Since the release of the Senate’s secret response to the House AHCA earlier this week, a number of news organizations have done a great job drawing out the differences between Obamacare (ACA), the House repeal and replace effort (AHCA), and now the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act which tries unsuccessfully to be a less mean … More Health Care Winners and Losers
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
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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?
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
President Trump, feeling pinched by a lack of legislative success in his first 100 days, is pushing to revive the American Health Care Act that Paul Ryan pulled from the House floor in a stinging defeat last month. GOP House members are none too thrilled after many faced angry constituents during the April recess and are … More Better and Better?
After a stinging defeat Friday afternoon as the AHCA (Obamacare replacement) was pulled from the floor of the House, President Trump told reporters at a quickly assembled press opportunity in the Oval Office that he was disappointed. He also made two very unusual claims that do not match the historical record. Claim: Democrats were to blame … More Accountable: Promise Not Kept
One of the concessions President Trump made to the Freedom Caucus yesterday, apparently, was the removal of a requirement for health insurance companies to provide essential health benefits. Apparently. At this point, the last minute flurry of deals and negotiations have resulted in a bill that contains provisions that have not been publicly disclosed or … More Essential Health Benefits
Update: The Republican leadership in the House has canceled a scheduled vote for Thursday evening to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s unclear how President Trump and the Republicans plan to proceed, but it’s clear that they were unable to corral the fractious fringes of their party and no deal was possible in the end. A … More New Poll: Fading Support For Obamacare Repeal
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