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?
Late last week, Republicans announced they had a deal on tax reform. On Friday, the specific details of the legislation were released including doubling the standard deduction (repealing the personal), repealing the Individual Mandate, capping health care costs at 7.5 … Continue reading How Republicans Got To Yes On Tax Reform
The spectacular failure of the GOP health care bill in July, along with the continued antics of the Trump White House, have limited good news for the GOP of late. Arguably the only good news for the GOP of late … Continue reading Healthcare Reform Is Not Dead
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
Republicans, with significant effort, passed Healthcare Reform out of the House. Now, the effort is stalled in the Senate with both conservatives and moderates balking at various elements of the bill. In a perfect world, all sides would get what … Continue reading How Republicans Can Pass Healthcare Reform and Win In The Midterms
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
Last week, the California state senate passed a single payer healthcare bill with a price tag of $400 billion annually. Even with a liberal super-majority in the state legislature the odds of the bill becoming law are close to nil. … Continue reading Are Democrats All In On Single Payer Health Care?
Yesterday, the House GOP passed the AHCA, their long awaited repeal and replacement piece of healthcare legislation. Ever since the original bill was pulled on the 25th of March, House GOP leadership and the White House have been working on … Continue reading Why I Oppose The Housed Passed AHCA
Nearly a week after the GOP pulled the unpopular American Health Care Act from a vote on the House floor, Democrats gleefully celebrated the success of the law’s demise. They should not have. Because now comes news signalling the ACA … Continue reading The ACA Continues to Head Towards A Medicaid Style System
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