Republican PAC Spends 1.5 Million on Ads Touting Non-Existent Bill

The American Action Network, a Republican PAC closely tied to the House leadership, is spending nearly $1.5 million on ads lauding the plan to replace Obamacare, a plan that to this point simply does not exist. Let's call them prophets for profit. … [Read more...]

Trump Says Obamacare Replacement Will Have ‘Insurance for Everybody’

Donald Trump says he's almost ready to reveal his plan to replace Obamacare, which he says will include "insurance for everybody." Yes, it is entirely appropriate to be laughing at that. He also promises lower premiums, lower deductibles and rivers flowing with chocolate. … [Read more...]

Republican Governors Don’t Want Full Obamacare Repeal

While Donald Trump and the Republican leaders in Congress remain absolutely fixated on repealing Obamacare at the earliest possible moment, especially those aspects that involve taxes and spending, Republican governors are warning them that this will create a disaster at the state level. … [Read more...]

GOP Alternative to Ban on Preexisting Condition Denials? High-Risk Pools

A week or so ago, Baghdad Kellyanne Conway assured the country that no one will lose health insurance when the Obamacare replacement plan is passed. That was a lie. And about the only thing that the various Republican plans have in common is high-risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions. Bad idea. Very bad idea. … [Read more...]

Greg Gutfeld Tells Me I Should Just Die

Loathsome little toad Greg Gutfeld of Fox News went off on a rant about why Republicans should feel no shame in repealing Obamacare even if they don't replace it, which would result in a huge number of deaths as people lost their insurance -- including me. … [Read more...]

Trump’s ‘Answer’ on Obamacare Repeal

During that Donald Trump press conference, which was apparently broadcast from some bizarro world, he was asked what his plans were for repealing and replacing Obamacare. He was specifically asked if he had an outline of the replacement that could be used to craft the legislation. This is his rambling, nonsensical answer: … [Read more...]

Trump Pushes for Fast Passage of Obamacare Replacement

Donald Trump weighed in on the battles in Congress over whether to repeal Obamacare first and then later pass a replacement or to repeal and replace at the same time. He pushed legislators to pass them simultaneously or very close together. … [Read more...]

When Real Medicine and Fake Medicine Co-Exist in Same Institution

Last week a doctor at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic wrote an op-ed attacking vaccines and it prompted quite a furor. But the key to the story is that he's the head of the Cleveland Clinic's "Wellness Institute," which provides all manner of homeopathic and evidence-free "medicine." Nor is this arrangement unusual. From Stat News: … [Read more...]

Obamacare Repeal Hits Roadblock in Senate

With only a slim two-vote majority in the Senate (plus the tiebreaker in VP Mike Pence), the Republicans may not be able to muster the votes to repeal Obamacare. A handful of Republican senators are now saying that they won't vote for repeal unless they also pass a plan to replace it at the same time. … [Read more...]

GOP Continues Its Obsession with Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Republican party, flush with victory in the election and in full control of Congress and the White House, are making the defunding of Planned Parenthood a top priority. They are including it in the repeal of Obamacare, which they plan to move on as early as this week. … [Read more...]

The Fiscal Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Republicans have forever been falsely claiming that Obamacare was too expensive and added to the deficit, but in reality it was a net positive for the federal budget. A new bipartisan study found that the cost of repealing Obamacare would be in the hundreds of billions of dollars. … [Read more...]

Baghdad Kellyanne’s Most Ludicrous Claim Yet?

Baghdad Kellyanne Conway let loose with a real whopper in an interview on Morning Joe yesterday, claiming that when Trump repeals and replaces Obamacare, no one will lose their health insurance. And the rivers will flow with chocolate fudge while unicorns frolic on the banks. … [Read more...]