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Conservatives see tax reform as way to tweak Obamacare

Conservatives see tax reform as way to tweak Obamacare

GOP take another swing at canceling some of the health law’s tax increases, saying it could be part of the new push to overhaul the tax code. A tax on medical devices and a sales tax…

Commentary: I am Madder than Hell

Commentary: I am Madder than Hell

. By Michael Greer I am so angry! I’M MADDER THAN HELL! We knew the Democrats were liars, but now there is no doubt Republicans are too. We were PROMISED for the last seven years, given the chance, they would REPEAL Obamacare. John McCain didn’t just betray his state, where premiums have increased 190%, but […]

Ron DeSantis says endings subsidies would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare

Ron DeSantis says endings subsidies would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare

Rep. Ron DeSantis said Monday that taking away insurance subsidies from members of Congress would force lawmakers to act on Obamacare. “Other Americans who are in exchanges are not getting employer subsidies. It’s illegal and somehow Congress gets a workaround. So I applaud the president for raising this issue and if he moved swiftly on […]

Can Trump Strip Health Care From Members of Congress?

Can Trump Strip Health Care From Members of Congress?

As Republican members of Congress have tried and failed to follow through with their campaign promise of repealing Obamacare, President Donald Trump has threatened to eliminate some health benefits for members of Congress and their staffs. “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress […]

Rand Paul explains why the free market would provide Americans with the best health care

Rand Paul explains why the free market would provide Americans with the best health care

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hosted a Q&A session on Wednesday addressing his opposition to the Senate Republican healthcare bill. Paul voiced his frustration at his conservative colleagues for failing to keep their promise on repealing Obamacare, arguing that Republicans have all three branches in their control, and they need to keep their promise and fully […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — It’s Socialism, Stupid!

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — It’s Socialism, Stupid!

. By L. Neil Smith  Somewhere between 100 million and 200 million individuals died, in the 20th Century alone, owing to the myriad failures and atrocities of socialism. That’s in incidents _not_ connected with warfare. (which amounts to another couple of hundred million). Whole regional populations were deliberately starved to death because they refused to […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: June 24-30 /Day 156-162) Week 23

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: June 24-30 /Day 156-162) Week 23

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, June 24 (Day 156): President Trump goes on offensive on Russian election interference President Trump used Twitter to attack the Obama administration’s claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.  He tweeted the following on Thursday: “…Why did Democratic National Committee turn down the DHS offer to protect against […]

Donald Trump floats repeal, then quickly replace, idea on health care

Donald Trump floats repeal, then quickly replace, idea on health care

President Trump on Friday floated a potential Plan B to Senate Republicans who are struggling to break an intraparty logjam and pass a health care bill. “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” he tweeted. The idea mirrors […]

Congress: The Swamp in The Mirror — Drain or Be Drained

Congress: The Swamp in The Mirror — Drain or Be Drained

    By Mike Smith Every member of Congress is captive to his and her constituents. They are, to be blunt, never able to outrun their fear of the electorate. No lawmaker can go beyond the will of those who hired him or her without risking electoral firing by those same people. In other words, […]

‘Woefully incomplete’ universal health bill dead for the year in California

‘Woefully incomplete’ universal health bill dead for the year in California

BY TARYN LUNA AND CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO tluna@sacbee.com Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon put the brakes on a sweeping plan to overhaul the health care market in California Friday, calling the bill “woefully incomplete.” Rendon announced plans to park the bill to create a government-run universal health care system in Assembly Rules Committee “until further notice” and […]

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