Republicans Another Step Closer to Rebuilding American Health Cares

“It’s time to put up or shut up,” John Cornyn, the chief Republican vote counter in the Senate said of Mitch McConnell’s message to pass health care reform. “I think he’s right. We could talk about this endlessly and never reach a conclusion.” Repealing and replacing Obamacare is hard. Fundamentally transforming an enormous entitlement like…
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Democrats’ Broke the Health Care System, Now They’re Lying to Keep it That Way

Obamacare was a bill built on lies so it’s fitting that Democrats must now turn to lies to keep their signature legislative accomplishment afloat. Given the law’s slow-motion self-destruction, it’s easy to forget the lengths that President Obama went to in order to get the bill over the finish line. “If you like your health…
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Obamacare’s Bad Deal for Young Adults Led to Its Demise

Republicans didn’t kill Obamacare. Young adults killed Obamacare. Many readers are sure to question that provocative statement, so let’s unpack it a bit. The first thing we have to understand is that demographics matter a lot when it comes to insurance. Insurance only works when there are enough low cost, healthy people in the “risk…
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Crisis Averted, Promise Fulfilled. Obamacare is No More

Republicans control the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House for one simple reason: They promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. Today was the first step in fulfilling that fundamental promise. There are certainly easier promises that Republicans could have made. Health care is complex, both when it comes to policy and politics,…
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CBO Score Doesn’t Tell the Full Story of Repeal and Replace

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday issued a report on the predicted impacts of the House Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Unsurprisingly it was a political Rorschach test – each side, with enough eye-squinting, could see what they wanted to see. Democrats immediately seized on one number: That 24 million fewer people…
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Republicans Working to Clean Up Democrats’ Health Care Mess

Republicans have long clamored for the opportunity to pass substantive, patient-centered health care reform. The health care system has become increasingly broken over time, the result of a steady shift away from anything resembling a market and towards a complex mix of mandates, subsidies, taxes, and regulations. In short, it became a powder keg, and…
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