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  1. the national interest
    Why Didn’t Republicans Promise a Conservative Health-Care Plan?There’s a reason politicians never run on real conservative health-care ideas.
  2. the national interest
    Trumpcare Is Having a Very Bad DayYou’re gonna need congressional approval and you don’t have the votes.
  3. Trumpcare Proves That the GOP Would Rather Increase Inequality Than Create JobsEnding the Medicaid expansion will eliminate an estimated 1.2 million jobs. But the “greatest jobs president God ever created” doesn’t seem to care.
  4. the national interest
    Trump’s Own Government Admits Trump Is Lying About Obamacare’s ‘Death Spiral’Paul Ryan: “You have to remember the law is in what the actuaries tell us [is] a death spiral.” Well, I happen to have some actuaries right here.
  5. Voters Encourage Trumpcare’s Republican Opponents to ‘Stay Strong’On July Fourth weekend, Senate Republicans either hid from their constituents — or were showered in praise for not passing their health-care bill.
  6. the national interest
    Saying True Facts About Trumpcare Is ‘Dishonest,’ Complains Wall Street Journal“[T]he Senate health-care bill boils down to ‘benefit cuts for the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich.’” Heavens!
  7. GOP ‘Moderates’ Seem to Be Winning the Negotiations Over TrumpcareMcConnell is reportedly giving moderates more opioid funding, larger subsidies, and fewer tax cuts while giving far-right dissidents little.
  8. Ted Cruz Has a Proposal That Just Might Save TrumpcareThe idea makes some sense politically, but would be a policy disaster.
  9. the national interest
    The Republican Health-Care Lie Is CollapsingThe GOP plan was to use Obamacare to smuggle in tax cuts for the rich and cuts to the safety net. It’s being exposed.
  10. Republicans Need to Pass Trumpcare to Appease Their Donors – Not Their VotersA new poll finds that only 10 percent of Republicans want a less generous version of Obamacare – but Mitch McConnell is trying to pass one, anyway.
  11. the national interest
    Trump Unaware of Trumpcare’s Single Most Important FeatureA hair-raising report from the president’s meeting with Republicans enrages Trump.
  12. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Checks In on How Politicians Are Feeling About TrumpcareDemocrats are using expletives; Paul Ryan’s loving it.
  13. Senate Delays Trumpcare Vote Due to Lack of SupportMitch McConnell had planned to pass Obamacare repeal before the July 4 recess. Now, he doesn’t even have the votes to proceed to debate.
  14. the national interest
    A Bipartisan Health-Care Bill Could Save Republicans. Why Does It Scare Them?Mitch McConnell warns that if his bill fails, they’ll have to work with Democrats.
  15. the national interest
    Even Paul Ryan’s Dishonest Defense of Trumpcare Admits People Will Hate ItThe House Speaker on the GOP insurance plans: “something they don’t like or want.” That’s his best defense!
  16. Democrats Are Resisting Trumpcare, Though They Can’t Stop It on Their OwnSenate rules don’t give the minority party much power, but they’re demonstrating to keep the pressure on their wavering GOP colleagues.
  17. the national interest
    The Defenses of the Senate Health-Care Plan Are Pathetically DishonestIt is bizarre to watch a party carry out a major welfare-state rollback while fervently insisting the welfare state will not be rolled back.
  18. This Might Be the Most Odious Provision in TrumpcareThe Senate still needs a replacement for Obamacare’s individual mandate. Their idea could amount to a death sentence for uninsured cancer patients.
  19. the national interest
    Social Darwinism Is What Truly Guides TrumpHis father taught him that the rich are better people. Who in the GOP disagrees?
  20. Trump Admits He Called GOP Health-Care Plan ‘Mean’He’s complaining that Obama stole the term from him.
  21. the national interest
    Republican Aide Says ‘Moderates Always Cave.’ That Explains Everything.This is why the Senate bill can ignore everything the “moderates” demanded and still probably pass.
  22. Obama Begs Senate GOP Not to Hurt Millions Just to Spite HimThis “is not a health-care bill,” Obama said, but “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.”
  23. 4 Senate Conservatives Are Worried Trumpcare Isn’t Mean EnoughMitch McConnell’s bill would throw millions of poor people off of Medicaid. Rand Paul say it’s too generous for him to support.
  24. the national interest
    Here’s How Republicans Might Pass Their Cruel Health-Care BillThe anchoring effect.
  25. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers: Trump’s Health-Care Bill Is Worse Than The Mummy RemakeTrumpcare’s approval rating is half as high as The Mummy’s Rotten Tomatoes score.
  26. the national interest
    The Senate Trumpcare Bill Is As Mean As the House VersionMitch McConnell apparently is not any nicer than Paul Ryan.
  27. GOP ‘Moderates’ Worry Gutting Medicaid During Opioid Crisis Might Have DownsidesSome Senate Republicans are realizing that there’s a tension between solving the opioid epidemic and throwing millions of people off health insurance.
  28. Trumpcare Might Pass, But the Conservative Health-Care Agenda Is DeadConservatives spent years developing a plan for remaking the health-care system. The Republican Party has buried it forever.
  29. Obamacare Is Not Collapsing Unless Republicans Kill It. Here’s Proof.“Obamacare’s dead,” says the man holding a gun to its head.
  30. House GOP Shocked to Learn Infamous Con Artist Can’t Be TrustedTrump begged moderate Republicans to vote for his health-care bill. Now, he’s calling it “mean” and “coldhearted” — and the House GOP is “stunned.”
  31. Trumpcare May Bring ‘Lifetime Limits’ to Millions With Employer-Based InsuranceIf the Senate bill passes, more than 20 million Americans would face annual and/or lifetime limits on their coverage, a new analysis finds.
  32. Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is WorkingBy engineering uncertainty, Trump is chasing insurers from rural marketplaces — and making it politically easier for Republicans to repeal the ACA.
  33. The Secret Trumpcare Bill Is a Giant ScandalRepublican aide, when asked if the public can see the bill, replies, “We aren’t stupid.”
  34. Vulnerable House Republican Ties Himself to TrumpTom MacArthur represents a swing district in a blue state. But he’s still more afraid of losing the conservative base than the center.
  35. Nevada Is Considering a Revolutionary Health-Care ExperimentGet ready for “Medicaid for all.”
  36. Senate Republicans Could Save Trumpcare With This One Weird TrickJust do the tax cuts later.
  37. Frustrated Trump Again Suggests Senate Get Rid of the Legislative Filibuster“Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”
  38. Here’s Paul Ryan’s Biggest Health-Care Lie“We want everybody … to get access to affordable health care.” No, you don’t want that.
  39. the national circus
    The Republican Party Alone Now Owns This Health-Care DisasterTrump and the GOP won’t be able to shift blame to Obamacare in 2018.
  40. GOP Lawmaker: No One Can Truly Know Whether My Bill Will Kill PeopleThe CBO says Trumpcare will price out poor sick people. MacArthur says CBO experts are “not prophets,” and the effects of his bill are unknowable.
  41. 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.
  42. Will New York and California Take the Plunge on Single-Payer Health Care?With the national debate in chaos, big blue states might just go it alone on socialized health insurance.
  43. Pro-Trumpcare Republicans Owned $23 Million in Health-Care StockWhen the House GOP voted to repeal Obamacare, many were also voting to advance the interests of pharmaceutical companies they owned shares of.
  44. The Trump Budget Is Really Just a Cynical PloyThe draconian spending cuts will never pass Congress. But Trump is preparing excuses in advance for when GOP tax cuts balloon the deficit.
  45. Paul Ryan Says Employer Coverage Is Safe From His Health-Care Plan. It Isn’t.Paul Ryan says something completely false.
  46. the national interest
    Trump Extorted Insurers to Make Them Support Health-Care BillRussian-style kapitalism comes to America.
  47. Chaos in Washington Dimming Prospects for GOP Tax CutsCongress was already running out of time to enact tax reform this year. Now all hell has broken loose, and Wall Street isn’t thrilled.
  48. Trump’s Budget Director Says Fat, Lazy Americans Don’t Deserve Health CareMick Mulvaney: “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly, and gets diabetes.”
  49. politics
    Senate GOP Begrudgingly Allows Token Woman to Join Health-Care Working GroupSenator Shelley Moore Capito was invited to a meeting about the bill on Tuesday.
  50. the national interest
    The One Republican Who Might Stop Paul Ryan From Destroying Health CareBill Cassidy, the true Republican health-care heretic.
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