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Republicans Have Their Tax Plan: What’s In it And What’s Not

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 12/15/2017 at 6:30pm
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The drama is almost over as the Republicans have unveiled their tax bill. They are also closer to victory since Sen. Bob Corker (TN) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have decided to back the bill, leaving the Senate with only two undecided Republicans. From The New York Times:

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26-year-olds struggle as they age out of their parent’s health insurance plans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:15pm 12/14/2017 at 4:15pm

26-year-olds aging out of the parent’s health insurance policy are stuck on the struggle bus, reports CNN.

Adulting, it would seem, is hard.

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Senate Will Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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Federal Judge Refuses to Force Payment of Obamacare Subsidies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/25/2017 at 5:30pm
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Wednesday, a federal judge refused to force the Trump administration to make subsidy payments.

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Iowa Pulls Waiver Requesting Obamacare Overhaul

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00pm 10/24/2017 at 9:00pm
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In August, Iowa officials submitted a request to make changes to its Obamacare market as it faced doom due to high premiums and insurance companies dropping out. Officials wanted to make changes that would “provide consumers with age- and income-based tax credits as well as using a reinsurance mechanism...

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Trump Throws Another Blow at Obamacare, Reportedly Scrapping Obamacare Insurer Subsidy Payments

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:30am 10/13/2017 at 8:30am
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Thursday, Trump issued an Executive Order directing federal agencies to draft new regulations allowing employers to form insurance offerings across state lines. Many contend opening up the marketplace will allow more employer flexibility, greater choice, and as a result, lower premiums.

Before the ink had dried, a leaked report indicated...

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Loosen Obamacare Rules for Businesses

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/12/2017 at 1:00pm
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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to start loosening some rules associated with Obamacare after the Republican controlled Congress failed many times to repeal the healthcare law. From Fox News:

According to officials, Trump will direct the secretary of labor to consider expanding access to Association Health Plans, which could...

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Trump Admin Grants Religious Exemption from Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/6/2017 at 4:00pm

President Donald Trump’s administration has decided to roll back a portion of Obamacare that mandates a private company must include birth control coverage in health insurance plans.

From The Washington Examiner:

The new rules allow any employer to be exempt from the mandate “based on its sincerely held religious beliefs” or on...

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Judicial Watch: Obama’s IRS Spent $5m Pressuring Americans to Buy ObamaCare

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:10pm 10/2/2017 at 8:10pm
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Judicial Watch has obtained via FOIA documents showing that the Obama IRS spent $5 million in taxpayer money to pressure otherwise compliant Americans into buying ObamaCare.

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Democrats Want to Use Obamacare Repeal Attempts Against GOP in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/2/2017 at 12:00pm
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The Democrats have decided to use the GOP’s attempts to repeal Obamacare to their advantage in 2018. From The Hill:

“I think the message is really simple here: As long as Republicans control Congress, your health care is on the chopping block,” said Tyler Law, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign...

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Berniecare Would be Worse Than Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00am 9/26/2017 at 10:00am
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Bernie Sanders has been pushing his “Medicare for all” plan lately and lots of Democrats are jumping on board. Bernie and his allies even claim it will save money. If you don’t believe them, you’re not alone. In fact, the cost would be enormous.

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Collins Kills Graham-Cassidy Bill With Definite No Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:36pm 9/25/2017 at 6:36pm
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Welp, Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tried to change their Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill to appease those senators that opposed it…but it did not work.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has come out and officially declared she would vote no on both versions of the bill.

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Changes to Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Include Boosts for Opposing Senators

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Sens. Billy Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hope to pass their Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill by the end of the month, but have encountered opposition from a few in their own party. Sens. John McCain (AZ) and Rand Paul (KY) have already said no while Sens. Susan Collins (ME)...

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McCain ‘Cannot in Good Conscience’ Vote for Obamacare Repeal Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/22/2017 at 2:30pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) officially decided he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest attempt the GOP has taken to repeal and replace Obamacare. From CNN:

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do...

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Senate Plans to Vote on Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Next Week

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00am 9/21/2017 at 1:00am
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Republicans still can’t get their act together on Obamacare repeal, but, they’re moving forward nonetheless.

Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced plans to move the Graham-Cassidy bill to the floor for debate next week.

Do they have the votes to open up debate on this bill? Your guess is...

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What Single-Payer Looks Like: Smokers and Obese Banned from Surgery at British Govt Hospital Thanks to Budget

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1:05pm 9/18/2017 at 1:05pm

Just last week, Bernie Sanders rolled out his Medicare for All bill. Sanders and the bill’s advocates railed against the current healthcare system as ineffectual, forgetting (or hoping the public has forgotten) that it’s the product of Democrat ideas and votes.

In Sanders’ fantasy world, single-payer system is the only cure...

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Anthem Insurance Company Will Return to Obamacare in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/15/2017 at 7:00pm
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In August, health insurance company Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, decided to leave Obamacare exchanges in Virginia due to “uncertainty about the future of Obamacare” due to “an unbalanced risk pool.”

Anthem changed its mind on Friday and has decided to stick it out in parts of the commonwealth that would...

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