Obamacare

Mitch McConnell has had a bummer of a summer. Despite a Republican majority in the Senate, McConnell was unable to pass new healthcare legislation after a number of attempts. Earlier this week, McConnell spoke at a Rotary Club meeting in Kentucky about his frustration with the perception that Congress isn’t getting anything done or moving quickly enough on various […]

On Friday the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal and replace Obama’s signature legislation, proved to be unsuccessful.   On Friday with a 49-51 vote, GOP Senate members were again thwarted in their attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Three GOP Senators, John McCain (R-Arizona), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), along with all Senate Democrats voted against the bill, offering a […]

In a tight 51-50 vote, the Senate voted to start the process of repealing Obamacare.   In a tight 51-50 vote, the Republican-dominated Senate voted to start the process of repealing Obamacare. Only two Republicans—Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski(Alaska)— sided with Democrats, leaving Vice President Pence to break the tie. According to CNN, as the vote began, protesters in […]

WASHINGTON – The Senate narrowly agreed to take up Obamacare repeal legislation Tuesday, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cajoled enough of his Republican colleagues to vote to move forward despite having no idea what the final bill will look like. Without a single Democratic vote, 50 Republicans voted to begin Senate debate on a House-passed […]

When Donald Trump seemingly threatened anti-Trumpcare Republican Sen. Dean Heller last week, the president also blanketed his criticism of other GOP congresspeople and Democratic opposition who wouldn’t let the slight Senate majority’s plan go forward. “Any senator who votes against starting debate,” he said, “is really telling America that you’re fine with Obamacare.” Trump then issued a […]

The CBO found that this legislation would translate into 22 million more people becoming uninsured by 2026 years than under Obamacare.   The GOP tried it with their inhumane health care bill and thankfully, they will fail this week in their quest to repeal and replace Obamacare. The proposed bill called for massive cuts to Medicaid, the end of insurance providers being forced […]

The House voted 217-to-213 Thursday to repeal “the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the nation’s health system without mandated coverage.   In the first big legislative win for Donald Trump as president, the Republican House on Thursday voted to pass a measure to repeal Obamacare. The House voted 217-to-213 to repeal “the Affordable Care Act and […]

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) made reference to Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue Monday night in which he tearfully pleaded for the preservation of ObamaCare after his son was born with a near fatal heart defect and underwent open-heart surgery. In a Tuesday morning speech on the House floor, Rep. Lee (D-Texas) said Kimmel’s words reminded her […]

While Donald Trump rose to the office of the U.S. Presidency from his auspicious start as a Republican presidential candidate turned nominee, political strategist Jeffrey Lord’s prominence at CNN increased as well. Hence why the former Reagan administration official has become a staple of the cable news channel‘s various programs, Real Time with Bill Maher, […]

WASHINGTON – In a stunning defeat for Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday canceled a vote on the GOP bill to replace Obamacare because he did not have enough votes from his own members to pass the legislation. The failure to pass the bill is a major blow to both Ryan and President Trump […]

President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress Thursday to vote on repealing and replacing The Affordable Care Act ---known as Obamacare --- or he will move on to other issues on his agenda.

Under the American Health Care Act, 24 million more people would lose coverage by 2026, while the federal deficit would decrease by $337 billion within the nine-year time frame.   On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office unveiled the numbers revealing the cost and impact of the GOP’s proposed ACA replacement, The New York Times reports. According to […]