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Why the House put off its vote on Trumpcare

President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and their allies attempted to resuscitate their health care bill Thursday in heated negotiations with Republican lawmakers. But after it became clear
Trump Demands Friday Vote on Health Care Plan, Will Keep Obamacare if House Rejects GOP Plan

Trump Demands Friday Vote on Health Care Plan, Will Keep Obamacare if House Rejects GOP Plan

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told GOP lawmakers that President Donald Trump is demanding a Friday vote in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and that if the
The Biggest Obstacle to Repealing Obamacare: Conservatives

The Biggest Obstacle to Repealing Obamacare: Conservatives

For seven years, archconservative Republican lawmakers vowed more vociferously than anyone to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In the end, they were the biggest thing standing in its way. Late on
Today’s Vote on the AHCA Has Turned Into a Referendum on Women’s Health Care

Today’s Vote on the AHCA Has Turned Into a Referendum on Women’s Health Care

Guaranteed maternity care landed on the bargaining table where few—if any—women are seated.

This is What a Death Spiral Looks Like

A Supreme Court litigator discusses the future of health care and the Supreme Court, both of which will likely be decided in the days and weeks ahead.Further reading:The failure of Trumpcare is a

Why Trumpcare Failed

Paul Ryan has wanted to clobber liberalism for years. When he joined the GOP presidential ticket with Mitt Romney in 2012, his goal was to consolidate control of government and shepherd his budget
9 Strategic Mistakes President Trump and Republicans Made on Health Care

9 Strategic Mistakes President Trump and Republicans 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House Speaker Paul Ryan at all hours, President Trump had one question more than any other: When can you get Obamacare repealed? The details didn’t much matter
President Trump and the GOP Humbled by Health Care Failure

President Trump and the GOP Humbled by Health Care Failure

The man who once said 'I alone can fix it' fell short
Understanding #TrumpFlop on Obamacare in 7 Easy Memes and GIFs

Understanding #TrumpFlop on Obamacare in 7 Easy Memes and GIFs

Brutal. Shameful. Embarrassing. America hasn’t seen a politician take an L this bad since Papa Pope read Fitz. In case you missed the sound of a million souls crying out in joy, then suddenly drowned

New anxieties over health insurance

Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting
Reince Priebus: 'Obamacare Is Imploding And Exploding And Every Other Adjective'

Reince Priebus: 'Obamacare Is Imploding And Exploding And Every Other Adjective'

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asserted on Sunday that President Barack Obama's health care reform law is "imploding and exploding" -- even though the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has

Why Republicans Are Ruling With Utter Incompetence

Congressional Democrats kicked off the first term of the Obama administration having controlled the House and Senate for just two years. Consecutive landslide elections, in 2006 and 2008, left their

The Hardest Fight to Save Obamacare Has Just Begun

This past weekend, liberals across the country celebrated the demise of the American Health Care Act as a triumph of Obamacare over the reactionary forces determined to tear it down, and rightly so.

How Trumpcare’s Failure Sets the Stage for Single-Payer

Trumpcare is dead. President Donald Trump is humiliated and so is House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Democrats can hardly believe their luck: The Republicans have hobbled their own agenda, while Obamacare,

How to Save Obamacare From Trump

This past weekend, liberals across the country celebrated the demise of the American Health Care Act as a triumph of Obamacare over the reactionary forces determined to tear it down, and rightly so.

The health care ‘zombie’

President Donald Trump’s plan to kill Obamacare died last week. Or maybe it didn’t. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This is never-say-die

Republicans Want to Screw Sick People for a Cheap Political Victory

The first Republican health care bill failed last month because it was too cruel for all Democrats and many Republicans, while insufficiently Randian for the most conservative members of the House of
How the Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare Would Work

How the Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare Would Work

Despite the failure of their health care bill last month, Republicans are now making an effort to resuscitate it. Meetings between the White House and members of the conservative Freedom Caucus have
Trump Administration Decides to Keep a Key Part of Obamacare in Place

Trump Administration Decides to Keep a Key Part of Obamacare in Place

But is it enough to convince insurance companies?
Insurers Urge Trump to Do More to Stabilize Obamacare

Insurers Urge Trump to Do More to Stabilize Obamacare

Republicans are trying to resolve an impasse between hard-liners and moderates that has prevented them from getting their own health care bill through the House