Tag Archives: Trumpcare

This is how public health care ends…. (or maybe not!)

When historians look back and wonder what happened to American democracy, they won’t have to look too hard for examples. Here’s a great one from just a few minutes ago, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, where Republicans are running down the clock before casting their votes to kill Obamacare. Senator Patty Murray asks […]

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If you really care about people who are transgender, or just people in general, please stay focused on health care for the next 24 hours

It's a distraction. They've been holding this up their sleeve for a while. They don't want people talking about Trumpcare. — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) July 26, 2017 As much as it pains me to look the other way, and not go off on a long, angry rant about the counterproductive, offensive, and very likely illegal […]

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OK, we’re now officially fighting for our lives. And this isn’t hyperbole.

OK, so the vote to advance Trumpcare in the Senate didn’t got our way today. It was close, but we lost, and now the limited period of meaningless discussion masquerading as ‘debate’ begins. As I mentioned yesterday, both sides can propose amendments during this 20-hour period, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is under no […]

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Declaring “Obamacare is death,” Trump ramps up rhetoric to push health care repeal through Congress. We have to stop him.

Not one to just accept the fact that the American people absolutely detest Trumpcare, tomorrow, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will once again attempt to push it through the Senate. Yes, it’s been called “the worst designed social policy in history,” and people have begged, since it will impact approximately one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy, […]

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The question is, can we kill the Senate health care bill before the Senate health care bill can kill us?

I’m not one to underestimate the political cunning Mitch McConnell, but it certainly looks like the Senate version of Trumpcare may be destined to go down in flames. [Which isn’t to say, of course, that we should stop fighting. If anything, it means that we should redouble our efforts.] Not only has it been slammed […]

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