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The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: March 18-24/Day 58-64) Week 9

The First 100 Days (Trump Briefs: March 18-24/Day 58-64) Week 9

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, March 18 (Day 58): U.S. and China will work together in confronting North Korea U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Bejing, China with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to put aside differences between the two nations in advance of a summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President […]

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

Exclusive — Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

by MATTHEW BOYLE Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly […]

Brownley Statement After House GOP Pulled American Health Care Act

Brownley Statement After House GOP Pulled American Health Care Act

Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) released the following statement after House Republicans pulled H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act otherwise known as “TrumpCare,” from consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives: “This is a victory for the American people. They made their voices heard and said loud and clear: No to TrumpCare!‎ Eliminating healthcare […]

The Elephant We Know: The Real Issue Behind The Healthcare Debate

The Elephant We Know: The Real Issue Behind The Healthcare Debate

    By Mike Smith Political leaders cannot morally indict citizens in any way without risking backlash from their constituents. This is our silent elephant in the national healthcare debate, and for everyone. It is also the single biggest dilemma for both parties, particularly the GOP, which has in Obamacare a ticking time bomb that […]

White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

By CHARLIE SPIERING White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney emerged from a meeting with House Republicans with an ultimatum. If the House-led effort to replace Obamacare fails, the United States is stuck with Obamacare, according to several Congressional reporters on Twitter. Mulvaney was joined by a group of administration officials including senior advisors Steve Bannon, […]

Obamacare Architect Now Advising Trump On Replacing It

Obamacare Architect Now Advising Trump On Replacing It

President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Monday with oncologist, bioethicist and Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel about how to effectively overhaul the U.S. health care system. Emanuel’s visit to the White House marks his third face-to-face meeting with Trump since the president defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan […]

7 Reasons Why Obamacare 2.0 Is All But Guaranteed to Impose Crushing Costs on Voters, Hurt Trump’s Base, And Hand Power Back to the Democrats

7 Reasons Why Obamacare 2.0 Is All But Guaranteed to Impose Crushing Costs on Voters, Hurt Trump’s Base, And Hand Power Back to the Democrats

by KATIE MCHUGH If passed in its current form, the GOP’s Obamacare 2.0 bill will impose brutal costs Americans still struggling to make it through a great recession—particularly President Donald Trump’s base—and risk handing Congress and the presidency back to Democrats. 1) The bill’s provisions increase healthcare costs for Trump voters in critical states. As […]

Ms. Brownely — We Demand a True Healthcare Town Hall

Ms. Brownely — We Demand a True Healthcare Town Hall

    By Deborah Baber Savalla   Have you ever read George Orwell’s classic allegorical novella Animal Farm? If yes, I urge you to read it again. If no, I urge you to do so now. Animal Farm on Amazon Why is this important? It is important because that story is what has played out […]

Brownley Hosts Healthcare Town Hall

Brownley Hosts Healthcare Town Hall

Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) will host a town hall at the Camarillo Public Library on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to provide a forum to discuss issues and concerns relating to our nation’s healthcare system and the healthcare needs of our community.  The event will feature a panel of healthcare policy professionals and specialists and testimonials […]

Obamacare Harming Even Lower-Income Americans

Obamacare Harming Even Lower-Income Americans

Obamacare’s open enrollment, which began this week for 2017, is about as appealing as the grand opening of a DMV. Those who have logged onto HealthCare.gov since Tuesday have encountered, on average, 25-percent premium increases and reduced numbers of insurers. Only someone living in a fantasy world would describe this rolling disaster by saying, “It’s […]

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