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  • POTUS: "Obamacare Is Finished, It's Dead, It's Gone... There Is No Such Thing Anymore."

    10/16/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    POTUS: "Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone... There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/919974555342516226
  • Turley: Obama's Original Obamacare Order Was Unconstitutional, Also Violated Law Itself

    10/15/2017 7:03:30 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/14/17 | Ian Schwartz
    Legal eagle Jonathan Turley responds to Democrats that say President Trump's decision to reverse former President's order on Obamacare subsidies was unconstitutional. Turley said Obama's decision to order billions to fund subsidies would be analogous to Trump ordering money to build The Wall.
  • AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Trump’s Decision to End Vital ACA Subsidies

    10/13/2017 5:06:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO ^ | Friday, October 13, 2017 | Lee Saunders president of AFSCME
    WASHINGTON — AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end vital health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act:“With this decision, the president has ushered in the era of Trumpcare, under which Americans will have fewer coverage choices and face skyrocketing premium costs.“By sabotaging the health care system just as open enrollment is set to begin, the president has all but guaranteed that insurers will abandon the market and working families will bear the brunt of the pain.“Americans will go broke, get sicker or worse because of this decision. There is no reasonable justification...
  • U.S. states to file new suit challenging Trump healthcare subsidy cut

    10/13/2017 10:16:10 AM PDT · by granite · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2017 | Reporting by Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. states will file a new lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end Obamacare subsidies to health insurers that help low-income people pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, a source in the New York attorney general's Office said on Friday.
  • Statement on Trump Administration's Decision Regarding Obamacare Payments

    10/12/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    Press Release Statement on Trump Administration's Decision Regarding Obamacare Payments October 12, 2017|Speaker Ryan's Press Office WASHINGTON–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s determination that certain payments under Obamacare have no valid appropriation: “Under our Constitution, the power of the purse belongs to Congress, not the executive branch. It was in defense of this foundational principle that the House, under the leadership of former speaker John Boehner, voted in 2014 to challenge the constitutionality of spending by the Obama administration that was never approved by Congress. The House was validated last year when...
  • Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces

    10/12/2017 8:05:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 114 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-12-2017 | Amy Goldstein
    President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage. The decision follows an executive order on Thursday to allow alternative health plans that skirt the law’s requirements. The White House confirmed late Thursday that it would halt federal payments for cost-sharing reductions, although a statement did not specify when. According to two people briefed on the decision, the cutoff will be as of November. The subsidies total about $7 billion this year. Trump has threatened for months...
  • Durbin's Statement On Trump's Executive Order On Health Care

    10/12/2017 5:28:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 29 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 10/12/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    CHICAGO—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order further targeting and destabilizing the Affordable Care Act:“Make no mistake—after spending nine months repeatedly trying and failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump is sabotaging America’s health care system and hurting working families to make a political point. His tactics are well documented: President Trump issued an Executive Order instructing federal agencies not to enforce the law, cut the open enrollment period in half, cancelled television and radio ads that educated people about how to enroll for insurance, slashed funding for patient navigators...
  • Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance

    10/12/2017 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to weaken the Obamacare law and make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, but the action faces possible legal challenges. Stymied in Congress by the failure of Senate Republicans to pass legislation to dismantle Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, Trump’s order marks his administration’s latest effort to undermine the law without action by lawmakers. Trump’s order gives people more access to plans that do not cover essential health benefits such as maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs, and mental health and addiction treatment....
  • If You Can Pay for Aspirin, You Can Pay for Birth Control

    10/12/2017 1:20:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT HAS BEEN 52 years since the Supreme Court ruled, in Griswold v. Connecticut, that government may not ban anyone from using contraceptives. The freedom to use birth control is protected by the Constitution's "fundamental right" to privacy. That freedom is a matter of settled law and hasn't been challenged in the slightest by President Trump or his administration.But you wouldn't know that from the hysteria that erupted when the White House last week acted to uphold the conscience claims of employers who object to funding some types of contraception on sincere moral or religious grounds."The Trump administration just took...
  • Trump clears way for ObamaCare 'alternatives' in new executive order, goes around stalled Congress

    10/12/2017 9:08:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | October 11, 2017
    The White House announced Thursday that President Trump is taking executive action on health care as Congress stalls on efforts to overhaul ObamaCare, calling for a plan that could let employers band together and offer coverage across state lines. An executive order Trump plans to sign Thursday morning aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs. “The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care,” Trump said in...
  • Obama Lied. My FOURTH Health Plan Died.

    10/11/2017 4:48:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Cue the funeral bagpipes. My fourth health insurance plan is dead. Two weeks ago, my husband and I received yet another cancellation notice for our private, individual health insurance coverage. It's our fourth Obamacare-induced obituary in four years. Our first death notice, from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, arrived in the fall of 2013. The insurer informed us that because of "changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA)," our plan no longer met the federal government's requirements. Never mind our needs and desires as consumers who were quite satisfied with a high-deductible PPO...
  • NHS Die: Experts' Fears 'Crumbling' Health Service Is at Risk of Keeling Over as Early as Next Year

    10/09/2017 4:32:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10 OCT 2017 | Martin Baggot
    Don't let NHS die on its 70th birthday: Experts' fears 'crumbling' health service is at risk of keeling over as early as next yearA damning report says the 'crumbling' health service is straining at the seams and could keel over as early as next yearThe report adds the crisis in social care has led to con­tracts being handed back to local authorities by private firms that say funding is insufficient to provide safe care. Campaigners blame devastating Tory cuts for the staffing crisis that resulted in NHS doctor and dentist vacancies rising by 40% in the past two years. Doctors...
  • Trump Poised to Sign Order Opening New Paths to Health Insurance

    10/08/2017 11:43:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 7, 2017 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — Stymied in his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump is poised to issue an order that could ease some federal rules governing health insurance and make it easier for people to band together and buy coverage on their own, administration officials said Saturday. One official said the directive could move the president a step closer to one of his longstanding goals: allowing consumers to buy health insurance across state lines. Conservatives say that interstate sales could expand options for consumers, increase competition in the insurance market and perhaps lower costs. The order, which the administration...
  • Why Trump is scaling back the contraception mandate and trying to destroy Obamacare

    10/06/2017 7:07:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | October 6, 2017 | Paul Waldman
    One of the enduring mysteries of the Trump era so far is how the president maintains the steadfast loyalty of many of the Republican Party’s key constituent groups despite the fact that his presidency has been a long series of blunders, bumbles, pratfalls and screw-ups, all against a backdrop of White House chaos and naked corruption. I have a theory to explain it, one that can be seen in today’s big news that the Trump administration has issued a rule to dramatically cut back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate and in the administration’s ongoing sabotage of the ACA in...
  • Trump administration rolls back ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

    10/06/2017 4:24:33 PM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-Oct-2017 | By Brooke Singman, Fox News
    The Trump administration on Friday announced a major rollback of the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, granting what officials called “full protection” to a wide range of companies and organizations that claim a “religious or moral objection” to providing the coverage. The decision swiftly ignited a new battle over the Affordable Care Act. Republican lawmakers and faith-based groups hailed the decision as a win for religious liberty, while Democratic officials and groups like Planned Parenthood accused the administration of attacking women’s rights. By early afternoon, the American Civil Liberties Union announced it was filing a lawsuit challenging the change.
  • Bobby Jindal As HHS Chief Is Trump’s Best Chance At Obamacare Repeal

    10/05/2017 10:43:27 AM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    Make no mistake: Bobby Jindal is far and away the best choice to replace Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services. Dan McLaughlin at NRO and Steve Berman at The Resurgent both made the case earlier this week for why President Trump would be wise to pick Jindal, whose health-care policy chops and general seriousness about good governance are undisputed. Berman notes that, among all the other candidates floated recently by Axios and Politico, “Jindal is the best qualified person to run HHS, to craft health care policy, to shepherd legislation through Congress, and to speak intelligently on...
  • Trump preparing executive order to let Americans purchase health insurance across state lines

    09/27/2017 2:38:18 PM PDT · by blueyon · 76 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 9/27/17 | by Gabby Morrongiello
    President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines, a reform conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace. The executive action gives the White House a chance to follow through on at least one promise related to healthcare reform after Senate Republicans' second attempt to overhaul Obamacare failed this week. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul "I think there's going to be big news from the White House in the next week or two, something they can do on their own," Paul...
  • IT'S OVER: Republicans will not vote on Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

    09/26/2017 12:27:01 PM PDT · by Coronal · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 26, 2017 | Bob Bryan
    Republicans decided Tuesday against bringing the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill to the floor for a vote, a GOP aide told Business Insider, effectively killing the GOP's Obamacare repeal push for the foreseeable future. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy said during a press conference with GOP Senate leaders that there were not enough votes to pass the measure. "Well to be clear, due to events under our control and not under out control, we do not have the votes," Cassidy said.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

    09/22/2017 8:35:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    msn.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Ass Press
    Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to refute.
  • Graham: Graham-Cassidy Will Get 50 Republican Votes, Plus ‘A Couple of Democrats’

    09/22/2017 7:40:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21,2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) predicted that the Graham-Cassidy bill will receive 50 Republican votes and votes from a few Democrats. Graham said, “I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never been more excited than I am right now. We need 50 votes to get this over the finish line. The president has been working like a tiger. The vice president, Mitch McConnell’s going to give us a vote. … And I can tell you this, if you want money and power out of Washington, you want to end the march to...