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  1. health care
    Trump Says Everything Will Be Fine If Courts Kill ObamacareNobody understands why Trump is taking his party back down the Obamacare rabbit hole, or what he’d do if the courts killed it first.
  2. health care
    Trump May Try to Kill Medicaid As We Know It by Executive FiatHaving failed for decades to pass legislation ending Medicaid as an entitlement program, Republicans may now try to get there by state waivers.
  3. Trump Administration Says No to Medicaid Time Limits (for Now)While the administration lets states impose work requirements on those who receive Medicaid, it won’t let them just cut people off after three years.
  4. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
  5. 15 Governors — Republicans All — Offer Cheers for Graham-CassidyCountering an earlier bipartisan governors’ letter opposing Graham-Cassidy, 15 GOP governors put on the party yoke.
  6. How Republicans Are Trying to Pass the Buck on Health CareThe Graham-Cassidy bill would reverse a long trend toward equality in health-care coverage and force hellish decisions on the states.
  7. The Latest GOP Health-Care Scheme Fulfills an Old Conservative DreamFor eons, the GOP has talked about giving states control of Medicaid with reduced — or even eliminated — federal funding. The hour may have arrived.
  8. The GOP Is Throwing a Hail Mary on Obamacare RepealIt will require speed and stealth, cooperation from CBO, and a rubber-stamp House vote, but the Graham-Cassidy bill has a slim chance of becoming law.
  9. GOP Assault on Medicaid Could Come Sooner Rather Than LaterTurning the Great Society program into a block grant could be part of Obamacare repeal.
  10. Obamacare Repeal Really Bad News for States That Accepted the Medicaid ExpansionWith Trump and Ryan embracing sharp reductions in federal funding for Medicaid, states that accepted Obama’s Medicaid expansion could be in hot water.