Health care


Obamacare Works if Leaders Try to Make it Work. But What About if They Try to Destroy It?

Make no mistake.  Obamacare has made health care available to 20-plus million folks and works long term if those in charge try to make it work.  The exchanges are NOT collapsing.  Here’s the latest example, this one from Washington State. One more time… ACA markets have real problems. But they are […]


GOP Senator McConnell Finally Reveals His Tax Cut “Health Care” Bill, Intends to Force a Vote Before It Can Be Scrutinized

Having hidden the details as long as he could, Mitch McConnell has finally revealed his tax cut health care bill.  Contrary to the expectations originally set, the bill turns out to be the House’s brutal bill with a few of the edges sanded down (for example, it stretches the phase-out of […]


GOP Beavering Away to Immiserate American Lives

While we are all absorbed in the dance of the seven veils being done over at the White House WRT Russia and DJT’s contempt for the norms that have held our democracy together for 220+ years, Republican legislators elsewhere in DC are wreaking their own havoc.  Today’s illustrations: health care and financial […]


Trump Playing Games, Undermining Americans’ Health Care

  …there is a powerful faction inside the White House, led by the president himself, that is rooting for the American health care system to collapse. The executive branch’s strategy is to persuade the public that the ACA’s meltdown is inevitable and thereby prod recalcitrant Republicans in the legislative branch […]


CBO Score for the Latest GOP Health Plan: “Devastating”

Devastating. CBO: Under GOP bill, “less healthy people would face extremely high premiums…more difficult for them to buy insurance” pic.twitter.com/RQQhNXpJa7 — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 24, 2017 The CBO released its “score” last night for the latest iteration of the House plan, the one they rushed to pass before the CBO […]