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Shifting the Health Care Debate

It is good to hear that the American Health Care Act (also known as “TrumpCare”) failed to pass the House. Elected officials in the Democratic Party are already making the argument that this is a… 209 more words


This PAC Got Ahead Of Itself By Running Ads Thanking Republicans For Repealing Obamacare After Trumpcare Was Shelved

Reports of Obamacare’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Republicans seemed dead set to repeal President Obama’s healthcare act, but their efforts came up short as lawmakers… 202 more words

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GOP Healthcare Bill: DOA

Republicans in the House refused to line up behind Paul Ryan‘s misbegotten American Health Care Act, so the speaker pulled the plug Friday afternoon. 325 more words


The Lesson Ryan Won't Learn

For seven years, Congressional Republicans have been obsessed with the Affordable Care Act – that is, with their desire to repeal it. After Republicans took majorities in the House of Representatives in 2010 and in the Senate in 2014, each house voted almost innumerable times for bills that would repeal Obamacare. 1,496 more words

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GOP Gives up on Healthcare Demolition For Now

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It says a lot when a Republican defeat saves lives.  That happened today, when the GOP-majority Congress declined to gut the current system for health coverage, a.k.a. 439 more words

Repeal And Replace

I usually close down my posting day with the “Closing Thought” but there are times when stuff happens and I need to rub it in….. 238 more words


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PBS NewsHour has uploaded President Trump comments on GOP health care bill being pulled


House pulls health care bill from floor. Mighty Casey (Trump) Strikes Out AGAIN.



Multiple sources are reporting that the House has pulled the vote on Trumpcare, breaking their own promise of the past seven years to repeal and replace Obamacare. Seven years they had to come up with some kind of bill to replace it. Seven years they had every conservative policy wonk (the real ones, not Paul Ryan) providing advice and offering ideas. In seven years they did squat. Well, not entirely squat. They had over 60 votes to repeal Obamacare in part or in whole. Every one of those votes was estimated to cost $1.45 million dollars—each vote—of taxpayer money. That's not counting all the staff time, the committee time, the opportunity cost of everything that was postponed or just not done because of their single-minded obsession on this one thing. Billions of dollars spent—just on votes—not on all the campaign ads for this. Seven years. They had seven years. And all they had to show for it a crappy cut-and-paste job from the original law.  A bad bill that destroyed Medicaid (Paul Ryan's frat-boy "dream", destabilized Medicare, and threw 24 million people off of healthcare. All for the tax cuts for the wealthy. And in the process, they self-inflicted incalculable wounds. Ryan had to pull this vote, after strong-arming and threatening his members, even though it would be damaging to them back home. It damaged Ryan AND Trump in the process and makes it even harder for Republicans to pass anything in the future. They've destroyed any hope they had of proving that a united Republican government could actually govern. And they did it for an incredibly cruel bill that demonstrated to the American people just how craven they could be in pursuit of those tax cuts. Good. https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/845357609897152514

Trump’s ultimatum to congress: ‘I’ll walk’ if no vote on healthcare Friday

By Ricky Twisdale | The Duran

The US president is in a showdown with members of his own party on overhauling healthcare, but will his business world approach pay off? 613 more words

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