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Affordable Care Act

  1. 2020 elections
    Another Deep-Red State Votes to Expand MedicaidIn a fairly close vote, Missouri became the 38th state to sign on, even as Republicans try to cripple the Affordable Care Act.
  2. health care
    Deep-Red Oklahoma Narrowly Passes Medicaid ExpansionMore health care is popular, even in heavily Republican states.
  3. vision 2020
    If He Wants to Save the Country, Biden Needs to Understand Obama’s FailuresIf he wins, Biden will face challenges more daunting than those Obama faced, and failed to vanquish, in 2009. He’ll need to aim higher.
  4. vision 2020
    As Coronavirus Rages, Republicans Still Don’t Have a Health-Care PlanIn a pandemic, Republican fecklessness on health care is likely to be a bigger advantage for Democrats than it was in the 2018 midterms.
  5. obamacare
    Supreme Court Will Hear Obamacare Case Shortly Before the 2020 ElectionWhen the Court takes up this case, voters will get a reminder shortly before Election Day that Republicans want to take away health-care coverage.
  6. inequality
    The Workers Who Sign Us Up For Obamacare Can’t Afford Health CareA federal contractor helps people sign up for Obamacare. But it pays poor wages, discourages unionization, and offers expensive health insurance.
  7. medicare for all
    Do Americans Want Choice, Or Do They Just Want Health Care?There’s not much reason to think that Americans value consumer choice over affordability, or a guarantee of care.
  8. health care
    Uninsured Rate Goes Up for First Time Since ObamacareThe Trump administration’s campaign to undermine Obamacare seems to be working to an extent.
  9. health care
    If Democrats Flip Senate, They Plan to Fix Obamacare, Not Pass Medicare for AllIf Democrats win the Senate and take on the filibuster, their health-care agenda will involve an Obamacare fix and some strengthening of Medicare.
  10. vision 2020
    Is Beating Trump the Best Democrats Can Hope to Achieve in 2020?Maybe electability is the only candidate quality that matters if Democrats can’t figure out a way to enact their agenda.
  11. health care
    Trump Claims He Saved Obamacare, Despite His Multiple Attempts to Kill ItThe latest in a series of breathtaking presidential lies denies his entire first-term health-care policy record.
  12. dan lipinski
    House Democratic Campaign Committee Cancels Fundraiser for Anti-Abortion DemProgressive and pro-choice groups refused to back off support for Lipinski primary opponent Marie Newman, and the DCCC threw in the towel.
  13. health care
    The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health InsuranceNo wonder people want Medicare for All: Those deductibles, co-pays, and premiums are making insurance nearly useless for many.
  14. trump administration
    The Trump DOJ Just Put Killing Obamacare Above the Rule of LawThe Trump DOJ’s quest to kill the ACA by judicial fiat is an expression of contempt for democracy, rule of law, and competent governance.
  15. politics
    Pelosi Returns to Speakership With a Far More Cohesive Democratic MajorityPelosi’s last House majority had significant divisions and bore the burden of Obama’s agenda. Today’s Democrats must only fight and investigate Trump.
  16. health care
    Some Conservatives Aren’t Celebrating This Texas Ruling Against the ACAAs much as conservatives hate the ACA, they know they can’t get rid of it without an alternative. And they still don’t have one.
  17. obamacare
    Judge Strikes Down Obamacare, but the GOP Should Hold Its ApplauseWhether the decision holds up or not, Republicans won’t like what comes next.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Kemp Lies About Abrams Lying About Kemp’s Lies on Health CareBrian Kemp thinks the best defense against a damaging charge is an offensive myth about his opponent’s position.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 2018 midterms
    Republicans: Trump Is a Mad King — Vote for Us to Give Him Unchecked PowerAs the midterm campaign enters the homestretch, the GOP is delivering the Democrats’ message for them.
  22. health care
    Top Maine Court Orders GOP Governor to Stop Ignoring Voters and Expand MedicaidMaine’s fiery right-wing governor has vowed to go to jail before allowing a Medicaid expansion. He may get his wish.
  23. obamacare
    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.
  24. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh Is Encountering Little Resistance on His Way to the Supreme CourtThe likely unwinnable battle to derail his nomination lacks the energy of last year’s health care fight.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  28. Incremental Health Reform Can Still (Slowly) WorkWhile single-payer is a giant leap to universal health coverage, smaller steps have been and probably will continue to be necessary.
  29. Obama Aides Strike Back at Chicago Democrat Who Didn’t Stand With POTUSThey spoke out against Dan Lipinski, who’s facing a tough primary, after a mailer tried to link him to the 44th president.
  30. House Democratic Leaders Rally to Defend Their Illinois HereticDoes a Democratic “big tent” really require that deep blue districts continue to elect congressmen like the right-of-center Dan Lipinski?
  31. 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.
  32. Trump Administration Proposes Obamacare-Flouting Health PlansThe administration is attempting to kill the law by a thousand cuts.
  33. HHS Secretary Calls Blatant Violation of Health Care Law a ‘Cry for Help’In what’s supposed to be a law-and-order administration, HHS’s tolerance for Idaho’s efforts to nullify the Affordable Care Act is astonishing.
  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. Trump Again Claims, Wrongly, That Obamacare Has Been RepealedWhatever gets you through the night, Mr. President.
  36. 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.
  37. Obamacare Is Off Life Support — for NowDespite Trump’s sabotage, sign-ups are surging and the law is more popular than ever.
  38. Maine Governor Plans to Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Statewide VoteMainers voted to expand Medicaid, but Governor Paul LePage says he won’t do it unless his conditions are met.
  39. get that money
    Here’s How to Invoice Trump for Your Birth ControlAn invoice generator in response to Trump’s decision to roll back the birth-control mandate.
  40. Trump Administration Causes Insurance Spike in Iowa and Blames It on ObamacareBoth Obamacare proponents and opponents were wary of Iowa’s proposed waiver.
  41. Ryan Rejects Bipartisan Health Care ‘Fix’ and Now Trump Does, TooBefore the Alexander-Murray proposal was even finalized, the House Speaker deep-sixed it. And Trump, who was supportive yesterday, changed his mind.
  42. Obamacare Subsidies May Continue Despite Trump’s Worst EffortsThe courts, or Congress, could step in.
  43. Trump Executive Order Could Gut Obamacare MarketsBy making healthy people flee them.
  44. Trump Reaches Out to Chuck Schumer on Health CareBut any kind of bipartisan deal is a long way off.
  45. Trump Personally Tried to Sabotage Obamacare in IowaIowa wanted to implement (very conservative) reforms to keep its largest insurer on the exchanges. Trump got wind of the plan and ordered it killed.
  46. CHIP Extension Dangerously Delayed Past Expiration DateWhat should have been a no-brainer is getting complicated and dangerous for the 9 million kids and pregnant women covered by CHIP.
  47. The Trump Administration Just Confirmed That It Is Sabotaging ObamacareHHS explains that it is cutting enrollment efforts because Americans “won’t be convinced to sign up for ‘Washington-knows-best’ health coverage.”
  48. The Most Cathartic Obamacare Repeal Failures, RankedA definitive list.
  49. Heathcare.gov to Go Down for Maintenance During Obamacare Enrollment PeriodAt a minimum, it’s negligent. But also could be the Trump administration’s latest attempt to sabotage Obamacare.
  50. Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Effort May Get a VoteHere we go again, again.
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