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  1. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Even The GOP’s ‘Popular’ Health Care Ideas Are Politically ToxicScott Walker is refusing to impose work requirements on Medicaid until after voters go to the polls.
  3. the national interest
    Trump Tried to Kill Obamacare by Driving Premiums Up. Instead, They Went Down.All of Trump’s sabotage has failed to kill his predecessor’s central achievement.
  4. health care
    Democrats Lose Senate Vote on Junk Health Plans, But Send a MessageThe vote dramatized one way in which Trump and Republicans are undermining coverage of preexisting conditions.
  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. the national interest
    Republican Extremism Is Turning Democrats Left on Health CareIf conservatives are going to destroy market-based health reform, they can’t complain when Democrats turn to government-based plans.
  7. 2018 elections
    Manchin (Literally) Fires Away At Obamacare Repeal in New AdThe shoe is definitely on the other foot as Republican attacks on preexisting condition coverage are coming back to haunt them.
  8. Obamacare on the Ballot: Will Red-State Voters Expand Medicaid This Fall?In three very conservative states, voters are bypassing resistant lawmakers and putting the question to a popular vote.
  9. How John McCain’s Death Will Reshape the SenateMitch McConnell’s job is about to get easier.
  10. White House Will Ask Judge to Scrap Obamacare’s Protections This SeptemberDemocrats want to brand Brett Kavanaugh and House Republicans as threats to Americans’ health care. The White House is about to make their job easier.
  11. Do Obamacare’s Left-Wing Critics Actually Understand It?A Jacobin editor defends the Republican Party against the charge of wanting to take poor people’s insurance away.
  12. Trumpcare Means Leaving the Poor and Sick to Fend for ThemselvesThe Republican health-care agenda has dissolved into a rearguard sabotage campaign.
  13. Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is Backfiring for ConservativesTrump is making Obamacare better for the poor, more expensive for the government — and more likely to be replaced by Medicare for All.
  14. Auditor: Tom Price Owes Government $341,000 for Unauthorized Travel ExpensesIt’s amazing how much Price spent on travel that accomplished nothing of great note during just seven months in office.
  15. Trump Administration Aims to Steer People to Junk Health Plans Over ObamacareIn addition to cutting most funding for Obamacare navigators, the administration is urging counselors to plug plans that don’t meet ACA requirements.
  16. Kavanaugh: A Safe Supreme Court Pick Who Will Carry Out the GOP’s Extreme AgendaHe’s a careful jurist whose murky abortion stance will make it easier for pro-choice GOP senators to pretend that the future of Roe v. Wade is secure.
  17. Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing BacklashAbortion hard-liners and Bush haters are prominent in attacks on Kavanaugh, but he’s no Harriet Miers, and remains the front-runner for Trump’s nod.
  18. How Democrats Plan to Turn Kennedy’s Retirement Into a Political WinThe party will block Trump’s next Supreme Court justice — or, at least, remind voters that the GOP is a threat to their health care while trying.
  19. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  20. On Obamacare, Jeff Sessions Is Standing Against the Rule of LawThe attorney general has made a strange and shocking choice: not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court.
  21. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  22. Trump Wishes He Could Destroy Obama’s Legacy. He Hasn’t. And Won’t.A response to the pessimism of my colleague Andrew Sullivan.
  23. Trump Made 6 Populist Promises. He Has Now Broken Them All.Trump ran to the left on the economy. While nobody was looking, he abandoned his last promise to be a different kind of Republican.
  24. 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.
  25. California Considers Medical Price ControlsIn an alternative to single payer, a California proposal aims at holding down health care costs.
  26. GOP Campaign Message: We Had to Jack Up Your Insurance Premiums to Help the PoorThis may not be an entirely believable motivation.
  27. 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.
  28. Why Democrats Could See a Polling Boost Right Before the MidtermsIn 2016, a late October spike in Obamacare premiums helped the GOP win the presidency; this year, it might just cost them the House.
  29. Hopes Fade That Congress Will Stabilize ObamacareThe threat to the stability of Obamacare markets is greater than ever. Too bad Congress probably won’t do anything about it.
  30. White House Tells Idaho to Sabotage Obamacare More SubtlyIdaho wanted to nullify the law’s protections for people with preexisting conditions. Trump wants the state to quietly circumvent them.
  31. Study: Trump’s Obamacare Sabotage Will Leave Millions More UninsuredThe Urban Institute finds that Trump’s changes to Obamacare will increase premiums by 20 percent and leave 5 million more people uninsured.
  32. The White House Accidentally Made the Case for Single-Payer Health CareTrump’s team of economists argues that Medicaid is bad because it covers too few people.
  33. Trump Administration Proposes Obamacare-Flouting Health PlansThe administration is attempting to kill the law by a thousand cuts.
  34. Idaho Tries Bold Gambit: Ignoring Obamacare RulesIt’s unclear whether the Trump administration and insurers will go along with this blatant effort to sabotage Obamacare by state executive order.
  35. Cruz Wants to Launch One More Harpoon at the Great White Whale of ObamacareWithout the budget reconciliation process, the GOP can’t pass party-line legislation. McConnell would prefer to stand pat.
  36. Trump Hasn’t Destroyed Obama’s Legacy. He’s Revealed How Impressive It Was.A year later, Obama’s achievements are largely secure, and Trump has shown how weak the case against him was.
  37. Ryan Hopes to Avert Shutdown by Funding CHIP and Cutting TaxesThe Speaker hopes to woo Democrats with new funding for children’s health care — and conservatives, with cuts to Obamacare taxes.
  38. Blame-Game Lessons From the Last Government ShutdownResponsibility can be pinned on one party if there’s evidence to support it — but the effect may be ephemeral.
  39. 3.2 Million Americans Gave Up Health Insurance Last Year, Study FindsTrump didn’t repeal Obamacare — but he did help engineer the first increase in America’s uninsured rate since that law took effect.
  40. GOP Leaders Mull Giving Up on Obamacare Repeal, Getting Much Else Done in 2018They might skip passing a budget this year, which means no reconciliation, and no passing major legislation without Democrats.
  41. Trump Again Claims, Wrongly, That Obamacare Has Been RepealedWhatever gets you through the night, Mr. President.
  42. 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.
  43. Delirious December Gives Way to Jittery January As Congress Passes Spending BillCongress has kicked multiple cans down the road to January, but they won’t be able to stall any longer.
  44. The GOP Probably Isn’t Going to Shut Down the Government to Save ObamacareThe promises Collins secured from McConnell only go so far.
  45. Susan Collins Says She’s Not a Definitive ‘Yes’ on TaxesHer concerns about the bill are unlikely to be allayed, but she might vote for it anyway.
  46. After Tax Cuts, Republicans Eye Civil WarHouse conservatives just fired the opening salvo in a looming intraparty fight over spending, immigration, and perhaps, the special counsel.
  47. December Disaster Looms As Spending, Debt, and Tax Controversies Pile UpThe legislative train wreck temporarily avoided when Donald Trump cut a deal with Democrats in September is back for real.
  48. Trump Administration Working to Keep U.S. Medicine Most Expensive in the WorldAnother industry allowed to regulate itself.
  49. Obamacare Is Off Life Support — for NowDespite Trump’s sabotage, sign-ups are surging and the law is more popular than ever.
  50. Tuesday’s Crushing Defeat Convinces Republicans They’re on the Right TrackIt’s one thing to stay the course despite electoral setbacks. It’s more dangerous to pretend electoral setbacks are actually mandates.
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