Obamacare

Pinkerton: Back to the Future — Generous 1990s Block Grants Show GOP Path to Obamacare Repeal and Replace

The future of Obamacare repeal and replace lies with the GOP’s past success in converting federal welfare funds into block grants that allow governors to tailor the funds to their own local needs. However, like welfare reform in the 1990s, healthcare reform today will only succeed if it demonstrates that it can improve lives and not just reduce spending. The flesh-and-blood well-being of folks is more meaningful to people than abstract budget numbers showing a deficit reduction.

Pelosi: Dems May Use Spending Bills to Restore Obamacare Subsidies

Friday at a press briefing on Capitol Hill, when asked about President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Democrats might use emergency spending bills as “vehicles ” to

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Exclusive – Rand Paul on Trump Healthcare Executive Action: Congress Failed, Time to Act

President Trump will today legalize and allow individuals to form Health Associations and purchase insurance across state lines. This is what real free market replacement looks like. Millions of Americans will be eligible to band together to demand less-expensive insurance. The 28 million individuals left behind by Obamacare will now be eligible for inexpensive insurance.

Exclusive – Kristan Hawkins: Trump Administration Restores Choice and Respect to Birth Control Guidelines

Fans of the Seinfeld Show may remember Elaine’s dilemma when her favorite form of birth control was being discontinued, leading to her and other characters’ decision to stockpile her brand and to wonder whether her dates were “sponge-worthy.” If you read the headlines last week about changes to the Affordable Care Act mandates, you may have thought that fiction had become fact as groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL turned on the hyperbolic sirens claiming the end of birth control was near. Fake news personified.

Pinkerton: The Way Forward on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

It’s sort of poetic, in a sad way, that the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on September 29 coincided so closely with the expiration of the 2017 budget resolution on September 30. Those two events signaled the end, at least for now, of Congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare through reconciliation; thus closing the 2017 chapter of the ongoing healthcare fight. However, the fight will likely continue next year. And so, we might consider ways to shift an approach that failed in 2017 to a strategy that could win in 2018.