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Liz Warren was for Single Payer Before She was Against it Before She was for it

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:30am 3/29/2017 at 8:30am
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Elizabeth Warren’s opinion on healthcare and the single payer option seems to shift with political convenience. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

Back in 2012, when being a good Democrat meant defending Obamacare at all costs, she abandoned her prior support for a single payer plan. She got caught in an interview...

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Did Obamacare Create the Expectation of Universal Health Coverage?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00am 3/28/2017 at 7:00am

Was the end goal of Obamacare to create the expectation of universal health coverage?

Charles Krauthammer thinks so:

On Friday’s edition of ‘Special Report’ on Fox News Channel, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer made the case...

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You go to war against Obamacare with the President you have, Part 2

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:20pm 3/27/2017 at 9:20pm

I don’t think there is just one conclusion to be reached from the failure of the House Republicans to pass the health care bill advocated by Paul Ryan, and supported by President Trump.

Marc Thiessen blames the Freedom Caucus, The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

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Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Healthcare Disagreement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/26/2017 at 6:30pm
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Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) has resigned from the Freedom Caucus over the GOP healthcare fiasco because he wanted to vote for the bill:

“To deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward,” Poe said...

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Democrats Gloat Over Republican Healthcare Bill Failure

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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The GOP healthcare bill AHCA failed before Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) could even bring it to the floor.

Of course, the Democrats have used this opportunity to gloat and take credit on television, even though they hold the minority in the House and Senate.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader...

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The Blame Games Begin After the GOP’s First Attempt to Roll Back Obamacare Fails

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:00pm 3/24/2017 at 8:00pm
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Republicans failed to garner enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Friday. Pulling the bill, the House went into recess.

The Republican’s first attempt to roll back Obamacare failed.

Who’s to blame?

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House in Recess, Postponing GOP Health Insurance Bill Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:38pm 3/24/2017 at 3:38pm
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And that’s that.

Let the blamefest begin!

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Ryan Heads to the WH, Doesn’t Have the Votes for GOP Health Insurance Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 1:09pm 3/24/2017 at 1:09pm

Let it die and start over.

From the NYT:

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans,...

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Trump Tells GOP to Vote on Health Insurance Bill Friday, or He’s Moving on

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:18pm 3/23/2017 at 9:18pm
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Republicans had seven years to come up with an alternative to Obamacare. Now that they have the keys to the castle, they can’t seem to agree on the best path forward.

The House were supposed to vote today on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), but without enough votes to pass...

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Vote on GOP Health Insurance Overhaul Could be Friday or Even Monday

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 4:59pm 3/23/2017 at 4:59pm

I will never understand why, knowing when votes are scheduled, Congress waits until the last minute to pull these things together. But it looks like they’re hoping to schedule a vote on the AHCA tomorrow. The drama could spill into next week.

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AHCA Dead? Trump and House Freedom Caucus Unable to Come to Agreement (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:59pm 3/23/2017 at 1:59pm
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Update: No vote today

After hours of late-night, pizza-filled negotiations, Politico reports Trump and a small, but disruptive contingent, the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), have been unable to come to an agreement on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), what House Republicans promise is the first in a three-step approach to repealing...

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Updates: Will Trump close House deal on health insurance bill?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:30am 3/23/2017 at 8:30am
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The American Health Care Act (AHCA) dubbed Ryancare, Trumpcare, GOPcare, and even RINOcare (take your pick), is the first step of three in repealing and replacing Obamacare, so we’re told.

This first bit of legislation can only address tenets of Obamcare that pertain to the budget (see also: reconciliation). Congressional Republicans have...

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney makes mincemeat of CBO scoring of health care plan

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00am 3/14/2017 at 10:00am

If you haven’t seen OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in action, do yourself a favor and watch the video here. On today’s Morning Joe, Mulvaney showed himself to be smart, well-spoken, undefensive and down-to-earth as he systematically demolished Mika’s, and by extension, the CBO’s, claims about the Trump admin’s health care proposal.

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Republicans Push Back Against Democrat Spin on CBO Healthcare Scoring

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00am 3/14/2017 at 7:00am

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its analysis of the House Republican Obamacare replacement bill, which estimates that millions will lose coverage, but will bring down costs.

The report has many people freaked out, with some saying its proof that repealing Obamacare will harm Americans. Most major media outlets and Democrats have...

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From the patient trenches: Lies, Damn Lies, and CBO Scoring

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:30pm 3/13/2017 at 8:30pm

I was against CBO health care scoring before it was cool to be against CBO healthcare scoring.

In the run-up and aftermath of passage of Obamacare, I devoted numerous posts to the way the way Democrats gamed CBO scoring to present an unrealistic projection of how the law would actually work.

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Palin: President Trump “Will Step In and Fix” Ryan’s ObamaCare Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/12/2017 at 4:30pm
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“Repeal and replace” has been the GOP mantra since the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, was signed into law in 2010. Riding the wave of horror and outrage that inspired millions of Americans to rise up and rally, attend town halls, and become involved in the election process, the GOP has...

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VIDEO: Lone Trump supporter heckled at Rep. Tom Reed town hall in Ithaca (#NY23)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00pm 3/11/2017 at 9:00pm
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I don’t know Dr. Tom Taylor.

But I understand his situation when he decided to attend Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s town hall this morning in Ithaca, NY, where I work at Cornell Law School. In case you were unaware, Ithaca is like Berkeley, California, only smaller.

Ithaca is in the NY-23 District. Reed...

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