Obamacare


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 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 […]


GOP Tries to Secure Trumpcare Passage by Making the Bill More Cruel

Finding that his original AHCA was too destructive not only for all House Democrats but also for many House Republicans, and seeing his dream slipping away, Paul Ryan has labored to modify the bill to try to make it palatable to enough of his more “conservative” members to pass.  Per […]