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As debate opens on Obamacare bill, Senate quickly rejects the first Republican amendment

As debate opens on Obamacare bill, Senate quickly rejects the first Republican amendment

WASHINGTON—After Senate Republicans agreed to open debate Tuesday to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, they quickly shot down what was once their leading proposal for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans rejected their revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, despite having added a provision from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, favored by conservatives and another from […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 15 (Day 177): Two Papal aides attack conservative Christians and Steve Bannon Two aides of Pope Francis have attacked American conservative Christians and Steve Bannon (President Trump’s aide) as promoters of “apocalyptic geopolitics.” In the article, Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the quasi-official Vatican periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, slams […]

‘It’s Time To Call Out the Obamacare Republicans’

‘It’s Time To Call Out the Obamacare Republicans’

    By Michael Hernandez Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, challenged his national audience to “call out the Obamacare Republicans” even as President Donald Trump was meeting with GOP Senators at the White House with a message of “repeal and replace.  “I’m sitting in oval office with a […]

Exclusive — Mark Meadows: Send Clean Obamacare Repeal to Trump Now, Replacement Later

Exclusive — Mark Meadows: Send Clean Obamacare Repeal to Trump Now, Replacement Later

by MATTHEW BOYLE House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is joining with President Donald J. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in pushing for Congress to send a clean repeal of Obamacare to President Trump’s desk now, and work on the replacement later. Meadows, who is making the call in an exclusive statement to Breitbart […]

Senate leaders delay health care vote, citing Sen. John McCain’s surgery

Senate leaders delay health care vote, citing Sen. John McCain’s surgery

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell late Saturday said he will postpone votes on the Obamacare replacement bill that was scheduled to hit the floor this week, after Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said he needed time to recover from surgery for a blood cot, depriving the GOP of a critical vote. “There are few […]

Brownley on Senate GOP Bill: CBO Score is More Proof This is a Tax Cut Bill, Not Healthcare Bill

Brownley on Senate GOP Bill:  CBO Score is More Proof This is a Tax Cut Bill, Not Healthcare Bill

Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley issued the following statement on the recently released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate Republican’s bill: “The news today from the Congressional Budget Office that the Senate Republican’s bill will eliminate healthcare completely for 22 million Americans just confirms what we already knew: This isn’t a healthcare bill. It […]

Cal Legislature Set to Pass $400 Billion Healthcare Takeover

Cal Legislature Set to Pass $400 Billion Healthcare Takeover

by CHRISS W. STREET The Democrat-controlled Legislature’s efforts to establish ‘Healthy California Act’ as a $400 billion a year takeover of the state’s $400 billion in healthcare is about to pass. With Obamacare either being rescinded by Congressional Republicans or bankrupting due to spiraling costs, the Democrat-controlled California Legislature is set to vote by June […]

Rep. Justin Amash: The AHCA is an Amendment to Obamacare that deliberately maintains its Framework

Rep. Justin Amash: The AHCA is an Amendment to Obamacare that deliberately maintains its Framework

Guest Commentary TIM BROWN As usual, Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) took to Facebook to explain his vote in favor of the American Health Care Act, aka RINOCare.  Amash has been one of the more principles and constitutional representatives in Congress, but on this bill, it seems that he acknowledged that he was not only voting for […]

Obamacare’s ‘Potentially Unconstitutional’ Feature Set For Reckoning

Obamacare’s ‘Potentially Unconstitutional’ Feature Set For Reckoning

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is scheduled to hear from President Donald Trump’s administration and House leadership May 22 in the ongoing battle over funding the Obamacare cost-sharing reductions (CSRs). Background Under the leadership of former Speaker John Boehner, the House filed suit against the Obama administration in 2014, […]

Trumping healthcare’s bad hand — Improve US healthcare without breaking the bank

Trumping healthcare’s bad hand — Improve US healthcare without breaking the bank

. . Some history lessons and suggestions to improve US healthcare without breaking the bank   By Scot Faulkner As the White House and Republican leaders continue debates and negotiations on a new bill, the blamestorming continues over the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congressional Republicans have only themselves to blame. Since returning to majority […]

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