After this week’s Republican losses in the House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has essentially given up the eight-year effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to the Washington Post.
In a sign of how utterly committed they are to taking healthcare away from people, reports suggest the GOP is gearing up to take yet another crack at fully repealing the Affordable Care Act should they retain control of Congress after the midterms.
The Trump administration recently approved new health insurance rules that will help further cripple the already embattled Affordable Care Act. The rules regard so-called “short-term insurance,” plans that are meant to help people fill a gap in coverage, but aren’t intended to provide any serious medical care. The…
A federal judge on Friday rejected the Trump administration’s approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid restructuring plan, days before the controversial policy was set to go into effect.
The Republican Party has spent the several years trying its hardest to ruin the already terrible American healthcare system, and in the last year and a half, it has finally gotten its wish. Surprisingly, it seems like a lot of people aren’t cool with that!
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee—the group tasked with making sure Democrats win House races around the country—has a problem. You see, while Donald Trump and his cronies do everything in their power to dismantle anything even resembling reasonable healthcare legislation in the United States, the DCCC…
The GOP tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year, so now it’s trying another strategy: deciding not to fight a legal effort to rule key parts of the law unconstitutional, including the ban on insurers denying coverage or charging an obscene amount to people who have “pre-existing conditions.”
If you thought the Senate majority was going to take the summer off from hoisting their horror show vision of the world onto the rest of us, think again.
Single payer has often been seen as a far-left radical view that does not comport with practical realities, especially in comparison to a much more moderate national healthcare program like the Affordable Care Act.
While the Trump administration continues to grab headlines with a never-ending barrage of scandals, the president’s much quieter war on the social safety net is still firing at all cylinders.
Horror stories about the American healthcare system surface almost every day. Perhaps the most dystopian illustration of this is the fact that GoFundMe pages to help people with medical bills have become depressingly ritualistic. So it’s not that surprising that in the upcoming 2018 midterms, healthcare is the bread…
Oh, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that the Affordable Care Act redistributed an enormous amount of wealth—$16 billion annually—from the 1 percent to poor Americans?
The conversation about healthcare in America often (correctly) focuses on how utterly insane it is that the United States doesn’t provide healthcare to every citizen, but it turns out the outcomes aren’t much better for people with insurance.
The federal government told the state of Idaho on Thursday that its plan to allow insurers to sell shoddy, cheap health plans that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act cannot move ahead because it is illegal and dumb.
Last summer, I inhaled a rare, flesh-eating bacteria that nearly killed me. Naturally, six months later I went back and interviewed my doctors (among others) and tried to figure out what might have happened had I been one of the 28 million Americans who are completely uninsured.
Last week, Congress passed a two-year budget deal to avoid the world’s tiniest shutdown. In it, Democrats got some non-defense spending increases while Republicans got a massive increase in military spending. And, right on cue, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s reaction to this was Paul Ryan’s same reaction to literally…
On Tuesday, Oregon residents voted to fund the state Medicaid program by levying fees, known as assessments, on hospitals and insurance providers in the state. The ballot referendum, named Measure 101, had the support of virtually every healthcare advocacy organization in the state, including the organizations that…
Representative Pat Meehan, Republican from Pennsylvania, has reached peak “thanks, Obama”-ism by attributing his mistreatment of a younger female aide to stress stemming from the Affordable Care Act.
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted this victory for the working classes on Twitter:
While the Affordable Care Act remains popular and beneficial for many Americans, the current enrollment period ended at midnight on Friday without the Trump administration offering to extend the deadline to accommodate late–comers.