Category Archives: Healthcare Reform

Shorter Orrin Hatch:

“We’d be so eff’ed in the dark if Americans saw what we’re doing to them with this elephant turd.” And here’s the longer version: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said holding public hearings about [Trickle-Down Healthcare] would only … Continue reading

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You Will Have Your Rapist’s Baby

One of the many things that are holding up the Republicans from enacting their stupid Trickle-Down Healthcare (Motto: “we’ll all feel better when Bazillionaires get tax breaks”) is what to do with regulating ladies bits: Republicans want to enact new … Continue reading

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Eiron, The Goddess of Irony, Laughed So Hard She Farted

Rigzone interviews Weepy: Boehner said Trump “did what he could” with healthcare, but never subscribed to the idea of ‘repeal, then replace.’ Instead he should have worked to ‘repair’ Obamacare. …says the guy who held more than 50 votes to … Continue reading

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Cry Me A River, Mark Meadows…

…and then jump in it: Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), — who played a pivotal role in including state waiver options in AHCA — hadn’t read the full report yet, but initially said he saw it as “good news.” … Continue reading

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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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