Despite indications last week that Senate Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were dead, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell appears intent on forcing the issue to a vote this Tuesday. Accordingly, the vast majority of Senate Republicans are wetting their pens, excited to record their votes in favor of...of....well, something. As reported by … [Read more...] about GOP’s Tuesday Healthcare Vote Has One Glaring Omission
The roll out of "Trumpcare" - Donald Trump's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - has not gone smoothly. Lawmakers and policy experts on both the left and the right have slammed the draft bill as irresponsible, incomplete, and unsustainable. While the financial costs of the bill are certainly concerning on a macro level, it is critically important to not … [Read more...] about 10 MILLION People May Lose Health Insurance Under Trumpcare. Here is what we know.
Tom Price, Trump's nominee for secretary of health and human services, was confirmed by the Senate on Friday. Price, a long-time critic of the Affordable Care Act and a man many view as an existential threat to Medicare and Medicaid, was confirmed on a vote of 52-47. No Democrats voted to confirm Price. As reported by the Washington Post, "[the 52-47 vote made Price the … [Read more...] about With Confirmation of HHS Secretary, Trump’s ‘Swamp Cabinet’ Nearly Complete; Medicare and Medicaid in Jeopardy
Women seeking to obtain their birth control will see a higher tab thanks to Senate Republicans. While America slept, Republicans began dismantling major parts of the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democrats fought to introduce a series of amendments to protect Americans’ health insurance, but the GOP snubbed every single one of such measures. NYMAG reports that one of the … [Read more...] about Senate Republicans Deny 55 Million Women the Right To ‘No-Co-Pay’ Birth Control