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We need one final push to bury Trumpcare 4.0

Just like the zombies tromping out of the graveyard in Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Senate Republicans have returned in a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The big difference is that Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, et al don’t dance as well as the undead. But the Graham-Cassidy bill could leave just […]

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The Obamacare repeal attempt that just won’t die

Just when you thought your health insurance was safe. The Senate failed to pass a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act—their attempts at “replacements” were too pathetic to even qualify as such. Many Republican senators have seemingly thrown in the towel. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declared that it’s time to move on from […]

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How to improve Obamacare: If Republicans were smart, they’d listen

Imagine an alternate universe in which members of both parties work together to develop changes to the Affordable Care Act to make the law work more efficiently, cover more Americans, and cost the government less. I know it’s ludicrous to even propose this in these embattled times, especially with Republican lawmakers’ heads stuck firmly in […]

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Obamacare kept people out of bankruptcy. Trumpcare wouldn’t.

As House Republicans continue to scramble for votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, new findings from Consumer Reports show one of the little-heralded but important outcomes of the law — a lot fewer people went bankrupt because they couldn’t pay medical bills. Fifty percent fewer, in fact. Because the ACA removed lifetime […]

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Trumpcare is dead. Now let’s start fixing Obamacare (UPDATE)

In a failure as epic as Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan lost soundly on a central part of Trump’s 2016 campaign and an issue in Republican campaigns for the past seven years — repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. You might even say they got “shellacked.” In the […]

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What will happen to Trumpcare? Leave it for the vultures

House Speaker Paul Ryan has introduced a real vulture of a bill to replace Obamacare. I was going to say “turkey” of a bill, but that’s not fair to turkeys, which many of us enjoy at Thanksgiving. This bill is more like a scavenger that wants to loom over and starve the Affordable Care Act […]

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