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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. Senate Kills Trump’s Phony ‘Spending Clawback’ BillTwo Republicans chose not to go along with a completely symbolic fiscal charade, and that was all it took to give it a well-deserved defeat.
  3. Trump Deal to Repeal Obamacare Mandate Now for ‘Stabilization’ Later a Bad IdeaGOP is wrongly suggesting that damage caused by repealing the Obamacare mandate would be offset by subsequent enactment of the Alexander-Murray bill.
  4. Obamacare Mandate-Repeal Would Hammer Pro-Trump Rural AreasAs with the Medicaid cuts they supported earlier this year, Republicans are promoting health-care “reforms” that hurt their own constituents most.
  5. News of the Weird: Ted Cruz Stands Up for Coastal Elites in Tax Bill TalksHe took aim at a key provision in the GOP’s tax bill which would mostly affect well-to-do blue-staters.
  6. Trump Wants Republicans to Repeal the Obamacare Mandate in Their Tax BillRepealing the individual mandate would generate a nice chunk of change to offset tax cuts. But it would affect health coverage and premiums, too.
  7. Trump Suggests GOP Take Another Shot at Repealing Obamacare in Tax BillJust when you thought the politics of the tax bill couldn’t get any more complicated, Trump has an idea.
  8. Judge, CBO Deal Double Blow to Fight for Restoration of Obamacare SubsidiesStates suing to make Trump resume Obamacare subsidy payments and senators trying to authorize them by law got a double dose of discouragement.
  9. How Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Could (Theoretically) Help the PoorCanceling Obamacare subsidies only makes them stronger. Or so the Congressional Budget Office predicts.
  10. First Poll on Graham-Cassidy Shows It’s Unpopular, and the Worst Is Yet to ComeThe last-gasp GOP health-care bill is already unpopular, but just wait until the public learns about its real impact and the chaos it will unleash.
  11. 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.
  12. The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a DitchIt’s an underfunded version of an earlier plan to let states control health-care policy. But Graham-Cassidy is probably a bill whose time has passed.
  13. CBO: Trump Killing Obamacare Subsidies Would Raise Premiums and Budget DeficitsEnding cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers would inflict real pain on Americans.
  14. House Conservatives Will Try to Force Another Vote on Obamacare RepealIn an entirely symbolic — and divisive — gesture, the House Freedom Caucus is apparently hell-bent on one more vote to simply repeal Obamacare.
  15. Senate Democrats Call BS on the GOP’s Devious Health-Care DebateKnowing McConnell plans to unveil a new health-care bill at the 11th hour, Schumer won’t push amendments to legislation the GOP has already abandoned.
  16. A Look at the Procedural Madness of the Senate Health-Care DebateThe process is arcane; the outcome, unpredictable.
  17. ‘Skinny Repeal’ Could Be Final Effort to Sell Trumpcare — Whatever Trumpcare IsThe GOP figures out new ways to delay making painful decisions about health-care policy.
  18. Six Questions About the Senate Health-Care Bill As the Endgame ApproachesThe GOP is still struggling for votes to bring up health-care legislation. If that succeeds, the deal-making and rules-breaking will get serious.
  19. Another Day, Another Scary CBO Score of Another Trumpcare BillThe latest version of Trumpcare would cost 22 million people health coverage, just like its predecessor, but McConnell has some room to maneuver.
  20. Despite Trump’s Demands, No Miraculous Health-Care Breakthrough for GOP SenatorsThe president seems to think more time and effort will overcome the divisions among Senate Republicans on health care. So far, no signs he’s right.
  21. CBO Says Repealing Obamacare Without a Replacement Would Be a DisasterCBO says a “straight repeal” would cost 32 million their health coverage while doubling premiums.
  22. Senate GOP to Try Doomed Vote on ‘Straight Repeal’ of ObamacareNow that Trumpcare is all but dead, McConnell will give conservatives their “straight repeal” vote, and then move on to tax and budget legislation.
  23. How Many Millions Losing Health Coverage Will GOP ‘Moderates’ Find Acceptable?Soon Republican centrists will have to decide if big insurance losses due to Medicaid cuts are okay after all.
  24. It’s Looking Bad for Trumpcare, But Expect One More Big PushSo long as CBO gives the revised bill a better “score,” one last chance to repeal Obamacare could be appealing to all of the GOP’s factions.
  25. Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPInitially praised as brilliant, Cruz’s idea of letting insurers offer cheap, skimpy health plans is now looking like a deadly threat to sick people.
  26. Trump Doesn’t Know What a Medicaid Cut IsLike Newt Gingrich back in the 1990s, Trump is claiming increased Medicaid funding means the program is not being “cut.” That’s, at best, ignorance.
  27. McConnell Has $188 Billion Fund to Save Health-Care Bill. How Will He Spend It?Here’s how the enticements to wavering GOP senators might be doled out.
  28. CBO Score of Senate Health Bill Is Grim — But Gives McConnell Wiggle RoomOn one hand: 22 million people losing coverage. On the other: extra deficit savings to fund sweeteners.
  29. The Biggest Outrage of Trumpcare Continues to Be the Massive Medicaid CutsThis reality should be at the center of the debate over CBO’s “score” of the GOP health bill.
  30. Trumpcare Would Cost 23 Million Americans Their Health Coverage, Says CBOAnd that’s just part of the bad news the Congressional Budget Office delivered to Republicans about their health-care bill.
  31. Both Parties Are Spinning Hard in Montana’s Strange, Evolving Special ElectionFinal question in a nationalized context between the parties: Who will vote on a Thursday before a holiday weekend?
  32. CBO Score of House Trumpcare Bill to Arrive During the Week of May 22The Senate’s stalled on Trumpcare until the Congressional Budget Office’s official estimate of how the House bill affects the budget and the public.
  33. Forget About the House Trumpcare Debate — the Senate’s a Whole Different WorldWhile House passage of Trumpcare was essential for GOP plans, Senate concerns and procedures will make the next stage of the debate very different.
  34. House Passes Controversial GOP Health-Care Bill by an EyelashThere was no room for error, but a comeback led by Fred Upton enabled House Republicans to enact Trumpcare as Democrats sang “Good-bye!”
  35. GOP Wants House Vote on Zombie Trumpcare Before Its Impact EstimatedThe GOP’s haste and wild maneuverings over a revised AHCA are caused partly by fear of a highly adverse CBO estimate of its impact.
  36. Paul Ryan Tries to Bluff and Fib His Way Through CBO FiascoThe Speaker cherry-picks his way through a catastrophic assessment of his health-care bill.
  37. How the GOP Might Fudge the Numbers to Make Trumpcare Seem Less IrresponsibleOn the brink of what many fear will be a terrible-looking “score” of its health-care bill, congressional Republicans may just get a new scorekeeper.
  38. Leaked House Obamacare Repeal Draft Shows Dangerous Work in ProgressA leaked document shows House Republicans mulling controversial ideas like ending Medicaid as we know it and a new tax on employer-provided insurance.
  39. Gingrich Calls for Killing CBO So Trump Can Cook America’s Books“It is a left-wing, corrupt, bureaucratic defender of big government and liberalism.”