The Republican effort to undo the requirement that people get insured would unleash sales of cheaper policies offering little coverage.
Month: November 2017
One short video illustrating Lindsey Graham’s stunning hypocrisy on Trump
During an interview with CNN on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was asked if he’s concerned about recent reports that President Trump has been privately questioning whether a recording of him bragging about groping women is legitimate and that he remains interested in racist conspiracy theories about President Obama’s birth certificate.
Instead of answering, Graham tried to turn the tables and attacked the media for reporting about those issues in the first place.
Insurance officials: ‘Anything is possible’ in Obamcare market with no mandate, even insurer exits
This open enrollment period, residents in many states across the country have only one or two insurer options if they purchase plans on the Obamacare exchange.
In Delaware, residents have only one. After Aetna announced it was exiting the exchange in May — leaving Highmark as the only company insuring residents who don’t get coverage through work — Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro said that he “would hope that our elected officials in Washingt...
These are the lies John McCain is telling himself so he can support Trump’s tax cuts
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will vote for the Senate tax reform bill, he announced Thursday.
“After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support the Senate tax reform bill,” McCain said in a statement Thursday morning. “I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families.”
After careful consideration...
Faith leaders arrested as major religious groups rally against the GOP tax reform bill
Faith groups are rallying against the new GOP-led tax reform proposal currently making its way through the U.S. Senate, with some enduring arrest as they urge lawmakers to abandon a bill they say will primarily benefit the wealthy at the expense of vulnerable and low-income families.
On Wednesday, a group of more than 2,400 faith leaders hailing from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist, and other faith traditions signed onto a letter addressed to Senate leadership decrying the...
Republicans have decided that a corporate tax cut is more important than middle class families
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced an amendment to the Senate tax bill on Wednesday that would help provide a bit more relief for middle class families in a tax bill that currently doesn’t do much to help them. Unfortunately, President Trump reportedly opposes it.
Under the current proposed Senate tax bill, the child tax credit is expanded to $2,000, but isn’t refundable. This means that lower-income families who don’t make enough for income ta...
CBO says Obamacare fix wouldn’t do much if individual mandate is repealed
The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper analyzed what would happen if a bill to fix Obamacare's cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments were paired with a repeal of the health care law's individual mandate
McConnell promises Collins tax bill won’t lead to Medicare cut
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is promising the GOP tax bill, which is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, will not result in cuts to Medicare next year.McConnell off...