The Madness Will Last Beyond March

This is what happens when you've hitched your political wagon to a semi-trailer that has "Government Sucks" written on the side in patriotic colors. And when the driver of that semi has no political skill, cogent philosophy or enough sense to know that he's being led by the nose by unrelenting, uncompromising, unapologetic conservative ideologues while his wingman looks like the deer in the headlights. Then you are heading for a monumental crash. And the GOP did. Big time. The Seven Year Obamacare...

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Trump ‘The Great Negotiator’ Stops Negotiating on TrumpCare

Donald Trump, the self praised "great negotiator" walked away from negotiations today demanding a vote on his TrumpDontCare healthcare bill. Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense...

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Paul Ryan Cannot Say How Many People Will Lose Healthcare – Video

Republicans are repealing Obamacare and millions of Americans will be left without healthcare once again. I guess this is their idea of "Making America Great Again!" House Speaker and vocal proponent of the repeal and replace process, Paul Ryan, was asked to comment on home many people would lose their healthcare under the proposed GOP plan. Ryan could not answer. “I can't answer that question," Ryan told CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” when asked how many people will lose healthcare...

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To Hell With the Health of the State

I really do try to see the intellectual arguments behind the politicians that utter them and I really do try to keep my judgements closely aligned to the agree/disagree axis, as opposed to the anger/unreasonably mean axis that seems to be in vogue these day. But on both health care and the environment, I just can't help but think that the Republican Party is using its treasured Second Amendment rights to shoot itself in multiple locations on its body politic. I understand that the voters who installed...

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Hospitals Warn Trump of “Unprecedented Public Health Crisis” if Obamacare is Repealed

Somehow, I don't think Donald Trump or Republicans care about the financial impact of their planned Obamacare repeal. To them, the politics of repeal play better. It gives them something to brag about when they go back home to their constituents. But there are consequences to repealing the law, and hospitals have issued a warning. The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals...

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McConnell on Repealing Obamacare – “It’s pretty high on our agenda”

Republicans have tried and failed to return Healthcare to what it once was - an unsustainable strain on the U.S economy and a profit-making endeavor by insurance companies that refuse to insure people with pre-existing conditions and drop others when they get sick and need their insurance most. But President Obama stood in their way. Now that Republicans control all three branches of Government, Mitch McConnell is excited about the prospects of putting huge profit margins back in the pocket of insurance...

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