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Republicans’ Attempts to Scrap the ACA Produce a Surprising Side Effect

GOP legislators struggling to “repeal and replace” find themselves facing stronger public support for Obamacare and rising sentiment for a right to health care.

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President Trump Doesn’t Have a Handle on Health Care, Times Interview Confirms

In a curious sit-down with The New York Times, Trump calls attention to gaps in his understanding of health care policy and feeds other doubts about him held by his critics.

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 READ MORE



Hundreds of Activists Occupy the Capitol to Protest Trumpcare

Scores of people are arrested in what organizers describe as the largest demonstration against the GOP bill so far.

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Here’s How Republican Lawmakers Are Responding to Medicaid Advocates

Disability rights activists protesting the proposed GOP health care bill’s cuts to Medicaid are being met with slammed doors and, in some cases, police force.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Health Care and the Politics of Disposability

The right’s politics are as vicious as ever, but they also present a unique opportunity.

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Makes a Push on Health Bill but Still Supports Repeal-Only Option as a Backup

GOP moderates and conservatives continue to disagree over the proposed Senate health care legislation.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 READ MORE


Now’s the Time for Medicare for All (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward a universal single-payer system.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Sanders Has His Priorities Backward; We Can’t Delay Medicare for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders (pictured, left) was on track to introduce and advocate for a Medicare-for-all bill, but now he says his priority is to improve the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 READ MORE



Why the Obamacare Repeal Effort Will Never Disappear

People will continue to vote for the party that will strip them of their health care as long as it promises to turn back the clock and “Make America White Again.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE



Medicare for All: It’s a Matter of Life and Death

“The science is showing us that if you lack health insurance ... people die earlier as a result,” says Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE



Senate Leaders Scramble for a Deal on Health Care Bill

The proposal crafted by Republican senators has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill, and prospects for changing that are uncertain.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE



It’s Time for Medicare for All

Democrats would be wise to seize the moment. They shouldn’t just defend the Affordable Care Act but also forge ahead to create a universal single-payer system.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE



Elizabeth Warren on ‘Conservative’ Obamacare and Why ‘the Next Step is Single-Payer’

In an interview, the Massachusetts senator explains how she’s reaching out to Trump voters and why the Democratic Party needs to follow a more progressive agenda.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE



One Thing That Trump and Obama Agree On

Both men consider the GOP health care bill “mean,” but the current president still wants it to pass. (Update: The Congressional Budget Office is painting a grim picture of the legislation’s potential effect.)

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE



The Republicans’ Secret Health Care Bill

If enacted, it would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE



Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care

Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill, which repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written

Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

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Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle

The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. (Pictured, President Obama’s signature on the ACA.)

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



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A muckraking new book exposes the hidden reality of oral disease—a stepchild in the health care debate and likely the largest pre-existing condition of all—in the United States.

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Gutting Health Care in Darkness

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are trying to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act using methods totally at odds with how it was brought to life seven years ago.

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Republicans Are Putting Single-Payer Health Care on the Table With Their Anti-Obamacare Fanaticism

Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE



Trumpcare Is the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance

The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

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Senate Republicans Plan Health Bill That Keeps Some of Obamacare (Video)

Their approach probably ensures that the GOP will eventually have to face legislation that doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Pictured, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.)

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Trumpcare Is a Transfer From the Sick and Poor to the Rich and Healthy

Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and substitute basically nothing.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Philosophy Lesson

The comedian uses his personal experience to ask the philosophical questions that need to animate every debate about health care.

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE



Rep. Mo Brooks Faces Backlash Over Health Care Comment

After the Alabama Republican (pictured on right, with CNN’s Jake Tapper) refers to healthy people as those who have “led good lives,” angry and passionate responses erupt online.

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Why the Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough (Audio and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and activist Dr. Paul Song discuss the failures of Obamacare and the future of health care reform. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Nearly Half of Doctors in LinkedIn Poll Back Single-Payer Health Care

Many said they would accept earning less if it meant less insurance bureaucracy, more time with patients and a clearer conscience as a result, the networking site reports.

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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some

To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan

Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE



The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare

The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE



No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill

The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE



Did the Koch Brothers Take Down the GOP Health Care Bill?

Advocacy groups run by the billionaire siblings may have swayed enough Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE



House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill

President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE



New Poll Shows 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove of GOP Health Care Plan

The results come just as House Republicans, citing a lack of support for the legislation, postpone a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE



Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation

Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE


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