American Health Care Act

The photos House Republicans are really going to regret taking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Everyone looks so happy.<p>On the same day they voted to shred Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, House Republicans made their way to the White House for a little celebration.<p>Like Super Bowl or World Series winners, they gathered with President Donald Trump for some …

Politics

In 3 Charts, the Biggest Revelations From New Obamacare Study

Health care costs continue to rise under Obamacare.<p>A report released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services shows a significant hike …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders Just Threw A Wrench In The Works That May Kill Trumpcare

Sen. Bernie Sanders pointed out that if the American Health Care Act does not meet the requirement for the Senate HELP committee to save $1 billion, …

Bernie Sanders

The 15 heartless proposals in Trump’s budget

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s remarks show they aren’t operating in the real world. Not even close<p>Longtime federal budget experts quickly slammed the White House’s proposed 2018 budget on Tuesday. Its $1.4 trillion in cuts over the next decade would endanger tens of millions of households, …

Mick Mulvaney

Trump promised to protect the sick and the poor. He lied.

Trump’s health care plan and budget show the scandal hiding in plain sight.<p>Donald Trump’s budget, alongside the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the revised American Health Care Act, is a test of our capacity for outrage in American politics. Can we be as shocked about lies told in public, …

ObamaCare

Donald Trump 2018 budget could turn off his voters and sink his approval rating

His pie-in-the-sky plan breaks campaign promises and is useless as a guide for Congress.<p>The best way to think about the fiscal 2018 budget released by the White House is as a Trump political campaign rally on paper.<p>The budget was clearly developed to make a statement to President Trump’s base of …

Donald Trump

Behind the Montana special election “bodyslam” story is an important point about AHCA

Republican Greg Gianforte is up for election tomorrow in a special House race in Montana — and he, allegedly, decided to body slam Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs after a question about the projected effects of the health care bill Republicans passed earlier this month.<p>And there’s a way to almost make …

U.S. Congress

Trump's proposed trillion-dollar cuts to Medicaid include a 'fundamental change' in how the program would operate

The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday included massive cuts to Medicaid, the government-run health program that provides insurance primarily to pregnant women, single parents, people with disabilities, and seniors with low incomes.<p>While the plan calls for cuts amounting …

ObamaCare

Your body needs to get back to work

Look, I’ll say it: America’s bodies are not working hard enough.<p>This is compassionate to say.<p>The new Congressional Budget Office score on the American Health Care Act (it is “American,” so we know that it is good) is out, and an estimated 23 MILLION people will lose insurance. But remember: this is …

Opinion

How Trump killed political mudslinging

The two candidates in Montana's special election are getting pounded by negative ads and oppo research, but voters seem numb to it.<p>GREAT FALLS, Mont. — In Montana’s upcoming special election, Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist are getting pounded on the airwaves and in the local …

Elections

Republican Candidate Allegedly Body Slammed a Reporter Who Asked About Health Care

A national political reporter claims he was “body slammed” by Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte.<p>The alleged altercation took place at …

Crime

Sean Spicer Gets A Ride On The Nope Mobile

And the CBO reports sick people are having the worst week in Washington<p><b>Like what you read below?</b> <b>Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL</b> <b>and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!</b><p><i>Thanks to his reaction after meeting Donald Trump, we now know what the Pope would look like if he arrived late to a movie</i> …

Donald Trump

White House, Congress React to Release of CBO Report on Health Care Bill

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their long-awaited report on the recently-passed House health care bill Wednesday, and …

U.S. Congress

Ignore the lofty rhetoric: Trump’s budget proposal is a massive tax cut paid for by brutally gouging the needy

Mick Mulvaney claims his budget puts "taxpayers first." It slashes taxes for the rich and wreaks havoc on the poor<p>Halfway through Mick Mulvaney’s press briefing on the Trump administration’s newly released budget proposal on Tuesday, I imagined his head morphing into that of a turkey vulture.<p>“The …

Mick Mulvaney

Will Republican Lies Catch Up to Them Before or After They Ruin People’s Lives?

The political durability of conservative economic doctrine owes a great deal to euphemisms. As the main exponents of that doctrine, Republicans seek …

Republican Party

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City pulls out of ObamaCare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, which serves health care consumers across Missouri and Kansas, announced Wednesday it would not participate on the ObamaCare exchanges in 2018.<p>The company offers plans to consumers across 32 counties and said the decision will affect 67,000 …

Health Care

Vox Sentences: CBOh that's another very bad health care score

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind. Sign up for the</i> <i>Vox Sentences newsletter</i><i>, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the</i> <i>Vox Sentences archive</i> <i>for past editions.</i><p>New health care bill, same as the old …

ObamaCare

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: CBO No They Didn’t

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people uninsured by 2026.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>The Congressional Budget Office projects that the American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people uninsured by 2026. Earlier in the day, in an …

Politics

What to watch in today's CBO score

<b>IT'S CBO SCORE DAY —</b> And Washington is bracing for the verdict, which is expected this afternoon and poised to shape the GOP's health care legislation and Democrats' reaction.<p><b>One of the most-awaited scores ever?</b> Today's estimate of the amended American Health Care Act is extra-important because of …

Health Care

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 5.24.17

Today’s edition of quick hits:<p>* Manchester: “The suicide bomber who killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert was part of a network that …

FCC

Navigating Trump's America: Three key events in the Donald Trump-Russia investigation

President Donald Trump has secured an outside attorney to represent him as a special counsel begins to investigate alleged Trump-Russia ties. Marc …

Donald Trump

Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says

Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill.<p>The nonpartisan agency’s …

ObamaCare

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: 9 Things You Need To Know About Trump’s Budget Proposal

President Trump’s budget proposal has now been released, and it’s a mixed bag: some useful and necessary spending cuts; some useful and necessary …

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This Is Why the Congressional Budget Office Was Created

When the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announces on Wednesday afternoon a cost estimate for the version of the American Health Care Act passed by …

Government

Fate of GOP Health Care Bill Depends on CBO Score

“House Republicans are waiting anxiously for a new financial estimate Wednesday on their Obamacare repeal proposal that could force them into an …

Health Care

As the Senate Considers Its Own Health Care Bill

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>As an old white guy, I would like to offer the 13 old white guys (and one woman, added later after an outcry) charged with developing the Senate’s legislative response to the American Health Care Act a sure-to-please plan for success.<p>First, hold a very serious news conference to …

Health Care

Not even Mitch McConnell knows how to get the GOP health bill through the Senate

At this point in the game, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn't super optimistic Senate Republicans can pass the American Health Care …

Mitch McConnell

CBO evaluates new health bill

The American Health Care Act approved by House Republicans would leave 23M more people uninsured while reducing the cumulative federal deficit by …

Health Care

Read Louisiana governor's plea to Mike Pence for help on Medicaid, coastal work

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards hand-delivered a letter to Mike Pence on Wednesday (May 24) when the vice president arrived in Baton Rouge. It opens …

New Orleans

More nails in the border tax coffin

<b>MORE NAILS IN THE BORDER TAX COFFIN?</b> — The border adjustment tax may not be dead but it’s on life support. Even as House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady and House Speaker Paul Ryan continue to promote the tax as the most growth-friendly way to do revenue neutral tax reform, the administration …

Steven Mnuchin