Pennsylvania's Democratic Sen. Bob Casey has told a town hall crowd that the Republican health care proposal in the U.S. Senate would mean "destructive" cuts to Medicaid and "obscene" tax … Click to Continue »
Whatever McConnell/Ryan/Trumpcare looks like in its final form, it will eviscerate Medicaid to give huge tax cuts to the rich. Greg Sargent notes that many Americans don't seem to know this: Cutting spending on the poor to facilitate...Show More Summary
The very slick Rep.Tom Reed (R-NY) told Joy Reid the Medicaid cuts are all about "reform" and wanting to save Medicaid from itself. Reid wasn't having it. She told him he cares more about tax cuts than helping the sick, citing a report...Show More Summary
MSNBC host Joy Reid put a Republican congressman on the spot Saturday morning, challenging him to explain why he and his colleagues are using the replacement for Obamacare as a Trojan horse to give tax cuts to the rich. Appearing on “AM Joy,” Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) was asked to defend a...
Senate Republicans want to make Obamacare much worse in order to fund a large tax cuts for the rich, drug companies, insurance companies, and device makers. The post Senate Trumpcare Bill Shows GOP Thinks Working Poor Should Struggle More For Health Care appeared first on Shadowproof.
The top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives rejected the possibility of cutting taxes without fundamental changes to the U.S. tax code on Thursday, as the main actors in the tax reform debate prepared to meet for a fourth time. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.
During an appearance on CNN, Democratic political consultant Paul Begala wiped the floor with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) over the GOP’s American Health Care Act’s planned multi-billion dollar cuts to Medicaid. After Santorum touted the Republican’s Medicaid reform under...
Campaign Action How blatantly heartless and craven is Mitch McConnell's Trumpcare bill? Even Fox Business will tell you. Look at this headline: "Senate Health Bill Gives Huge Tax Cuts to Businesses, High-Income Households." They're not...Show More Summary
First, my initial thoughts, as rendered on Twitter. I know folks who'll likely die if this GOP health plan passes. But I guess the big tax cut I'll get out of it is supposed to make that okay. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 22, 2017 I'd rather keep paying those taxes and help keep my […]
I’ve made my position clear: I do not like this Senate version of Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill. It’s not repeal and replace. It doesn’t accomplish what we were promised. The
This is the harsh reality of the Senate health care bill: it provides tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, while taking away access to timely medical care from the poorest, most vulnerable Americans. You’ve probably been hearing this point a lot about the GOP’s repeal-and-replace efforts, and it’s easy to relegate it to partisan hyperbole.…
I’ve read the Republican “health care” bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives. pic.twitter.com/298DLguNiM — Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 22, 2017 They’re tryng to be responsible for the suffering and death of thousands of Americans, and they’re proud of their efforts. Not so proud they aren’t lying as fast […]
It’s truly impressive that the Republicans managed to make the House health bill care worse. But they got rid of the individual mandate and rich and healthy people benefit and will get tax cuts, so WINNING! I have nothing going on the next few days so may actually try to find protests and go march […]
This makes the totally unnecessary, retroactive capital gains tax cut included in Trumpcare all the worse. The bill would force people on Medicaid to reapply every six months, or even more frequently. x 6: People on Medicaid could be forced to reapply every 6 months or less. Show More Summary
On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Show More Summary
We begin today’s roundup with The New York Times and its editorial on the Senate Republican health care bill, which is nothing more than a massive tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of the nation’s most vulnerable: It would be a big mistake to call the legislation Senate Republicans released on Thursday a health care bill. Show More Summary
[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2017-0623-1.mp3"] After weeks of secret deliberations, Republican senators released a healthcare proposal that would remove millions of... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
Seth Meyers blasted the Senate Republicans’ health care bill that was unveiled Thursday, noting the deep cuts to Medicaid and big tax credits for the wealthy. But what really stuck in his craw was how the GOP lawmakers plan to rush it...Show More Summary
John Cassidy analyzes Mitch McConnell and the Republicans’ new health-care bill, which would cut Medicaid to deliver tax cuts to wealthy households.