Tag Archives: Trumpcare

Trump Predictably Blows Fuse About New York Times Story Noting Failures To Fulfill His Campaign Promises

Here’s a bit of the story that has Hair Furor raging: President Trump leaves little doubt about what he thinks of his predecessor’s top domestic and international legacies. The health care program enacted by President Barack Obama is “outrageous” and “absolutely destroying everything in its wake.” The nuclear deal with Iran is “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions ...

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Major Medical Groups Denounce Trump’s “Catastrophic” Decision To Stop Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: Six physician groups are condemning a Trump administration decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law. Their statement Friday calls on Congress to act immediately to restore the payments to prevent what it called “dramatic, if not catastrophic, increases in premiums across the country” and millions of Americans losing coverage. The groups ...

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Trump Orders Halt To Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Before sunrise Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter to urge Democrats to make a deal: “The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding,” he wrote. “Massive subsidy ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Signs Executive Order To Destroy Obamacare Markets, Enable “Junk” Health Insurance

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is trying to do with the stroke of a pen what Republicans in Congress could not — bring about the end of the Obamacare markets. Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday directing an overhaul of major federal regulations that would encourage the rise of a raft of cheap, loosely regulated health ...

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Trump Vows To Issue Executive Order On Healthcare

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday pledged to take executive action on health care, saying he would go around Congress to provide new insurance options for Americans. Trump didn’t provide additional detail on what executive action he would take and the White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that ...

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Seth Meyers Mocks Trump’s Lie That There Wasn’t A Trumpcare Vote Because A Senator Is Hospitalized

Entertainment Weekly reports: According to President Donald Trump, a Republican senator — who he refused to name — would’ve voted yes on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that failed to pass, except he was in the hospital and could not vote. Since this was proven to be false, Seth Meyers had some fun at Trump’s expense on Late Night Thursday. ...

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GOP Surrenders: No Vote On Obamacare Repeal

Politico reports: Senate Republicans do not intend to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, putting an end to their Obamacare repeal effort for now. The decision was reached Tuesday after it became clear the bill would fail. Three Senate Republicans had said they would vote against the measure, and the GOP could only afford two defections. Last night Jimmy Kimmel spiked ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Press Conference With Spanish PM

Trump will surely be grilled about the NFL, Puerto Rico, Trumpcare, and North Korea. But the Spanish prime minister’s presence will add a unique wrinkle to the press conference. Bloomberg reports: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington Tuesday while his team back in Madrid attempts to turn the screws on a secessionist push ...

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IT’S DEAD, JIM: Collins Sticks The Knife In Trumpcare

Business Insider reports: The Congressional Budget Office said the latest attempt by Republicans in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave “millions” of Americans without insurance. The CBO stopped short of putting a more specific number on its assessment, as it has in the past, saying it needs more time to do that. The score ...

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Bill Cassidy Literally Yawns As Police Drag Screaming Disabled Protesters Out Of Trumpcare Hearing [VIDEO]

Law Newz reports: Chaos erupted in the Senate today as hearings began on the Graham-Cassidy bill which aims to repeal and replace Obamacare. Almost as soon as the gavels went down to initiate the hearings, pro-healthcare protesters with the organization ADAPT–which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today–made their presence felt. A chant began, “No cuts to Medicaid, save our ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters Monday afternoon. It’s the first briefing since President Trump attacked NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right ...

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Sen. Ted Cruz: I’m A “No” On Trumpcare For Now

Politico reports: Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee. The Texas Republican said at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin that he and Lee had offered amendments to the Graham-Cassidy proposal that ...

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Susan Collins: I’m Leaning “No” On Trumpcare [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot President Barack Obama’s health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, have said they would vote against the legislation, ...

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Trump Predictably Lashes Out At John McCain

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act, saying the senator had let his state down and been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise. In a series of angrily worded tweets sent from ...

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Cassidy Hits Back At Jimmy Kimmel: He Just Doesn’t Understand Our Plan To Destroy Obamacare [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Sen. Bill Cassidy has responded to late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s searing indictment of his proposed health care bill in an appearance on CNN’s New Day. CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Cassidy about Kimmel’s comments on Wednesday morning, to which the senator replied: “I’m sorry he does not understand. Under Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson more people will have coverage, and we protect ...

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Trump Attacks Rand Paul On Obamacare Repeal

Politico reports: Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is “such a negative force” on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning amid a final GOP push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Senate Republicans have restarted in recent days their stalled efforts to undo former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, throwing support behind ...

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Jimmy Kimmel Blasts Sen. Bill Cassidy Over Republican Healthcare Bill: He Just Lied Right To My Face [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Jimmy Kimmel railed against a new Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, this time calling one senator a liar for claiming that he supported a health care bill that guaranteed coverage for all families. The senator, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, has been saying that any type of health care plan had to pass what he called the ...

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Lindsey Graham Expresses Confidence In Last Ditch Republican Campaign To Destroy Obamacare [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A chief sponsor of Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he’s “never felt better about where we’re at” but stopped short of predicting the GOP has the votes to pass the measure. That word comes from South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham who spoke to reporters after Republicans’ closed-door luncheon where Vice President Mike Pence joined the lobbying ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Obamacare Repeal Bill

ABC News reports: Around 11:30 today, the Senate is expected to vote on a straight repeal-only option based on 2015 piece of legislation that passed both chambers of Congress but was vetoed by then-President Barack Obama. Although that language cleared the House and Senate back then, some Senate Republicans acknowledge now that the vote was symbolic. It was used by ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Again Votes On Obamacare Repeal

Business Insider breaks down what might happen: After a rush of confusion leading up to the vote, it appears that McConnell’s tactics are starting to come into view. Based on statements from various members, McConnell’s current plan is to allow a vote on an Obamacare repeal-only bill to go first and likely fail. Then, they will vote on the Better ...

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