Study: U.S. Health Care Lags Rest of Developed World

A new study that looks at the effects of highly treatable diseases, ones for which greater access to continual medical care can mean the difference between life and death, finds that the American health care system lags behind much of the developed world. … [Read more...]

Senate GOP Wants Even Deeper Medicaid Cuts

The Wall Street Journal reports that some Senate Republicans are pushing for even deeper cuts to Medicaid than their counterparts in the House passed as part of their Obamacare repeal plan. That would mean even more millions of people losing their health care. … [Read more...]

Dear Paul Ryan: The Internet Never Forgets

In the wake of passing a wildly unpopular bill to repeal Obamacare that fails to live up to their promises, House Speaker Paul Ryan deleted those promises from his website. Steve Benen has the details: … [Read more...]

Labrador: No One Dies from Lack of Healthcare

Rep. Raul Labrador is one of the members of the House "Freedom" Caucus, the group of ultra-conservative legislators that have caused so much trouble. Like the rest of them, he does not live in the same reality as the rest of us, as proven by this inane statement: … [Read more...]

Price: Deep Cuts to Medicaid Will Benefit Patients

Secretary of Health and Human Services made the incredibly absurd argument on CNN that deep cuts to Medicaid found in the Republican bill that repeals Obamacare would end up being good for people, that they'll somehow receive better healthcare. … [Read more...]

Ryan’s Terrible Argument About a CBO Score

House Speaker Paul Ryan was on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos and falsely claimed that the Republican Obamacare repeal bill had two CBO scores. But then he said that the first one is still applicable because the amendments were short and easy to read. … [Read more...]

High Risk Pools Simply Don’t Work Well

The Republicans have tried to argue that the provision in their Obamacare replacement bill allowing states to opt out of the coverage for preexisting conditions is okay because it requires them to set up high-risk pools to cover those people. But Kaiser Health News points out that high risk pools just don't work very well. … [Read more...]

Hospitals, Insurers, Consumers United Against Health Care Bill

The New York Times reports that a highly unusual coalition of hospitals, patients and health insurance companies are all speaking out against the Republican bill to replace Obamacare that just passed the House. That's because the bill would do major damage to all three. … [Read more...]

Baghdad Kellyanne’s Lame Response to GOP Bill Hurting Veterans

One of the bad things about the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is that, by allowing states to opt out of the preexisting conditions coverage it will make it harder for veterans suffering from conditions like PTSD to get health insurance. Kellyanne Conway lamely tries to defend that with a false tu quoque: … [Read more...]

Trump: Australia’s Nationalized Health Care is Better Than Ours

Trump hosted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday and, while bragging about the House bill that just passed to repeal Obamacare, made the very weird -- but accurate -- comment that Australia has a better health care system than we do. … [Read more...]

Walsh: Blacks Are Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Like Universal Healthcare

Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois responded to Jimmy Kimmel's heartfelt monologue about babies dying due to lack of health insurance in the most reprehensible way possible, then he compounded it by using a clearly racist dog whistle. … [Read more...]

Meet the New Repeal Bill. Same as the Old Repeal Bill.

Rep. Fred Upton, who used to be a reasonable Republican, briefly said he wouldn't support the Obamacare replacement bill because of the way it treated preexisting conditions. But now he's offered an amendment that pretends to address that problem, so he's on board again. … [Read more...]