Democrats Win As Republicans Have Completely Given Up On Repealing Obamacare
Obamacare is no longer mentioned on the campaign trail, as Republicans have given up their decade-plus campaign to repeal Obamacare.
Obamacare is no longer mentioned on the campaign trail, as Republicans have given up their decade-plus campaign to repeal Obamacare.
What we have here is a party based on spittle-inducing ad hominem attacks. The party of backseat driving babies, pointing their fingers and offering no ideas to actually help people.
President Obama’s return to the White House was a memorable moment as he, President Biden, and Vice President Harris discussed steps to strengthen the ACA.
President Biden will have his old boss former President Obama back at the White House to celebrate the success of the Affordable Care Act.
Again, we have to ask, where and in what shape would Americans and the U.S. economy be without the “radical socialist” agenda of the Biden administration?
President Joe Biden announced he would reopen the federal health insurance marketplace for three months, emphasizing the importance of ensuring more Americans have access to health care as the nation continues to contend with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic. “Starting today and running through May 15, 2021, we are opening HealthCare.gov for all Americans…
President-elect Joe Biden campaigned aspirationally on a vision of uniting a country many see as severely, if not hopelessly, divided. After all, while Biden amassed over 80 million votes, the most votes ever tallied by any candidate in a presidential election in U.S. history, Trump hauled in the second-most votes ever, finding the support of…
Trump made a bad situation worse for Republicans by bragging that his Supreme Court nominee is going to kill the ACA.
The American people, polls indicate, have not been buying the bill of goods Donald Trump has been selling in his strenuous attempts to represent himself as the “law and order” candidate. They seem to understand Trump is the creator of chaos and the one disrespecting and defying the nation’s laws at every turn, not Biden….
The Trump administration has released a rule that would roll back protections for transgendered persons in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In conjunction with a political organization called “Protect Our Care,” which seeks to provide “outreach, rapid response, research and messaging center in the fight to protect health care,” former President Barack Obama released a video in which he celebrated and touted the reforms passed in the Affordable Care Act. The ACA, commonly called Obamacare by…
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the individual mandate and have a decision after election day, which means the ACA is on the 2020 ballot.
Donald Trump doesn’t know this, but the coronavirus vaccine would be free under a little known provision in the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny services to them.
A new poll reveals that 65% of voters approve of Obamacare and 69%-90% support the planks of the Democratic healthcare agenda.
A large majority of American voters say they don’t trust Donald Trump on health care, according to the new Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. The poll discovered that 59 percent of voters said they don’t have “much trust” or “any trust at all” in the president on health care. The new poll also discovered that more…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats on Tuesday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to revive a fight over healthcare coverage, ensuring the issue will dominate the 2020 presidential election and Trump’s bid for a second term in office. Trump last week stepped up his assault on Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama’s signature 2010 healthcare law by…
Donald Trump keeps trying to undo the nation’s healthcare protections, and he keeps losing in court. The latest loss came when a federal judge struck down a Trump administration rule aimed at enabling millions of Americans to buy cheap health insurance plans that do not comply with key Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requirements. The rule…
By Amanda Becker (Reuters) – Top congressional Democrats on Tuesday attacked a legal move by the Trump administration to step up its assault on the Obamacare healthcare law, saying last November’s elections showed Americans want them to protect the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department, in a two-sentence letter to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court…
Donald Trump has just accomplished an extremely difficult task. Over the past few days he has made moves that have united the Democratic Party. Every single Democrat in Congress was outraged that Trump had his hand-picked attorney general write a brief summary of Bob Mueller’s 22 month investigation that allowed the president to claim “complete…
William Barr’s latest move as Trump’s attorney general is intended to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) but also may destroy the GOP. Last December a federal district court judge issued a ruling saying the Obamacare individual mandate is now unconstitutional because of a provision of the 2017 GOP tax scam law. At the time…
A Texas judge’s decision to strike down Obamacare as unconstitutional was, according to Daily Kos, “a lawless act of partisan idiocy.” The ridiculous opinion will undoubtedly be reversed upon appeal. In the meantime the mere prospect of overturning the popular healthcare law, and taking health insurance away from 20 million people, is hurting the Republican…
A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore is not valid. The ruling was based on law changes made in the 2017 Republican tax bill. Experts said the ruling will not affect Americans’ current health coverage,…
“Healthcare was on the ballot and healthcare won,” Pelosi, the House’s top Democrat, said of the Tuesday elections that gave her party a controlling majority in the House. “We won because from the beginning we focused on healthcare.”
Democratic candidates for the U.S. Congress are closing out the campaign season with an ominous warning: telling voters millions of Americans could lose their health insurance or be forced to pay significantly more if Republicans win.
Rachel Maddow called out Republicans who are pretending to support Obamacare in the midterm election by name and exposed their ACA killing agenda.
In a new TV ad Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia shoots down a lawsuit backed by his Republican opponent who is known to be anti-ObamaCare. Manchin’s new ad is reminiscent of his well-known 2010 video shooting a climate change bill. Manchin is facing a competitive re-election contest in a deeply red state that voted…
Of all of the pressing issues facing the country, Republicans in the U.S. Senate have focused on one issue that is most important to them. They are asking that the new U.S. senator appointed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey help them by supporting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA,…
Ten Senate Republicans who are worried about the blue wave have introduced a scam bill that pretends to restore Obamacare’s protections for people with preexisting conditions.
Senate Democrats have announced a plan to force a vote on legislation that would kill Trump’s junk insurance plans rule and protect coverage for people with preexisting conditions.
The Trump administration is cutting grants for non-profits that help people get health insurance, and instead directing them to offer people junk health insurance plans.
In an unusual Saturday announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) said it will no longer collect and pay out money under the “risk adjustment” program of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare. By freezing risk adjustment payments the move will add significantly to health insurance premium increases next year. Under…
A new poll of voters found that they are opposed to the Trump administration’s lawsuit to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions by a 2 to 1 margin.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was chased away from a movie theater by protesters one day after she protections for people with preexisted conditions.
Trump bragged that he basically gutted Obamacare. The result of his gutting is that 4 million people lost their health insurance.
Virginia and Maryland have just made public health insurance company requests for 2019 premium increases under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), and the results are shocking. Health insurers in both states want double-digit increases in monthly premiums for individual medical plans. CareFirst, for example, wants to nearly double the amount it charges on…
Consider these separate but related news items: The cost and availability of health care is the #1 issue that Americans care about right now, according to the Gallup poll. The Gallup poll for the last year has been showing that Obamacare (ACA) is approved of by over half of American voters. A new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows…
The Obamacare fixes that were promised to Senator Susan Collins in exchange for her support of the Republican tax bill in December appear to be in serious trouble. Earlier this week Republicans in Congress released their plan to stabilize healthcare exchanges under Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act or the ACA). In this…
Over the last July 4 holiday, in an infamous moment inspiring public outrage, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was captured on film enjoying a public beach with his family. His family were the only ones on the beach, as the beach had been closed to the public because the state, due largely to a Christie…
Remember last July when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros and his regime? At the time the Maduros regime was attempting to re-write Venezuela’s constitution to erode provisions enforcing democratic institutions in order to secure dictatorial powers for himself. Mnuchin issued a statement last July 31 that, looking back,…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the absurd claim that Republicans are killing Obamacare so that they can cut more taxes for the middle-class. McConnell is a lie.
More than 600,000 people selected health insurance plans on the exchange in the first four days of open enrollment despite the efforts of Trump and the Republicans to sabotage the law.
In the early going, it appears that Trump’s efforts to keep people from getting health insurance are failing – but it still remains to be seen what the long-term effects of his sabotage will be.
Several U.S. states sued the federal government and asked for an immediate order halting Trump’s move while the case is being litigated.
President Donald Trump’s reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.
“It seems like he is trying to hurt the middle class,” said Westerman, who is retired from a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania, a state that Trump won by little more than 44,000 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. It was the first time a Republican candidate had won Pennsylvania since 1988.
As key Senators announced that they had reached a bipartisan deal to stabilize the health insurance market, on another planet, Trump was standing in the Rose Garden declaring Obamacare dead.
Trump thinks voters won’t notice his sabotage of the health care system because the plan was called Obamacare. (It wasn’t.)
While speaking at the Value Voters Summit, Steve Bannon admitted that Trump ended the CSR payments not to make healthcare better, but as part of a plan to make healthcare worse by blowing up the Obamacare exchanges.
“Donald Trump no more knows anything about the insurance company than the man on the moon. So, you know, this is silly. This is typical Trump. He gets upset about something, he reacts.”
“Pres. Obama, Obamacare, Paris Climate Deal, and Iran deal all are supported by majority of county. Pres. Trump is disapproved by majority,” Chief Political Analyst for ABC News Matthew Dowd wrote.
If there was ever a moment when we should put Trump’s erratic behavior on the back burner and focus on a really important policy issue, now would be it.
The latest move shows that Donald Trump will do anything – even sabotage a health care law that millions of Americans rely on – if it destroys any part of Barack Obama’s legacy.
Schumer told the president that Obamacare repeal is “off the table” and he should join other Republicans who are working with Democrats to improve the existing law.
Trump’s refusal to take action that would actually help people is proof of what we’ve already known about this president: He would rather play political games than improve the lives of the American people.
Donald Trump’s attempts to sabotage Obamacare are about to be dealt a fatal blow as the Senate is on the verge of announcing a bipartisan deal to stabilize the insurance markets.
Poor Mike Pence. Trump’s tantrums over the repeated failed efforts to pass increasingly barbaric versions of Trumpcare, must be getting on his nerves.
“Every major health organization in this country … thinks that their proposal is a disaster,” Sanders said, standing right next to Sens. Graham and Cassidy.
If the Republicans in Congress want to root out waste, fraud, and abuse, in government and government spending, they can start with the time spent on their immoral policies that fail to serve the common good.
The latest attempt by the GOP to replace Obamacare has nothing to do with providing coverage for American citizens. Members of the Republican Party are simply trying to save their political careers as opposed to saving the lives of the constituents that they serve.
Repeat after me: This is not about improving health care in America or making your life better. It’s an effort to tarnish the legacy of America’s first African American president.
Instead of using taxpayer dollars to enrich himself, perhaps Tom Price – and his boss – should use the funds to improve the lives of the people they are supposed to be serving.
As Price squanders U.S. taxpayer funds for his expensive private flights, he and his boss are working tirelessly to take health insurance away from millions of Americans.
The new health care legislation, which Republicans are now working to ram through the Senate, gives states the option of not covering pre-existing conditions.
“I think we will have anywhere from – literally, by rule – 90 seconds to two minutes of debate on this legislation. Now that is an abomination, that is legislative malpractice.”
“[The process for the Cassidy-Graham bill] is better but it’s not what the Senate is supposed to be doing,” he said. “Is it better to be guilty of murder or train robbery?”
With the end of September marching closer and 2018 around the bend, Republicans are still unlikely to pass any bill to repeal and replace a law that has saved lives. In other words, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.
“We have a Medicare system right now. It is a good system. … Let’s expand that program to every man, woman, and child. It’s not a scary proposition.”
The move by top Democrats sets up a stark contrast between themselves and Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election.
The White House wants to see the plan approved by Congress, but not even GOP leadership is interested in pushing the measure through.
A new shot has been fired in the never ending circular firing squad that is the Republican effort to take health care away from millions. House Republicans are mad at the Senate so they are trying to force a vote on a repeal only of Obamacare.
It probably didn’t take long for Tom Price to regret his decision to participate in the baseball tradition.
The poll released Monday showed Trump’s approval rating at the lowest level in any survey released since he took office.
Democratic Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have introduced legislation that would allow people age 55-64 to buy into Medicare. This modified public option would give an additional 41 million Americans access to Medicare.
Trump’s HHS Secretary Tom Price fell apart when he was asked a very simple question on ABC’s This Week. Price was asked are you going to sabotage the health care system or fix it, and all he could do was criticize Obamacare.
Six months into the Trump administration, the GOP tune is changing as the president’s incompetence, corruption, and unfitness has thrown the entire Republican agenda into a dumpster and set it ablaze.
This week’s epic failure to pass any repeal and replace legislation won’t be the last effort by Donald Trump and Republicans to dismantle former President Obama’s signature achievement.
Trump repeated the lie that the Affordable Care Act is “imploding” and issued a threat to end payments that keep health care costs down.
“One of the failures was the president never laid out a plan or his core principles and never sold them to the American people,” the Republican said.
Outside of the White House and the halls of Congress, it’s clear that people of all political persuasions recognize how devastating this repeal plan would be to millions of Americans.
The “skinny” repeal that is gaining steam may have a cute name, but it would cause a humanitarian crisis and leave millions of Americans without the care they need.
Republicans are admitting that they don’t know what they’re voting on – and the legislation could still pass.
Every American wished Sen. McCain well when the sad news of his cancer diagnosis broke last week. When he returns to Washington on Tuesday, he should vote to return the favor.
This is a President of the United States who is unwilling or unable to accept criticism or responsibility for his own failures.
The Speaker said more Americans will be without insurance because it’s what they want, not because the GOP health care plan is bad.
The president and his GOP allies in Congress just can’t accept the fact that America isn’t buying what they’re selling.
A group of Republican and Democratic governors released a joint statement declaring their opposition to Trump’s repeal and delay plan for Obamacare while urging that the Senate pass a bipartisan bill.
Republicans are trapped because Obamacare, for all of its lack of perfection, actually achieved the overarching goal of getting more Americans covered and forcing insurance companies to actually cover the things they promised they would cover.
As Republicans grapple with their failure to live up to their seven year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, they are considering just repealing. The current repeal bill would be a partial repeal, one that health care expert Larry Levitt of Kaiser says would “produce an actual, real-life death spiral.”
The American people rate Trump’s performance on health care worse than any other issue facing the country.
This is a huge loss for the president and a monumental victory for the vast majority of Americans who believe health care shouldn’t be a privilege for the healthy and the wealthy, but a right for all.
If Republicans in Congress wanted to demonstrate that indeed all lives mattered to them they would not be making drastic cuts to Medicaid, the largest insurance provider in the country.
The best way to get under Donald Trump’s very thin skin is to mock and ridicule him, and it appears Democrats have no problem doing just that.
If Sandoval is against the revised legislation, it’s likely that Sen. Dean Heller will also oppose it, which could spell the end of Trumpcare once and for all.
After Sens. Rand Paul (KY) and Susan Collins (ME) both announced that they would vote against moving the health care bill forward, Democrats need just one more Republican no vote to firmly kill the legislation and save Obamacare.
“I think it’s very difficult when you have this overwhelming barrage of new information that unfolds every few days. I think it’s obvious.”
During an interview on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that if Republicans can’t pass McConnell’s healthcare bill, they should repeal Obamacare, and then take a couple of years to work on replacing it. Cruz completely screwed over McConnell by undercutting the ACA replacement bill.
If there is an upside for Toomey, it’s that Trump’s constant social media outbursts are distracting from the disastrous piece of legislation he’s trying to push through the Senate.
The fact that Republicans think they could pull one past the former Secretary of State on a complicated policy issue like health care shows just how lost they are.
On almost every level, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be harder if they did it without a replacement plan.