Ady Barkan, a young father who recently learned he has ALS, writes that the GOP tax plan would throw life-sustaining Medicare insurance into jeopardy: it would raise the deficit by more than $1 trillion, automatically triggering cuts that would devastate our country's safety net.
While traveling Thursday on an airplane from Washington, GOP Sen. Jeff Flake debated a voter in a wide-ranging discussion about the GOP tax plan, the issue of Dreamers, the Affordable Care Act and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Republicans say they have the votes! They're going to pass a massive tax reform bill Friday night that would permanently lower corporate tax rates and undo the Obamacare individual coverage mandate. And a bunch of other stuff. We're not exactly sure about everything it would do yet. Why? Because we haven't read the tax reform bill.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday she supports the repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate. <...
When Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski helped defeat her own party's bill to repeal Obamacare earlier this year, she said she was applauded upon her arrival at airports across her home state of Alaska.
House Republicans are prepared to pass a massive tax overhaul Thursday -- a feat that hasn't been accomplished in three decades -- likely without the political fireworks or internal heartache that nearly sank the House's Obamacare repeal bill earlier this year.
On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee unveiled the latest version of a GOP tax plan, which includes a proposal to repeal Obamacare's requirement that most people have health care coverage or pay a fine. That's the most notable new provision in the revised tax overhaul, but it is far from the only one. <...