Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and the GOP leadership are scrambling this week to corral 50 out of 52 Republican votes for an historically unpopular health-care bill. Why did so many House Republicans already vote for a bill that large majorities in every state detest? And why are their Senate colleagues considering walking the […]
Well. For better or worse, it’s health care day in America. Yesterday, the House leadership announced that they would hold a vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday. House leadership has assured reporters that they have the votes needed to pass the bill. What the Senate does with it is a whole other ball game. We’ve seen a lot of threats from | Read More »
I have argued that the members of the Freedom Caucus who opposed TrumpCare aka the AHCA are heroes. Donald Trump apparently disagrees: The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. After so many bad years they were ready for a win! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017 What he calls “the jaws of victory” I call | Read More »
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So. What comes next on repealing ObamaCare? The TrumpCare bill (AHCA) was a disaster. It was not a vote to repeal ObamaCare, but rather a vote to keep it, and tweak it. That’s not what Republicans promised to do, and it’s not good enough. We should not mourn its passing, but celebrate it. The defeat of the bill was glorious, and the members of the | Read More »
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In what reality does it make sense to warn your opponent against taking action that would work in your favor?
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Late Monday, Republicans released the modified American Health Care Act, changed in negotiation after what they might call resistance but what I would call “yuge backlash”. Dubbed “Obamacare Lite” by some – notably some members of the House Freedom Caucus – the President, the Speaker, and the Rules Committee met and negotiated with members of the House, and have presented their new version. It’s a | Read More »
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Chairman Mark Meadows on Monday, following the meeting of the House Freedom Caucus said that the caucus will not…
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House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Justin Amash tweeted tonight that the changes that have been made to the AHCA, the Republican “repeal & replace” bill, are inadequate, don’t really change anything, and that Ryan and company are seriously miscalculating their chance of passing this thing. They haven’t changed the bill’s general framework. They don’t have the votes to pass it. They have seriously miscalculated. https://t.co/Rg7myfgrRm | Read More »
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For some reason, the GOP believes if they go about things in a similar fashion as Democrats, but do them as Republicans, the outcome will be different. Let’s just say there are a lot of short attention spans in D.C. As you’ve noticed, the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare/Obamacare Lite/Ryancare) has received incredibly sharp criticism from all sides, and rightly so. Speaker Paul Ryan tried to | Read More »
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Even when you’re expecting it, a punch is still a punch.
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