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Obamacare Repeal

  1. conservatism
    The Lesson That Republicans Will (Probably) Take From the 2018 MidtermsSpooked by the backlash to ACA repeal, the GOP will probably outsource the grim task of gutting the welfare state to the judiciary next time around.
  2. the national interest
    Democrats Won the House Because of ObamacareWhy were Republicans crazy enough to vote for the most unpopular bill in history?
  3. the national interest
    Trump: Our Plan Covers Preexisting Conditions. It Does the Exact Opposite.Three ways the White House’s health-care promises turn reality perfectly upside down.
  4. the national interest
    Trump’s Op-ed Accidentally Points Out He Broke His Health Care PromiseTrump writes, “I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions,” links to article noting he failed.
  5. the national interest
    GOP Bill ‘Covers’ Preexisting Conditions, But May Have Million-Dollar Premium“Donald Trump and Republicans will protect patients with preexisting conditions,” promises Trump. There’s just one small catch.
  6. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  7. Missing From Trump’s Big Speech: Small GovernmentIt’s significant how little lip service Trump paid to conservative fiscal policy.
  8. The Pathological Cruelty of Trump’s Medicaid Work RequirementAn administration that sees health insurance as a privilege finds a new expression for its ideology.
  9. Trump Again Claims, Wrongly, That Obamacare Has Been RepealedWhatever gets you through the night, Mr. President.
  10. Busy Open-Enrollment Period Shows That Obamacare Is a Hard TargetThe Trump administration keeps trying to kill the law, but Americans won’t let it die.
  11. Trump Boasts He Has Repealed Obamacare, Does Not Understand How Law WorksPromises “something terrific,” which he has somehow failed to reveal.
  12. Obamacare Repeal Failed, But Tax Cuts Will Probably Pass. Here’s Why.Five reasons that explain why tax cuts are easier.
  13. McCain Recounts His Obamacare Repeal Death Blow in New InterviewWill he follow the same playbook on the Republican tax plan?
  14. Republicans to Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate in Tax BillThe GOP plans to reduce the number of Americans with health insurance by 13 million, so as to pay for giant corporate tax cuts.
  15. Obamacare Is Off Life Support — for NowDespite Trump’s sabotage, sign-ups are surging and the law is more popular than ever.
  16. Why You Might Be Seeing a Bipartisan Health-Care Bill in DecemberRepublicans need cover to do the right thing on stabilizing Obamacare markets, and a fat, must-pass spending bill could be the ticket.
  17. Trump Open to Fixing Obamacare, Pretends It Is ‘Dead’“I’m not going to blame myself. I’ll be honest. They are not getting the job done.” The buck stops there.
  18. Trump Keeps Getting Mad When He Finds Out What His Policies Actually DoAmerica’s first “low-information” president.
  19. Obamacare Subsidies May Continue Despite Trump’s Worst EffortsThe courts, or Congress, could step in.
  20. 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.
  21. Right-Wing Leaders Call for Mitch McConnell’s Head on a SpikeMitch McConnell’s never been a hero to conservatives. But the animus is getting white-hot, as a letter calling for him to step down illustrates.
  22. Trump Executive Order Could Gut Obamacare MarketsBy making healthy people flee them.
  23. House Budget Vote Necessary, But Not Enough, in the GOP’s Tax Cut PlansThe GOP dissenters in the House’s vote on a budget resolution setting up tax cuts indicate some potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  24. The GOP Donor Class Is a Pack of Ungrateful BratsThe GOP has sacrificed its own political interests — and the public’s most basic regulatory protections — to advance its donors’ radical agenda.
  25. The GOP’s New Budget Tries to Keep It Simple: Big Tax Cuts for the RichDespite temptations to massively cut spending or launch a new health-care bill, the Senate is keeping its eyeson the prize of tax cuts.
  26. The Most Cathartic Obamacare Repeal Failures, RankedA definitive list.
  27. No One Wants the Latest Trumpcare Bill — Except Right-Wing BillionairesAnd for at least 48 Republican senators, that seems to be enough.
  28. GOP Plan to Repeal Obamacare for Everybody But Alaska Possibly Unconstitutional“All Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” So, no special Alaska deal?
  29. The GOP Is Trying to Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote on Obamacare RepealBut she has no reason to sell it … yet.
  30. Experts Keep Finding New Terrible Things in the Republicans’ Shoddy Repeal BillNew unintended consequences keep popping up.
  31. Senate Republicans Are Abdicating Their Governing ResponsibilityCan you imagine being accused of sponsoring a law that would hurt millions of people, and your response is “We have a deadline”?
  32. How Graham-Cassidy Would Make Single-Payer More Likely“Hell no to Berniecare” is literally Lindsey Graham’s argument for repealing Obamacare.
  33. The CBO Won’t Score the Final Trumpcare Bill for WeeksTo pass the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill, Senate Republicans will need to vote for the law before the budget office releases a coverage estimate.
  34. Bill Cassidy, the Former Moderate Leading the Last Gasp to Repeal ObamacareBill Cassidy has repudiated all his sensible beliefs.
  35. Parliamentarian Deals Trumpcare a Final Death BlowNow, a bipartisan health-care bill may rise from its ashes — if Senate Republicans can convince Trump to pursue solutions over sabotage.
  36. Paul Ryan’s Case Against Obamacare Goes From Misleading to Outright FalseHouse Speaker lies his head off on national television, nobody says anything.
  37. Senators Leap to Mitch McConnell’s Defense After Trump AttacksThey’re standing by their Majority Leader.
  38. Senator Dean Heller Draws 2018 Primary ChallengerHe voted for Trumpcare and got Danny Tarkanian.
  39. McConnell Says He May Be Open to a Bipartisan Health-Care FixBut he’s still talking tough — for now.
  40. House Moderates Have a Bipartisan Health-Care BillBut will the GOP leadership allow moderates to make Obamacare work better, when conservative donors want to see it fail?
  41. Trump’s Last-Gasp Attack on Obamacare Is Wild ThreatsAfter defeat, wild, pointless anger.
  42. Heller’s Hamlet Act on Health Care Bombing Back HomeFor a long time Dean Heller looked likely to thwart his party’s drive for health-care legislation. Then he flipped back, but the GOP failed anyway.
  43. The Final Stake Through the Heart of Repeal Is … Orrin Hatch?Obamacare is alive, and Anthony Scaramucci’s job is dead.
  44. Republicans Might Abandon Trump, But Trump Is Not Abandoning ThemA presidency rides conservative dogma all the way to the bottom.
  45. Obamacare LivesAn eight-year crusade to destroy universal coverage has failed, and a social achievement endures.
  46. Senate Poised to Pass ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill That May Become LawIt does away with the individual mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood.
  47. The ‘Health Care Freedom Act’ Is a ScandalA bad bill designed to avoid scrutiny.
  48. Confused Republican Senators Explain Why They Will Vote for Repeal ‘Disaster’John McCain calls for bipartisanship, votes to prevent it from happening.
  49. Conservatives Just Lost Their Favorite Part of TrumpcareThe Senate parliamentarian ruled that the GOP can’t roll back Obamacare’s regulations without 60 votes. That makes “skinny repeal” more dangerous.
  50. ‘I Haven’t Thought It Through,’ Admits Anti-Obamacare SenatorThinking it through before you vote for a huge change to the health-care system is for “big-government liberal” weenies.
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