New York Times and Washington Post reporters reveal Trump’s reaction in first calls after health care bill pulled

Before President Donald Trump spoke to the American people after the defeat of his proposed health care bill, he first reached out to two outlets he has previously referred to as “fake news.” Moments after Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor on Friday, Trump spoke to The New…

Trump predicts Obamacare will ‘explode’ as he blames Democrats for Trumpcare failure

Following the devastating setback of failing to get health care reform passed, President Donald Trump blamed Democrats and said his administration will now wait for Obamacare to “explode” in order to reach a bipartisan deal. “With no Democrats on board, we couldn’t quite get there, we’re just a very small number of votes short,” said…

‘No deal’: Hardline conservatives threaten to sink ‘Trumpcare’ on its make-or-break day

The Republican effort to overhaul the US healthcare system faces its biggest test yet Thursday as members of the House of Representatives are expected to vote on the American Health Care Act. Despite a push from President Donald Trump and administration officials, Republicans from both the conservative and moderate wings of the party have come…

6 ways the new health care reform bill would affect your wallet

For better or for worse, Republicans are one step closer to overhauling the federal law best known as Obamacare. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees released a draft of their legislative recommendations late Monday. These are the main committees with jurisdiction over health care. Their…

What does President Trump mean for health care?

Mark Wilson/Getty Images If you’re confused about the steps the Trump administration has taken to change the nation’s health care system, you’re not alone. A prominent Republican senator shares your bafflement. President Trump, in one of his first actions after he took office, signed an executive order that directed agencies to waive and delay Affordable…

Rand Paul introduces his ‘Obamacare Replacement Act’

Sen. Rand Paul introduced “The Obamacare Replacement Act” on Wednesday. The bill would remove parts of the Affordable Care Act including the individual mandate and minimum standards for care. It would also provide a two-year window for people with pre-existing conditions to sign up for care. It also includes new provisions such as an expanded…

Next Obamacare target: medical devices

Obamacare haters were dealt a serious blow today with the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling that the federal health insurance exchange is able to provide subsidies via the premium tax credit to individuals who buy their coverage there instead of through a state marketplace. However, don’t expect a little thing like the highest court in the…

High court rescues Obamacare (again)

By a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Obamacare subsidies that have helped millions of people buy health insurance through the federal marketplace at HealthCare.gov. In a case that had threatened to throw the health insurance market into chaos, the nation’s highest court has ruled against plaintiffs who argued that the money-saving…

Ending Obamacare could prove costly

Barring some planetary misalignment, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule before the end of the month on what could be the pin that pops the Obamacare balloon. The metaphor is particularly apt in the King v. Burwell case, given that President Obama’s ambitious health care reform, which has provided health insurance to 11.4 million Americans…

Democratic Budget Exposes New Obamacare Lie

Democrats confronted by the massive problems caused by Obamacare — millions of plans canceled, spiking premiums, lost doctors — have retreated to a vague promise to fix the law. But how can the American people trust the very politicians who told the infamous “if you like your plan, you can keep it” lie to actually…

The Premature Obamacare Victory Lap

President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees. Let’s take a look at this success. President Obama and the Democrats pushed through their signature domestic policy stating the “Affordable” Care Act would cover “every American.” They have used the figure of “48 million uninsured Americans.” Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch…

Talking Points to Support Failing Obamacare

Here are your Official Liberal Talking Points to support the failing Obamacare: 1: Haughtily sniff that you “knew” people would lose their health insurance and those who didn’t must not be paying attention. (Ignore the fact that President Obama has been declared Liar of the Year by mainstream media “Fact Checker” pundits for promising you…

Can Obama Recover?

Despite what some called “Obama’s worst year ever” and what everyone agreed was terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Obamacare rollout, Barack Obama’s job approval rating has bounced back out of the 30s and into the mid-40s—not great, but neither the inexorable slide into oblivion that many predicted. Once again, the reports of Obama’s political…

Make Obamacare Voluntary

Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As…