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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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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Democrats Will Come to Regret Their Refusal to Work on Repeal and Replace

Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare is an enormous setback. Neither Speaker Paul Ryan nor President Donald Trump attempted to sugar coat their inability to collect enough votes on their endorsed plan. “You’ve all heard me say this before,” Speaker Ryan said. “Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with…
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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 Prove They’re in the Promise-Keeping Business

Donald Trump’s position on Obamacare has been consistent and clear: He wants to repeal and replace the president’s disastrous health care law. But, less famously, his position on universal coverage has also been unmistakeable. “I would absolutely get rid of Obamacare,” Trump said during the GOP primary, but “I want to keep the [provisions regarding]…
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