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.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) shows a thumbs up to President Donald Trump during an executive order signing as Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta look on during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White …

Cruz: Right Now Graham-Cassidy Does Not Have My Vote

Sunday at the Texas Tribune Festival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was not ready to support the Graham-Cassidy effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Cruz said, “Mike Lee and I both sat down with Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy last


Dems Vow to Fight Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill: People Will Die

As time runs out for the Republicans to keep their longtime campaign pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare, Democratic Senators rallied a small group of constituents outside of the capitol on Tuesday to oppose the Graham-Cassidy legislation that could be voted on by the Senate and the House by the end of the month.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke at a rally opposing the GOP Graham-Cassidy health care plan at the Capitol on Tuesday. (Breitbart News/Penny Starr)