Category Archives: Healthcare Reform

Trickle-Down Healthcare

The Republican plan to save us all from the Cancers by giving tax cuts to billionaires seems to be off to a rocky start. House Republicans celebrated passing legislation to repeal Obamacare last week — but apparently forgot to figure … Continue reading

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One Lump of Stupid or Two, Chris Collins

Sometimes, the political ads write themselves: “I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not [read the AHCA bill] but I can also assure you my staff did.” –Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) But then Collins went further. Told by a Buffalo … Continue reading

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The Morning Summary

And here we go again: the 3peat on ZombieCare is here. Here’s the politics of it (warning: hot take) that I see: Tables have turned: Obama lost the Dim-controlled Congress with an easily demagogued health-care law. Now Trump is doing the … Continue reading

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The Night Jimmy Kimmel Killed Healthcare Repeal

That was something, wasn’t it? Axios reports: An Obama White House alumnus told me last night that Jimmy Kimmel killed the Republicans’ already shaky efforts to revive the House’s health-care reform. (In prime time last night, CNN was running the … Continue reading

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Some Stupid for Your Coffee, Mo Brooks?

AL.com: “My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool,” Brooks said. “That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost … Continue reading

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Semantics Today

Shorter Buddy Carter: “We want to take away your healthcare in a stable way.” Longer version: STEVE INSKEEP: First, will the 20 million or so people who’ve have gained insurance over the last few years under Obamacare, the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Rep. Shimkus Is At Your Cervix, Ladies!

Think Progress: “What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?” [Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA)] asked. “Certainly not with pre-existing conditions, or caps on benefits or letting your child stay on the policy until 26, so I’m curious what … Continue reading

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The Summary

I read the news today, oh boy! In an alpha order:   AP: “Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill” … HuffPost banner: “REPUBLICANS COME APART AT THE SEAMS.” Axios:  “The Obamacare repeal is a mess” … Axios: … Continue reading

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BREAKING: ACA REPEAL BILL (UPDATED)

I cannot find the full bill, so here’s a quick what’s in/out analysis from Axios: In: Pre-existing condition coverage Continuous coverage — 30 percent penalty if people don’t keep themselves insured Special fund to help states set up “high-risk” pools, … Continue reading

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Turn Your Head and Cough, Mr, Akins

Let’s listen as Bill Akins, secretary of the Pasco county Republican executive committee, gets an impromptu colonoscopy from his constituents when he goes full Palin and invokes Death Panels at a town hall: All that’s missing is the snap of … Continue reading

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