Trump Tries to Blame Democrats for Failure to Pass Healthcare Bill

In that brief oval office litany of excuses for the devastating failure to pass their own healthcare bill, Trump tried to shift the blame to the Democrats because they weren't going to vote for the bill. He reiterated that in a phone call to the New York Times: … [Read more...]

Trump: I Never Said We’d Repeal Obamacare Quickly

From behind the desk of the oval office yesterday, Trump sought to deflect, obfuscate and rationalize away what is truly a crushing political defeat after failing to pass their own bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The excuses came fast and furious. As did this lie: … [Read more...]

Trump Wants Vote on Friday, May Let Obamacare Stay

In a truly stunning development, Donald Trump demanded that the House schedule a vote on the health care bill today even though it's not likely to pass. And his budget director says that if that vote fails, he is prepared to move on to other things and leave Obamacare alone. … [Read more...]

CBO: Amendments to Republican Health Care Bill Make It Worse

The Congressional Budget Office updated its scoring on the Republican Obamacare replacement bill to include changes made earlier this week in an attempt to win over the votes of those who don't like the bill. The conclusion: Those changes make the bill worse, not better. … [Read more...]

Root: Ignore the Victims of the Healthcare Bill

Deranged Trump sycophant Wayne Allyn Root, former VP candidate for the Libertarian Party, has some advice for Trump: Ignore the 24 million people who will lose insurance because of the Republican Obamacare replacement bill because those people wouldn't vote for him anyway. … [Read more...]

Ryan, Trump Fail to Pass Obamacare Replacement Bill

After swearing for days that there would be a vote on Thursday in the House on the Obamacare replacement bill, and that they had the votes to pass it, the Republican leadership had to cancel the vote, primarily because the far-right Tea Partiers in the chamber don't think the bill is sadistic enough yet. … [Read more...]

Obamacare Already Achieved What Republicans Say They Want

To hear Republicans tell it, they must repeal and replace Obamacare in order to get better, more comprehensive health insurance at a lower cost. Leaving aside the fact that their replacement plan would actually do the exact opposite, the reality is that Obamacare already achieved those things. … [Read more...]

The Changes to the Republican Health Care Bill

After taking flak from both right-wing extremists and moderates within the party, House Speaker Paul Ryan has changed several provisions in the bill in an attempt to win over the holdouts so the bill can pass. But as I said two weeks ago, he can't please them both at the same time. … [Read more...]

Ryan Open to Changing Health Care Bill, Still Wants It Rushed Through

Man, the Republicans are absolutely desperate to get their health care destruction (not reform) bill passed as quickly as possible. Paul Ryan knows it can't pass the way it is, so he says he's open to making changes to the bill -- but still wants a vote on it before the CBO can report on the impact of those changes. … [Read more...]

Ryan Dreamed About Cutting Medicaid as Drunk Frat Boy

Paul Ryan appeared at an "ideas summit" put on by the National Review on Friday and issued one of those most tone-deaf statements you will ever hear a politician make, saying that he's been dreaming about cutting people off Medicaid since he was a drunken frat boy swilling beer in college. … [Read more...]

Moody’s: Obamacare Replacement Will Hurt States

Given what the Republican health care bill does with Medicaid, rolling back nearly all the funding for the expansion that has helped get millions of people access to health care, it's no surprise that Moody's rates the bill as very bad for states financially. … [Read more...]

The Staggering Ignorance of Trump Supporters

The Washington Post has an article looking at the false things and absurd rationalizations believed by some Trump supporters, especially when it comes to health care and the replacement for Obamacare. And the ignorance is absolutely incredible. … [Read more...]