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
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?
By now you have probably heard the Trump administration revealed their general outline for tax reform. The reform touches on both corporate and individual taxes so bear with me as I outline the takeaways from both below. Tax brackets are … Continue reading Analyzing Trump’s Tax Plan
John Boehner must be getting ready to give Paul Ryan a consoling call. By now, the news that Republicans, despite controlling all levers of government, could not repeal a law they have railed against for seven years has spread far … Continue reading Republicans Ungovernable Coalition
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