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Obamacare Repeal

  1. Senator Dean Heller Draws 2018 Primary ChallengerHe voted for Trumpcare and got Danny Tarkanian.
  2. McConnell Says He May Be Open to a Bipartisan Health-Care FixBut he’s still talking tough — for now.
  3. 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?
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    Trump’s Last-Gasp Attack on Obamacare Is Wild ThreatsAfter defeat, wild, pointless anger.
  5. 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.
  6. The Final Stake Through the Heart of Repeal Is … Orrin Hatch?Obamacare is alive, and Anthony Scaramucci’s job is dead.
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    Republicans Might Abandon Trump, But Trump Is Not Abandoning ThemA presidency rides conservative dogma all the way to the bottom.
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    Obamacare LivesAn eight-year crusade to destroy universal coverage has failed, and a social achievement endures.
  9. Senate Poised to Pass ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill That May Become LawIt does away with the individual mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood.
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    The ‘Health Care Freedom Act’ Is a ScandalA bad bill designed to avoid scrutiny.
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    Confused Republican Senators Explain Why They Will Vote for Repeal ‘Disaster’John McCain calls for bipartisanship, votes to prevent it from happening.
  12. 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.
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    ‘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.
  14. The ‘Skinny Bill’ Is a Farce. Here’s the Real Reason Republicans Are Doing It.Some want to repeal Obamacare, others to replace it, others to repair it. Why are Republicans pushing a bill that does none of the above?
  15. McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted ForThe senator calls on his colleagues to abandon their indefensible approach to Obamacare repeal — minutes after voting to let them keep at it.
  16. Senate GOP Advances Health-Care Bill(s) to DebateSenate Republicans don’t know what their health-care bill is, or what it does, but they just voted to advance it to debate.
  17. Senate GOP to Reform Health-Care System on the Fly, in a BlindfoldSenate Republicans don’t know what their bill is or what it does. But they’re going to vote on it, anyway.
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    Study Disproves Trump’s Health-Care Promises to GOP ModeratesThey’ll take care of the Trumpcare victims for two years, then they’re on their own.
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    Trumpcare Is the Worst-Designed Social Policy in HistoryThe domestic equivalent of invading Iraq without a plan for the occupation.
  20. Obamacare and the Limits of PropagandaRepublicans’ extremism on health care has had a surprising effect.
  21. Here Is Where Things Stand With the Senate Health-Care BillMcConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass any version of it. But, in theory, he does have an incredibly narrow path to success.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. The Long, Winding Road to Republicans’ Failure on ObamacareIt’s been quite a ride, hasn’t it?
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    Trump: 48 Senate Votes for Trumpcare ‘Impressive by Any Standard’He makes deals. That’s what he does.
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    Trumpcare Collapsed Because the Republican Party Cannot GovernIt was never possible to reconcile public standards for a humane health-care system with conservative ideology.
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    Mitch McConnell Now Two Votes Short and Running Out of Time to Pass TrumpcareObamacare repeal is in big, big trouble.
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    Senators Figure Out McConnell Is Lying to Them About TrumpcareThis is why he wanted a really fast vote.
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    Republicans Give Away the Game on TrumpcareTom Price admits that insurance companies will go back to weeding out the sick.
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    Tom Price on Health-Care Bill: Up Is DownThe Trump administration gets Orwellian in its efforts to repeal Obamacare.
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    Vote on GOP Health-Care Bill Delayed While McCain Recovers from Sudden SurgeryMcCain is expected to recover, but the same can’t be said for the GOP’s haphazard efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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    Republicans Confident Senator Dean Heller Will Be ‘Bought Off,’ Pass TrumpcareRepublican statements about policies they can’t support have not meant much so far.
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    Republicans Still Can’t Design a Workable Health-Care PlanThey have till Thursday late morning. No pressure!
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    Why Didn’t Republicans Promise a Conservative Health-Care Plan?There’s a reason politicians never run on real conservative health-care ideas.
  35. Senate Republicans Are Moving Toward a New Health-Care CompromiseLet conservatives vote to fully repeal Obamacare — then have moderates and Democrats immediately pass a bill strengthening the law.
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    Trumpcare Is Having a Very Bad DayYou’re gonna need congressional approval and you don’t have the votes.
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    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.
  38. 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.
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    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!
  40. 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.
  41. Ted Cruz Has a Proposal That Just Might Save TrumpcareThe idea makes some sense politically, but would be a policy disaster.
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    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.
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    Trump Unaware of Trumpcare’s Single Most Important FeatureA hair-raising report from the president’s meeting with Republicans enrages Trump.
  44. 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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
  48. 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.
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    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.
  50. 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.
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