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  1. Chaffetz: GOP Bill Will Let Americans Choose Between Health Care and iPhonesOne GOP lawmaker boasts that health care will be affordable under the House’s new bill — so long as low-income people stop buying iPhones.
  2. GOP Assault on Medicaid Could Come Sooner Rather Than LaterTurning the Great Society program into a block grant could be part of Obamacare repeal.
  3. While You Were Sleeping, Senators Took the First Step Toward Obamacare RepealParty unity generally held, but GOP senators were placed on record casting some politically dangerous votes.
  4. N.C. Governor Tries to Sneak a Medicaid Expansion Under the WireRoy Cooper is trying to get over a half-million people covered before it’s too late.
  5. Has Trump Really Taken Social Security and Medicare Reform Off the Table?There are serious tensions within the GOP on the matter. But the president-elect has given a new signal.
  6. The Trump Medicaid Mystery Is a CliffhangerThe new administration and congressional Republicans face some thorny problems in repealing the Medicaid portion of the Affordable Care Act.
  7. Memo to Medicare-Focused Democrats: Please Don’t Forget About MedicaidEven as they attack GOP plans to wage a “war on seniors,” Dems need to remember the “war on poor folks,” too.
  8. 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.
  9. If Obamacare Bombs, States Must Share the BlameCertain states under hostile management have fought access to affordable health care for poor people before and after the ACA was enacted.
  10. Obamacare Is Reducing Medical DebtSocialized medicine works, according to economists’ estimates.
  11. Kentucky Governor Dismantles KynectMatt Bevin delivers on his pledge to hand Kynect over to Washington bureaucrats. 
  12. shots fired
    As Louisiana Is Forced to Fund Planned Parenthood, Texas Decides to StopMore shots fired at the organization due to “heavily edited” videos.
  13. do no harm
    The Worst-Case Scenario for ObamacareA widening disparity between red-state and blue-state health care could undermine the law’s long-term viability.
  14. jesus christie
    RINO Chris Christie Basically Just a Communist NowAt least according to CPAC.
  15. debt ceiling
    Obama Puts Social Security and Medicare Cuts on the TableNo more sacred cows in the budget deal.
  16. health carnage
    It Turns Out That They Don’t Actually Know What’s in the Health-Care-Reform LawSome couples earning $64,000 can get on Medicaid, a program for the extremely poor.
  17. what other people think
    Is the GOP’s Debt-Reduction Plan Courageous or Dangerous?People disagree!
  18. medicare scare
    Did NYC Overbill Medicaid?The federal government certainly seems to think so.
  19. appointments
    Obama Appoints Health Official, Avoids Senate Confirmation“He would have faced a long, difficult struggle to win Senate confirmation.”
  20. health carnage
    Health-Care Reform Making Bloomberg, Paterson SickWhy they say the Senate bill isn’t fair to New York.
  21. oh albany!
    Paterson Stresses the Importance of Cuts to Education, Medicaid in Special Joint SessionThe proposed cuts to education and Medicaid total over $750 million but, to be fair, New York spends more money on Medicaid than any other state.
  22. early and often
    Paterson Takes Aim at Medicaid in His Proposed $1 Billion Spending CutsPublic-school funding is safe so far, according to Paterson, but big cuts in discretionary funding, local government aid, and health care are on the horizon.