The Congressional Budget Office released its long anticipated report on the "American Health Care Act" on Wednesday. The CBO report shows what we all expected: the Republican plan is a giveaway to millionaires, at the expense of senior citizens, low income Americans, and people with pre-existing conditions. Here are eight key takeaways from the CBO report: 23 million fewer … [Read more...] about CBO’s Report on Trumpcare: 8 Key Facts That All Americans Should Know
Democrats, progressives, retirees, doctors, insurance providers, and, more broadly, people with a shred of compassion and human decency have loudly condemned the disastrous "American Health Care Act" bill that Paul Ryan rammed through the House. While exact figures are unknown, it is anticipated that the bill, if made law, could effectively strip health care away from millions … [Read more...] about Repub. Senator Blasts GOP Health Care Bill: Condemns Secretive, Uninformed Process
Republicans are celebrating the passage of Trumpcare 2.0, one of the cruelest, most tone deaf pieces of legislation ever voted on in the House of Representatives. Now, new reporting shows that while tens of millions of people all over the country would potentially be devastated by the bill, the states hardest hit would be Republican strongholds. CNN reports that of all fifty … [Read more...] about Congratulations, GOP: Trumpcare Would Bring Devastation To Trumpland
Republicans spent the last eight years bashing Obama’s health care proposal. Now, they are doing everything to keep the plan for themselves while dumping it for most Americans. The Republicans latest proposed health care amendment allows states to choose if insurers must cover preexisting conditions. This allows insurers to jack up the prices of insurance to sick people. … [Read more...] about Deplorable Republicans Exempt Selves from Own Health Care Law
In a signature rambling interview with the Financial Times, Donald Trump insisted that the complete and utter failure of Trumpcare was not, in fact, a loss. From the Times: "Yeah, I don’t lose. I don’t like to lose. But that wasn’t a definitive day. ... There was no reason to take a vote. I said, ‘Don’t take a vote,’ and we will see what happens. But one way or the other, I … [Read more...] about Unhinged Trump Pretends He Didn’t Fail to Repeal Obamacare
When Trumpcare was defeated last week, Donald Trump lost more than just a political battle: he lost his brand. By failing to convince Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare - their signature promise for seven years - Trump's image as a "master deal maker" was irreparably shattered. Now, new reporting indicates that Trumpcare's failure may jeopardize Trump's entire agenda, … [Read more...] about After Last Week’s Humiliation, Trump’s ‘Grand Plans’ Now In Jeopardy
The New York Times is reporting that Steve Bannon, Trump's closest adviser and founder of the white nationalist alt-right movement, may be developing an "enemies list" to keep track of Republicans who defy the Trump White House. As reported by Slate: "[T]he president’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has no patience for negotiating with Congress and is more comfortable with … [Read more...] about Bannon Creating ‘Enemies List’ For Trump. His First Target May Surprise You.
In the wake of his humiliating health care defeat this week, Trump issued a statement indicating support for House speaker Paul Ryan. This was surprising to many, as Paul Ryan was responsible for shepherding Trumpcare through the Republican controlled House of Representatives - a task he failed at, spectacularly. It seems Trump's "magnanimous" attitude toward Ryan was short … [Read more...] about Trump Tells Supporters To Watch Fox Program Calling For Paul Ryan’s Resignation