Cruz Lies About Obamacare

Apparently seeking to prove that he can lie as well as Trump can, Ted Cruz let loose a whopper during his televised debate over Obamacare on CNN, claiming that the health care reform law is discouraging people from going to medical school. FactCheck nails him on it. … [Read more...]

How Many People Don’t Know the ACA is Obamacare?

We've seen lots of anecdotal evidence of people being so ignorant that they don't know that Obamacare is the same thing as the Affordable Care Act. Now we have some numbers to quantify it. More than one-third of Americans don't know that and almost half don't know that if Obamacare is repealed, so will the ACA. … [Read more...]

Gorsuch Rejects a Right to Die

One of the things that really bothers me about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is that he wrote an entire book arguing that assisted suicide, or voluntary euthanasia, should be illegal. As someone who has been involved in several such situations, I find this barbaric and inhumane. … [Read more...]

Insurance Companies Working to Influence ACA Replacement

I wondered a week or so ago when the insurance industry was going to get publicly involved with the battle over repealing and replacing Obamacare, since they have so much to lose if the replacement plan goes wrong. Looks like they're getting in the fight. … [Read more...]

Obamacare Repeal to Hurt Poor, Unemployed Minorities the Most

A repeal of Obamacare, one of the core promises of Donald Trump during the campaign and one they have already begun to work on, will affect the poor, the unemployed and minorities most immediately and harshly. This is hardly a surprise, since they are the ones most helped by the law. … [Read more...]

Obamacare Repeal = More Uncompensated Care = Fewer Jobs

It's a simple formula really. Obamacare drastically reduced the amount of uncompensated health care, mostly from ER visits, at hospitals, which had sparked a wave of bankruptcies. Repealing it will mean it goes back up, which means more bankruptcies and a huge loss of jobs. … [Read more...]

About Trump’s Obamacare Executive Order

I was busy with my dad in the hospital on inauguration day so I didn't get much of a chance to pay attention to all those orders Trump signed that day. The one regarding Obamacare caused a lot of consternation, but it looks like it didn't really do much of consequence. … [Read more...]

No, Gwyneth, Putting Jade in Your Vagina Does Not Promote ‘Crystal Healing’

Gwyneth Paltrow has fallen for -- or invented, perhaps -- yet another bullshit alt-me, homeopathic, chakra-balancing product: Jade eggs that you put in your vagina that work medical miracles for your "balance" and "energy" and other meaningless buzzwords. Here's the whole pitch: … [Read more...]

CBO Gives Horrifying Result from Repealing Obamacare

The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have released a report requested by the Senate Minority Leader (Harry Reid at the time) about the result of repealing Obamacare. They scored the most recent repeal bill voted on, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. The results are stunning. … [Read more...]

Here Comes the Obamacare Replacement Bait and Switch

Donald Trump said the other day that his still-unrevealed replacement plan for Obamacare would provide "insurance for everybody." Now other Republicans are saying that he misspoke when he said that. What he meant to say was access to insurance for everybody. … [Read more...]

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...]