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Tom Price, Nikki Haley, Wilbur Ross Faced Senate Hearings for Cabinet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:30pm 1/18/2017 at 8:30pm

I live blogged Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s senate hearing for the EPA, but three other cabinet choices had their own senate hearings today. That included Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services, Wilbur Ross for Commerce, and Nikki Haley for UN.

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Manchin: I’ll Help Republicans “Repair” ObamaCare

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/14/2017 at 5:00pm
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Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has stated that he’s supportive of “repairing” the horrendous ObamaCare  monstrosity rather than repealing it.

Politico reports:

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday that he has contacted Republican leaders offering to help bring fellow Democrats on board for fixes to Obamacare that he portrayed as “repair” of the...

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Some GOP Governors Fight to Keep ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/14/2017 at 12:30pm

The ObamaCare Medicaid expansion is a horrible deal for low income Americans; it’s also where a large number of “newly covered” Americans get their new coverage.

Not only does the expansion include “automatic” enrollment in Medicaid through ObamaCare even if it’s not wanted, but expanding Medicaid to slightly higher income levels includes...

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House Passes Budget, Paving Way for Obamacare Repeal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/13/2017 at 5:30pm

Ealry Thursday morning in the midst of a vote-a-thon, the Senate had enough votes to get the Obamacare repeal rolling. Friday, the House too passed the budget, paving the way for repeal and what the Trump administration promises to be simultaneous replace of Obamacre.

Yesterday, we blogged:

The process of repealing President Obama’s...

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Congress Takes First Steps to Repeal Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/12/2017 at 5:30pm
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The process of repealing President Obama’s signature legislation is already underway.

Early Thursday morning, the Senate passed what they’re calling a “repeal resolution” or the first step in repealing the Affordable Care Act.

The vote fell perfectly along party lines:

The Senate voted 51-48 along party lines for...

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Rand Paul: Trump Agrees to Repeal, Replace Obamacare at Same Time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30pm 1/9/2017 at 7:30pm

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that President-elect Donald Trump backs his plan to appeal the Affordable Care Act only if the government has a replacement at the same time:

“He called after seeing an interview that I had done [talking about] that we should vote on Obamacare replacement at the same time,”...

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Obama: Sure, I’ll Back ObamaCare Repeal, IF . . .

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/8/2017 at 5:30pm

His party completely decimated under his watch, Obama is now signaling that he’s going to stick around and help the Democrats still more.  Part of this “

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Trump Plans to Use Executive Action to Repeal Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/4/2017 at 1:00pm

Republicans gathered on Capitol Hill with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss Obacamare where he announced that President-elect Donald Trump plans to use executive action to repeal the law:

“It will be an orderly transition to something better … using executive authority to ensure it’s an orderly transition,” Pence told reporters. “We’re...

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Sen. Manchin Can’t “In Good Conscience” Attend Obamacare Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:30am 1/4/2017 at 11:30am

Sen. Joe Manchin (W-VA) told Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe that he will not attend a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss how to save Obamacare:

“No, I’m not. I just can’t, in good conscience, I can’t do it,” he said. “If anyone listened and paid attention to what the American...

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Federal Judge Blocks Rule On Transgender, Abortion-related ObamaCare Protections

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/1/2017 at 5:30pm
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A federal judge issued an order “barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.

Reuters reports:

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination...

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Flashback: Pelosi Announces Obamacare as “Christmas Present to the American People”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 10:30am 12/24/2016 at 10:30am
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After an entire summer of protests, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid were determined, in late 2009, to set the groundwork for shoving ObamaCare down the throat of every American (who never liked or wanted it  . . . and still don’t).

Remember those late 2009 special sessions in which Democrats planned to push...

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Obamacare Signups Climb After Trump Victory

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:00pm 11/10/2016 at 4:00pm

Donald Trump’s win for the presidency has caused more than 100,000 people to sign up for Obamacare. Republicans have stated they want to appeal the law if they win the White House.

It is the largest number of enrollees since the open enrollment started on November 1:

The new enrollment figure, released by...

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Trump, GOP Majority Could Mean End of Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:00am 11/9/2016 at 11:00am

Obamacare has been a disaster and with the GOP in control of DC starting in January, the government can repeal the law and implement something new:

Republicans still don’t have 60 votes in the Senate, so to repeal big parts of the law, they would have to use a process called budget...

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Cigna Not Expanding Obamacare Offerings After All

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 11:30am 11/7/2016 at 11:30am

Higher premiums, ridiculous deductibles, fewer choices — you gotta love Obamacare.

For health insurance providers, Obamacare continues to eat away at profits and makes difficult, if not impossible, the task of offering reasonably priced insurance plans.

Yet another health insurance behemoth announced plans to scale back their Obamacare offerings. Cigna had planned...

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I’m a Victim of Obamacare’s Ridiculous Rate Hikes

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 31, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/31/2016 at 5:30pm

Another year, another ridiculously high health insurance rate hike.

Last week I received my health insurance information packet for the upcoming year. I’m the lucky winner of a 53% increase to my health insurance premium. 5-3. I’m young, healthy, and was forced last year into an HMO after the PPOs on the...

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Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber: Obamacare “Working as Designed”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/27/2016 at 5:30pm
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As we’ve long said about Obamacare — rising costs and the destruction of the health insurance marketplace are a feature of the President’s hallmark administration, not a bug.

Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare architect agrees.

In an interview with CNN Wednesday, Gruber explained Obamacare was, “working as designed”.

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Obama Administration Completely Out of Touch With Looming Obamacare Rate Hikes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:30am 10/26/2016 at 11:30am

Just yesterday I blogged about upcoming health insurance rate hikes. Health insurance plans offered on an exchange (like those purchased by most self-employed individuals) will see double-digit premium increases.

Not only are premiums and deductibles sky-rocketing, but consumer choice is dwindling. Insurer complaints are the same — health insurance consumers are...

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