Johnson,...Show More Summary
BY THE NUMBERS: Four Senate Republicans Say They Can’t Support Health Care Bill Yet. The four conservative GOP senators — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Ted Cruz of Texas — released a joint statement Thursday afternoon outlining their concerns: “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are […]
A little more than an hour ago, a fifth GOP senator – Dean Heller of Nevada – came out against the bill, joining Ted Cruz (TX), Ron Johnson (WI), Rand Paul (KY) & Mike Lee (UT). Don’t rely on these 5 to...Read more
As our own Joan McCarter predicted earlier, several GOP senators would soon come out against the Senate bill and they would be “lying.” Right on cue: x BRK: Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are all opposed to the current Senate #AHCA, saying it doesn't go far enough. Show More Summary
The Senate's draft replacement for the Affordable Care Act was unveiled this morning. Peter Suderman analyzes the legislation here. Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Kentucky), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), and Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)...Show More Summary
Update: As it turns out, the Senate's healthcare bill may be even 'dead-er' on arrival than originally thought as Senators Rand Paul (KY), Ted Cruz (TX), Ron Johnson (WI) and Mike Lee (UT) have issued a joint statement saying they will...Show More Summary
Don't count on Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul to rescue the interests of struggling families.
Ron Howard and Lawrence Kasdan have emerged as contenders to replace Lord an Miller on the Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off, along with Joe Johnston.