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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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Irony Alert: Pelosi Now Interested In Knowing What’s in a Bill Before It’s Passed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/11/2017 at 4:00pm
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Tone deaf and completely without self-awareness or irony, Nancy Pelosi actually asserted that the American people have a right to know what’s in the GOP health care (insurance) bill before it passes.

Via Mediaite, Pelosi wrote to Paul Ryan:

Dear Speaker Ryan,

This week, the Committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means...

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You go to war against Obamacare with the President you have

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:20pm 3/8/2017 at 9:20pm

I haven’t had a chance to fully digest the House health care bill.  I’m just beginning the process of learning more.

Trump supports the bill broadly, subject to some negotiations. And is promising a round 2 and round 3 of more market-oriented reforms.

It appears that much of this procedure is driven by...

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Chaffetz Destroyed for Making Correct Statement Over iPhones, Healthcare

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

Outrage everywhere because House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) had the nerve to tell people they should prioritize their budget. On CNN, he spoke about healthcare with Alisyn Camerota:

“Well, we’re getting rid of the individual mandate. We’re getting rid of those things that people said that they don’t want,” Chaffetz...

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What Will GOPcare Change?

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

Monday evening, House Republicans finally unveiled eight years of campaign promises in the making, The American Health Care Act.

Reviews are mixed but predictable — Democrats, hair ablaze, have morphed into screaming banshees claiming all the children will be health insurance-less.* Meanwhile, most Republicans are calling the AHCA Obamacare-lite.

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Rand Paul Denied Access to House Obamacare Bill

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

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wanted to view the House GOP Obamacare replacement bill, but could not gain access to it from a secure room. This did not please the senator, who wants to keep everything transparent:

“If you recall where Obamacare was passed...

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Study: Contrary to Dem claims, repealing Obamacare will not increase mortality rates

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/23/2017 at 7:00pm

Democrats and supporters of Obamacare have tried using scare tactics to keep the law in place, claiming without the socialized health care plan people will die.

However, a study by the Manhattan Institute has shown that Obamacare has saved zero people since it went into effect:

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Aetna CEO: Obamacare “is in a Death Spiral”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/16/2017 at 4:30pm
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Death of the Individual Mandate?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:30pm 2/15/2017 at 3:30pm

Could one little question on a tax return be a game changer?

From Reason:

How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare’s individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot.

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal...

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WATCH LIVE: Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz Debate the Future of Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 8:58pm 2/7/2017 at 8:58pm

What does the future hold for Obamacare? Will it be repealed and replaced, repaired, obliterated, spliced?

Senators Cruz and Sanders debate live on CNN.

Anchors Dana Bash and Jake Tapper will moderate.

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Repealing Obamacare Might Take a Year Says Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/6/2017 at 5:30pm

From the time it passed with zero Republican support, GOP politicians have promised to repeal Obamacare. There were numerous House votes to repeal Obamacare while President Obama was still in office, almost all of which were symbolic. No way would President Obama sign off on a bill repealing his hallmark legislation.

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