Bill Barr Moves to Destroy ObamaCare and the Republican Party

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 we reported that the decision could give Democrats control of the Senate in 2020. read more

How the Obamacare Ruling Could Give Democrats the Senate in 2020

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 Party. read more

Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional Because of GOP Tax Bill

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. read more

Rachel Maddow Busts Republicans For Fake Supporting Obamacare

Rachel Maddow called out Republicans who are pretending to support Obamacare in the midterm election by name and exposed their ACA killing agenda.

Ad Shows Manchin Shooting Down Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit With a Gun

In a new TV ad Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia shoots downlawsuit 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. read more

Republicans Want McCain’s Replacement to Help Repeal Obamacare

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, or Obamacare. read more

Senate Republicans Introduce Scam Bill To Fake Restore Obamacare Preexisting Conditions Protections

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 Strike Back And Force Vote To Kill Trump Junk Insurance Plans

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.

Trump Cuts Grants To Help People Get Health Insurance And Instead Directs Them To Junk Plans

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.

Trump Continues To Destroy Obamacare and Raise Health Insurance Rates

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.  read more

Obamacare Is About To Destroy Trump As 66% Of Voters Oppose Eliminating Pre-existing Conditions Protections

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.

Trump Aligned Florida Attorney General Chased Away From Theater By Protesters

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 Celebrates 4 Million Americans Losing Their Health Insurance

Trump bragged that he basically gutted Obamacare. The result of his gutting is that 4 million people lost their health insurance.

Healthcare Premiums Are Skyrocketing Because of the GOP

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 average for coverage in Maryland, and increase the cost in Virginia by 64 percent. read more

How Democrats Can Use Healthcare to Win Big in 2018 Midterms

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 that American voters are more focused on health care than any other issue.   Over 30 percent of voters polled said that health care was their top issue, which was more than twice as many as any other issue.
  • In a December Gallup poll nearly half of Americans support a government-run healthcare system, the highest number ever.  In fact, through Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans’ Administration, the federal government and the prison system, about 40% of Americans already receive their healthcare from government-run programs.  And most people like these programs and want to keep them.

Add all this together and you can’t help but reach an inescapable conclusion: If health care plays a prominent role in this year’s election, it could provide a huge advantage for Democrats. read more

House Republicans Keep Obamacare Fixes Out of Spending Bill

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). read more

Feed the Beast, Starve the People: What’s Really Been Going on with GOP Tax Policy and Strategy

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 veto, had failed to pass a budget, preventing funds from being disbursed to public parks. read more

From Populism to Donorism: The GOP’s Authoritarian Rule Disregards American Majority

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, we can see contains language remarkably resonant with the recent behaviors of not just the Trump administration but, it is important to note, the current GOP regime itself. In this statement, Mnuchin said, “As President Trump said earlier this month, the strong and courageous actions by the Venezuelan people to stand for democracy, freedom, and the rule of law have been continually ignored by Nicolas Maduro who dreams of becoming a dictator. Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people.” read more