Health Care

House Opens Debate Ahead of Vote on Health Bill

WASHINGTON — The House opened debate Friday on one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in years, a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, in an extremely rare step, roll back a major, established social welfare program — with a vote in the full House set for Friday afternoon.<p>The …

U.S. Congress

The failure of the Republican health care bill reveals a party unready to govern

Lessons on the AHCApocalypse.<p>Let’s be clear about what happened here. The American Health Care Act failed because it was a terrible piece of legislation. It would have thrown 24 million people off insurance and raised deductibles for millions more — and the savings would’ve gone to pay for tax cuts …

Political Science

Paul Ryan: “Obamacare is the law of the land”

An admission that Ryan probably wasn’t expecting just three months into a full Republican government.<p>It was an admission of defeat that House Speaker Paul Ryan probably didn’t expect to make just three months into a fully Republican government: “Obamacare is the law of the land. … We’re going to be …

Health Care Law

Trump Worked A Few Weeks On Health Care. White House Claims He Gave It 'His All.'

If at first you don't succeed, give up.<p>WASHINGTON ― The White House desperately tried to spin the looming failure of the GOP health care bill Friday afternoon, insisting that if it went down, it wouldn’t be the president’s fault because he put “his all” into it.<p>“When you look at legislative …

Politics

The Threat of Obamacare Repeal Is Creating Unlikely Activists

For much of 2014, Tiffany Koehler had a nasty cough she couldn't seem to shake. Consumed by a grueling Republican primary campaign for a seat in the …

Affordable Care Act

Donald Trump is extremely bad at making deals

Why is the health bill failing? Look at Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump eyeglasses, Trump Suits…<p>President Donald Trump is supposed to be the dealmaker-in-chief. He’s supposed to get the deals his predecessors couldn’t get, the concessions they couldn’t make, the wins they couldn’t …

Donald Trump

How Trump Lost On Health Care

The House’s failure on Friday to even vote on a Republican bill to repeal Obamacare — something party leaders promised for seven years and President …

Elections

Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare

With the collapse of the House health-care bill, the cause of repealing Obamacare, a right-wing obsession for seven years and a day, has died. The …

ObamaCare

How disastrous for Trump is healthcare collapse?

<b>How bad was Friday's defeat of the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives? Bad. Very bad.</b><p>After a tumultuous week, it's worth stepping back for a bit of perspective.<p>For the first time in 11 years, Republicans control the presidency and both chambers of the Congress.<p>There are 44 …

Health Care Reform

Health care push was ‘rookie error’ by Trump, Chuck Todd says

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd joins TODAY to discuss the push to pass the Republican health care plan. He says that President Trump isn’t as committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare as Republicans have been, and adds that Trump making his first big piece of legislation a move to take …

Health

Trump And Master Salesmanship Lose, Facts And Reality Win

Republicans promised a health care plan that would be cheaper but better than Obamacare. Turns out that’s a lot harder than they figured.<p>WASHINGTON ― As the dust settles from Friday’s collapse of “Trumpcare” in the House of Representatives and fingers try to point out the various losers, at least …

Republicans

Now that the GOP’s proved it has no idea how to fix Obamacare, here’s what Congress should actually do

Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in the US has exposed a wide gulf between the GOP’s critiques of the law and the “solutions” they are offering. GOP leaders from president Donald Trump to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell have blasted Obamacare for …

ObamaCare

Trump Blames Dems After Bill Pulled, Says Obamacare ‘Will Explode’

In the aftermath of his first major legislative defeat, President Donald Trump is standing by his team, preaching confidence in House Speaker Paul Ryan, and remains convinced of Obamacare's eventual downfall.<p>"We were very close," he told reporters Friday afternoon after the health care vote was …

Politics

GOP hardliners demand maternity benefits be nixed from healthcare bill

House Freedom Caucus, which does not back current plan, wants to remove 10 ‘essential health benefits’ guaranteed by Affordable Care Act health insurances<p>The Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of maternity benefits in the insurance marketplace appears in doubt after a group of hardline conservatives …

Women's News

I’m glad ACA repeal failed, but I’m angry about it too

Republicans won three elections on an argument they never took seriously.<p>The failure of the House to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), leaving the Affordable Care Act unrepealed, is of course great news, both for people who need health care and for the cause of responsible, responsive …

Affordable Care Act

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.<p>The measure would repeal major parts of Obama's health law, capping future funding for Medicaid and cutting tax …

Health

RIP, Trumpcare: How the Health Care Bill Crashed and Burned

Without so much as a vote, the Republican crusade to repeal and replace Obamacare has failed.<p>The House was supposed to vote Friday afternoon to …

Politics

How Trump’s Ultimatum Sank His Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump, who quite literally wrote the book on the art of the deal, has lost the first major negotiation of his presidency over the …

University of Chicago

Pro-Trump faction of conservative media ready to lay the blame on Paul Ryan for healthcare failure

Conservative media outlets supportive of President Donald Trump are on the attack, already blaming House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican lawmakers for a possible failure of the American Healthcare Act, which is up for a vote in the House on Friday and may not have the necessary votes to pass.<p>…

Affordable Care Act

Trump Says He Should Let Obamacare 'Collapse.' That's Cruel And Irresponsible.

Donald Trump is president now and it's his job to run this government, whether he likes it or not.<p>Before even taking office, and well before the Republican bid to repeal and “replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump started saying the best political strategy for his party would be …

Affordable Care Act

Where's the Best Place to Live Under the American Health Care Act?

New data shows just how arbitrary premium increases might be for Americans if the GOP plan becomes law.<p>If you live in Cleveland County, North Carolina, make less than $40,000, and buy your own health insurance, it might be a good time to start saving.<p>According to a new interactive from the Kaiser …

Insurance

9 Strategic Mistakes Trump and GOP Made on Health Care

During the phone calls, which came to House Speaker Paul Ryan at all hours, President Trump had one question more than any other: When can you get …

U.S. Congress

Twitter reacts to the GOP pulling the American Health Care Act

After facing strong opposition from multiple factions inside the GOP, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act from the House floor on Friday, March 24.<p>The bill drew too many 'no' votes from both the moderate and conservative wings of the Republican …

Trump finally gets a good sense of what governing is like

In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of President Trump’s governing style and also of his fabled dealmaking approach.<p>Or rather, I should say, Trump got a good sense of what governing is like — hard, hard, hard. And it’s bound to get more difficult given the president’s …

Opinion

Trumpcare might be gone but the internet is memeing it to death just in case

House Speaker Paul Ryan, as you may know, has frothed at the mouth over passing a bill to repeal and/or replace Obamacare for as long as much of the American public can remember.<p>Republicans failed to muster enough unity for a vote on that dream on Friday — the second such failure in as many days — …

Humor

The ObamaCare Republicans

House Republicans pulled their health-care bill shortly before a vote on Friday, and for once the media dirge is right about a GOP defeat. This is a major blow to the Trump Presidency, the GOP majority in Congress, and especially to the cause of reforming and limiting government.<p>The damage is all …

Opinion

Trump Obamacare Update: President Regrets Making Affordable Care Act Repeal A Priority

President Donald Trump told four of his close associates that he regrets his campaign pledge to prioritize repealing and replacing the Affordable …

Affordable Care Act

Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."<p>Friday's painful rebuke is an …

Politics

Obamacare vs. the AHCA: How the 2 Health Care Votes Compare

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Friday on a bill to repeal chunks of the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the Republican …

Affordable Care Act

The GOP's Health Care Plan Is Dead

On Friday afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly rushed to the White House for an emergency meeting with Donald Trump. The subject: the American Health Care Act, the GOP's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare). The news: The Republican leader's bill …

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