Did The GOP Just Save The ACA?

Buried in all the major changes brought by the GOP’s Tax Reform bill was a long sought after GOP goal; repeal of the ACA’s Individual Mandate starting in 2019.  The Mandate was perhaps the most unpopular part of the law … Continue reading Did The GOP Just Save The ACA?

The “Skinny Repeal” and How “Party Loyalism” Is Influencing Healthcare Reform Efforts

On July 27th, the GOP’s “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act — more commonly known as “Obamacare” — was rejected due to unanimous opposition by Senate Democrats, as well as negative votes from three Republican senators, including Arizona senator … Continue reading The “Skinny Repeal” and How “Party Loyalism” Is Influencing Healthcare Reform Efforts

An American First Healthcare Plan Would Cost Republicans Greatly

Thursday, the Senate GOP revealed its long awaited version of the AHCA.  The bill builds on the House’s conservative approach to healthcare while maintaining a federal presence.  Specifically, the bill repeals the Medicaid expansion by 2021 (longer phase-out time), does … Continue reading An American First Healthcare Plan Would Cost Republicans Greatly

Running Away From Trump Did Not Help Republicans Last Year: That’s A Problem For Republicans Opposing Him On Healthcare Reform

It’s common for incumbents to run away from an unpopular President or national nominee if the candidate is unpopular or floundering.  Except Republicans pondering whether they should do this with Trump might want to take special concern to his warning … Continue reading Running Away From Trump Did Not Help Republicans Last Year: That’s A Problem For Republicans Opposing Him On Healthcare Reform