A reporter finally asked Trump to just explain his health care plan. His response was a train wreck.

During a joint White House news conference with the prime minister of Greece on Tuesday, President Trump was asked an extremely basic question about his health care plan. He responded with a lengthy, incoherent word salad.

Trump was responding to Fox News’ John Roberts, who noted that Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act through legislation have failed, and then asked him, “I’m wondering, at this point, what is your health care plan, sir?”<...

BREAKING: Senators reach bipartisan deal to save key Obamacare subsidies

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have reached a deal on “a short-term limited plan to stabilize health care markets,” Alexander announced Tuesday afternoon.

Alexander, the chair of the Senate Health Committee, said there was no guarantee from Senate Leadership that the bill would go to the floor for a vote, but that Alexander and Murray, the ranking member on the Senate Health Committee, were going to round up co-sponsors and then present the bill to Senate Major...

The road to single-payer is being paved by two centrist Democrats

Once upon a time, when single-payer was considered a pipe dream and it was far from certain that Obamacare would become law, the idea of a “public option” represented the greatest realistic hope for progressives seeking to expand access to health care. The House version of health reform included a weak public option, but it was ultimately abandoned because conservative Senate Democrats wouldn’t support it.

Now, nearly a decade later, two centrist Democrats have off...

Regulator points the finger directly at Trump after approving massive health care rate increase

For years, Republicans have criticized Obamacare for making health care too expensive, misleadingly claiming that the law has led to skyrocketing costs. But now, the insurance industry and state regulators are complaining that it’s actually President Trump’s actions that are directly responsible for raising premiums.

Days after President Trump signed an executive order to allow people to buy skimpier, cheaper health care plans and confirmed the federal government will st...

Trump brags that plunging stocks are evidence of his success

President Donald Trump claimed in a tweet Saturday morning that plunging health insurance stocks were evidence of his success — just three days after insisting the media cover soaring stock prices, purportedly the result of his successes as president.

Trump published the tweet two days after the White House announced a new health care policy in which the federal government will halt its practice of paying insurance companies for subsidizing health care for low-income people.

Several states vow to sue Trump administration over Obamacare sabotage

The Trump administration’s recent decision to abruptly end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that helps insurers lower out-of-pocket medical fees for millions of Americans has spurred some states to consider taking legal action.

Attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New York have said they plan to sue the Trump administration in order to keep money flowing to their states.

“Hundreds of thousands of New York fa...

Trumpcare is here

Just two weeks after the Senate once again tried — and failed — to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it’s become eminently clear that those failures don’t matter. Trumpcare has arrived.

On Thursday morning, President Trump signed an executive order that will allow people to buy stripped down health insurance plans if they’re unsatisfied with options offered on the Obamacare exchanges, and hours later the White House confirmed Trump will stop making critic...

‘It was a group of 13 men who did it’: Republican senator criticizes GOP health care reform efforts

During a Friday morning speech in which she announced she’ll forgo a run for governor and stay in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) criticized Senate Republican leadership for shutting women out of the process of developing health care legislation.

Amid a broader critique of the secretive process Republicans used in their failed attempts to repeal Obamacare earlier this year, Collins decried that “the Senate Republican health care bills were drafted behind close...

Obamacare sabotage in Florida: they had the most signups, and now they have the most to lose

Alex spends his days explaining how health insurance works to people in Florida. People who are enrolled in private plans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace call a 1-800 number, and he’s there to answer any questions they may have about premium tax credits, coinsurance, and things of that sort. He’s a licensed navigator for the Community Health Interventions & Sickle Cell Agency Inc., which receives a federal grant for its efforts. And this time last month, he was temporarily...