Tag: Obamacare repeal

Dr. Jane Orient: ‘Universal Coverage Means Less Care’

The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) observes that any Obamacare health care replacement plan that attempts to implement “universal coverage” will suffer the same outcome as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), since the more

Hayward: 9 Vital Principles for Obamacare Repeal

Republican leaders are trying to line up votes for another Obamacare repeal bill, with a vote possibly coming later this week. It’s also possible the new repeal effort will collapse, sending legislators back to the drawing board. Here are some principles to keep in mind, based on what Republicans have been saying to their constituents since 2010, and what happened when they made their first run at repeal in 2017.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 11, 2016

Stock Market’s Stunning Reversal Reveals the Shallowness of the ‘Longest Losing Streak Since 2011’

Despite the scary headlines about the “longest losing streak,” it’s the markets resilience that is truly remarkable. Many analysts and talkative investor-types had insisted the market would view the Obamacare replacement bill as a test of the Trump administration’s ability to enact its agenda. So when the bill seemed to be in trouble last week and, especially, when it went down in flames on Friday, stocks were widely expected sell off steeply. But that just keeps not happening.

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Trump Agenda on Offense: 7 Stories in 24 Hours Give President’s Base Hope

Politics is one of those sports where the team playing defense doesn’t get to score many points. Democrats are working hard to keep President Trump on defense, using an even more aggressive version of the same playbook they run against every Republican president. They think the collapse of Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare repeal legislation last week gave them a new first down. Here are seven signs the Trump agenda has regained a great deal of momentum in just one day.

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Sen. Rand Paul: I Talked to President Trump Last Night; He’s ‘Very Open to Negotiation’ on Obamacare Repeal

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), an outspoken critic of the House Republican replacement for Obamacare, joined SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily. Paul revealed he has been in constant contact with President Donald Trump about the issue, including a phone call Thursday night, and said the president is “very open to negotiation.”

PINKERTON: How Republicans Should Address the Hostile Obamacare Town Halls

The fate of Obamacare dominates the news—again. Eight years ago, anti-Obamacare Republicans and Tea Partiers were on the offensive. Today, it’s pro-Obamacare Democrats, perhaps joined by “astroturf” activists, on the offense. Congressional Republicans have had plenty of time to think through their preferred alternative to Obamacare in the seven years since it was signed into law. So what is the hang-up? Part of the problem is the GOP has never really come to grips with the basic question: Do Americans have a right to health insurance?

Sen. Susan Collins Confronts Democrats’ Hype on Obamacare

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) summed up the failures of Obamacare and highlighted the distortions of Democrats claiming the GOP’s plan to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law will be dangerous to millions of Americans who have gained perhaps nothing more than an insurance card on the exchanges.