It’s Not a Bailout

As President Trump’s position on the Alexander-Murray Obamacare stabilization plan whipsawed throughout the day on Tuesday, he started to use the term “bailout” more and more to describe the subsidies that help the neediest Americans afford health care. To be clear: Providing funds for Americans who need health insurance is not a bailout of the … More It’s Not a Bailout

Three Reasons the Latest Version of Trumpcare is Bad Legislation

Here are three reasons the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a complete disaster: 1. The latest version of Trumpcare is not bipartisan. Americans want the Congress to work across the aisle to solve the nation’s biggest problems. While the ACA became the law of the land with a … More Three Reasons the Latest Version of Trumpcare is Bad Legislation


With Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mike Lee (R-UT) releasing separate statements Monday night confirming they will not support the Senate version of Obamacare repeal and replace, the legislation was dealt a near fatal blow. The failure to rally enough senators around the Senate version – especially with deep cuts to Medicaid that will hurt … More Failure

Medicaid Cuts and Schools

In a recent letter to Senate Leadership, the school superintendents association (AASA) urged the Senate to review the latest iteration of the Obamacare repeal and replace effort that the Senate will likely take up again when they return from the July 4 recess next week. Echoing the concerns of school officials across the country, Senator … More Medicaid Cuts and Schools

3 Reasons the U.S. is Going Backwards on HIV/AIDS Treatment

Both the resignation of seven members of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and the possible passage of the Senate version of the ACA repeal/replace bill give cause for concern for advocates of HIV/AIDS prevention and research. Here are three reasons the U.S. is going backwards: Medicaid Cuts in the ACA Repeal/Replace Effort – … More 3 Reasons the U.S. is Going Backwards on HIV/AIDS Treatment

TrumpCare Unpopular

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has some bad news for President Trump and Republicans in Congress: 48% of Americans think that TrumpCare is a bad idea and only 23% think it is a good idea. In contrast, support for the ACA (Obamacare) has remained relatively strong with 43% of Americans who say it … More TrumpCare Unpopular

AHCA Revisions?

With Representatives Billy Long (R-MO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) supporting the AHCA after receiving concessions from President Trump at a meeting at the White House today, it is increasingly likely that the House will eventually pass the revised and amended American Health Care Act (TrumpCare) in the near future. The problem is that no one knows what … More AHCA Revisions?

Kimmel Nails It

  While we can’t rely on Hollywood stars to carry our message to Donald Trump, occasionally someone delvers a pitch-perfect message that President Trump should listen to. Click on the picture above to listen to Jimmy Kimmel’s EXCELLENT monologue from Monday that ends with how he sees the discussion about Obamacare and pre-existing conditions after … More Kimmel Nails It

How The GOP Plan Kills Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

  Donald Trump campaigned vigorously on the promise that his replacement for Obamacare would be better and cheaper. As details of the newly crafted compromise between some moderate Republicans and the House Freedom Caucus emerge,  a clear casualty is one of the most popular elements of the Affordable Care Act: coverage for Americans with pre-existing … More How The GOP Plan Kills Pre-Existing Condition Coverage