Health Care Reform - Obamacare

NewNot letting the Obamacare crisis go to waste

Not letting the Obamacare crisis go to waste

Republicans should take a lesson from Democrats. During President Obama’s battle to enact Obamacare, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, famously said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you could not do before.”

NewEnd Obamacare Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies Now

End Obamacare Cost-Sharing Reduction Subsidies Now

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In the ongoing debate about health care, the newest conversation revolves around cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies, which cover the cost of deductibles and out-of- pocket expenses for certain individuals. 

 

“Re-accommodate” Obamacare

“Re-accommodate” Obamacare

Do you want truth or ear-tickling? For example, on Monday, Politico called Speaker Ryan’s failed American Health Care Act (AHCA) a bill to “repeal Obamacare”... But the truth is, AHCA (“ah-ka”) does not repeal the 2,700-page Affordable Care Act.

CCHF to GOP Lawmakers: Talk to Your Constituents While Home on Break

CCHF to GOP Lawmakers: Talk to Your Constituents While Home on Break

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Republican lawmakers are steering clear of town hall meetings and public forums in their districts during the current April recess, USA Today is reporting, largely because of constituents’ displeasure with Obamacare repeal efforts in Washington. 

 

Does the Freedom Caucus Have a Plan?

Does the Freedom Caucus Have a Plan?

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) has pushed for full repeal of Obamacare…until now. These Republicans want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fully repealed. They opposed Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) and stopped two floor votes on AHCA (ah-ka). 

The Simplicity of Real Repeal

The Simplicity of Real Repeal

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Lawmakers are still squabbling about health care, more than a week after the American Health Care Act—a supposed replacement bill to the Affordable Care Act—failed in the House on March 24. House Speaker Paul Ryan told The Washington Post that Republicans will continue pushing for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

What Went Wrong?

What Went Wrong?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Late Friday afternoon, Congress pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA), just minutes before a scheduled vote. And over the weekend, many were asking, “What went wrong?”

The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas interview of Twila Brase

The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas interview of Twila Brase
March 25, 2017
Health Policy Expert: What Went Wrong With Ryancare? Conservatives Were Never Really Welcomed To Weigh In.
 

AHCA DOA

AHCA DOA

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Congress pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) this afternoon, just minutes before a scheduled vote. But too many conservative lawmakers had concerns and Republican votes were short, so the bill will not see the light of day, Fox News is reporting. 

 

Take It or Leave It?

Take It or Leave It?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The long-awaited vote on the American Health Care Act, a supposed repeal and replacement of Obamacare, is set for today, but Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) notes the President Donald Trump has issued an ultimatum to push Republicans to vote yes.