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...

To sell his tax plan, Trump cites economist who helped wreck Kansas’ economy

While he was live-tweeting his favorite show on Monday morning, President Trump touted support that former Reagan administration Economic Policy Advisory Board member Art Laffer expressed for his tax cut proposal.

Art Laffer just said that he doesn't know how a Democrat could vote against the big tax cut/reform bill and live with themselves! @FoxNews

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2017

The plan, released last mo...

Republican senator says Trump’s health policy will hurt American citizens

President Donald Trump’s health policy is hurting U.S. citizens, says Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), “by affecting the ability of vulnerable people to receive health care right now.” On CNN’s State of the Union, Collins blasted the Trump administration’s decision to stop paying insurance companies for subsidizing health plans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace.   

Collins is not the first Republican to criticize Trump for undercutting ...

Steve Bannon admits Trump is intentionally trying to ‘blow up’ health insurance markets

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon told a conservative crowd at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday that Donald Trump cut off certain payments to insurers as part of an intentional effort to tank certain health insurance markets.

“Then you had Obamacare,” Bannon said as part of a list of so-called Trump accomplishments that Bannon thought would please the crowd, “not going to make the CSR payments. That’s going to blow that thing up — gonn...

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.

White House claims Trump’s Twitter account is personal, so he can block whoever he likes

The White House has filed a legal brief arguing people blocked by President Donald Trump’s Twitter account cannot sue him for restricting their access to his tweets. Opponents say the brief is tantamount to claiming the Commander in Chief’s social media use is beyond the reach of the First Amendment, placing the president above the law.

The argument came in reaction to a lawsuit filed in July by seven users who have been blocked by Trump on Twitter and the Knight First Amendment Ins...

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...