WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at insurers on Monday in an escalating threat to cut the healthcare subsidy payments that make Obamacare plans affordable, after repeatedly urging Republican senators to keep working to undo his Democratic predecessor's healthcare law.
Month: July 2017
Baldwin: It’s Time to Stop Obamacare …
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) tells Ari Melber that President Trump’s new team should press him to switch gears in the health care debate.
A Quartz visual guide to the current state of US government dysfunction
On his first day at work, the new White House chief of staff, John Kelly, brought in some order: He pushed Anthony Scaramucci, the flamboyant and divisive new communications director, out of his job. But whether Kelly can impose some discipline on the rest of the Trump administration and its allies in Congress is another matter.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Anthony Scaramucci, the newly hired White House Communications Director, was newly fired today, more than two weeks before his official first day on the job.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a self-proclaimed champion of the free market, just announced that he’s giving $3 billion in taxpayer money to Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer.
Hatch: GOP ‘too divided’ to restart ObamaCare repeal
A top Senate Republican said he thinks congressional Republicans are too divided right now to continue trying to repeal ObamaCare.Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said he and other senior Republicans will take that messag...
WATCH: Trump previously said letting Obamacare implode was ‘not the right thing’
In February he said that allowing Obamacare to fail is "not the fair thing to do for the people."
After collapse of Obamacare repeal in the Senate, growing calls for bipartisanship
The sensational collapse of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare in the Senate last week is fueling fresh optimism that lawmakers might finally work in a bipartisan fashion to fix the Affordable Care Act.
Black women’s ‘equal pay day’ reminds us how persistent the wage gap is
Black women receive 67 cents to a white man’s dollar.CREDIT: iStockPhoto
Monday is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks when black women are paid the same wages as their white male peers were paid last year. Black women are paid only 67 cents on the dollar relative to non-Hispanic white men, according to analysis from the Economic Policy Institute.
Black women could lose $840,040 over...
Ohioans dropped by Anthem on Obamacare exchange will have insurance option
Trump’s latest attempt to gut Obamacare could backfire spectacularly
Congratulations on your expanded welfare state!CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
As soon as this week, according to Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, Trump intends to decide whether to cut off payments intended to stabilize insurance markets and make health care affordable for many Americans with modest incomes.
Trump apparently believes that cutting off these payments will help “implode” Obam...