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  • Fourth GOP senator opposes Trump Fed pick Herman Cain, effectively ending his path to confirmation

    04/11/2019 2:21:57 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 11, 2019 | Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer, N.D., on Thursday became the fourth member of his party’s caucus to tell reporters he would vote against a nomination for former pizza executive Herman Cain to join the board of the Federal Reserve. “If I had to [vote] today, I would vote no” on Cain, Cramer told reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill. Cain has yet to be formally nominated by President Donald Trump, but last week Trump announced that Cain was his pick to fill one of two open seats on the central bank’s board. Trump intends to nominate conservative economist and author...
  • Jonathan Gruber’s Mini-Me’s

    12/31/2014 6:30:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 30, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    MIT economist Jonathan Gruber got his 15 weeks of fame in 2014 when videos surfaced in which he candidly admitted to deception, and a jaundiced view of American public opinion, while promoting Obamacare as it travelled its rocky road to passage by Congress. Actually, Accuracy in Academia has been covering Jonathan Gruber’s “mini mes” for decades. Just last Fall: o “Once upon a time, there was a saying among the young: ‘The answer is more beer. What is the question?’” I wrote on December 8, 2014. “Substitute the word ‘government’ for the word ‘beer’ and you have what could be...
  • Poll: Few Americans say they have benefited from key aspects of ObamaCare

    04/07/2019 11:07:18 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/4/19 | Matthew Sheffield
    Few Americans believe their health care situation has been improved by key components of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Thursday. Across party lines, most registered voters contacted for the March 30-31 survey said major provisions of former President Obama's signature health care law either had no real impact on them or had made things worse.
  • Buttigieg Says Crying ‘Socialism’ is Tired: Obamacare Was a Conservative Idea...

    04/04/2019 9:06:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4/4/2019 | Colby Hall
    Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg appeared on Good Morning America Thursday morning and addressed the “socialist” label in the frank and candid manner that has given rise to his upstart campaign. The focus of the conversation? Is the label “socialist” a liability in today’s political landscape? George Stephanopoulos asked the South Bend Mayor about an essay he wrote in High School that ostensibly praised Bernie Sanders self-identifying as a “socialist” in context of the term being used by the right to vilify progressive candidates on the left. Buttigieg corrected the GMA anchor and said that the focus of his award-winning...
  • McConnell to Trump: We're not repealing and replacing Obamacare

    04/02/2019 1:43:38 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/2/2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told President Trump in a conversation Monday that the Senate will not be moving comprehensive health care legislation before the 2020 election, despite the president asking Senate Republicans to do that in a meeting last week.
  • Trump Retreats on Health Care, Saying Republican Plan Will Appear After the 2020 Election

    04/02/2019 6:55:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04/02/2019 | Eileen Sullivan and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump announced that Republicans would not present a health care overhaul proposal until after the 2020 election, punting on coming up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which the administration is currently fighting in court to invalidate. The issue now will dominate presidential campaigns in the months leading up to the 2020 election. Mr. Trump announced his new timetable in a thread of Twitter posts late Monday, putting off one of his biggest campaign promises until, the president hopes, he is re-elected. “Everybody agrees that ObamaCare doesn’t work,” began Mr. Trump, who went on to add that...
  • Trump’s health care agenda is a legal disaster

    03/29/2019 9:12:36 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    Vox ^ | 03/29/2019 | Dylan Scott
    President Donald Trump’s health care agenda keeps running aground, again and again, in the courts. Unable to pass a health care bill in Congress, the Trump administration decided to use regulations to roll back the Affordable Care Act and reshape Medicaid. But those plans have been blocked repeatedly by the judiciary. This week alone, federal judges ruled against Medicaid work requirements and association health plans, two signature Trump proposals. Some of the losses have come on technical grounds, with judges chastising the administration for pushing through new regulations without properly accounting for their consequences or public comments on the proposals....
  • Justice Department sides with court ruling Obamacare invalid

    03/25/2019 7:30:14 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2019 | Peter Sullivan
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it is siding with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The move is an escalation of the Trump administration's legal battle against the health care law. The DOJ previously argued in court that the law's pre-existing condition protections should be struck down. Now, the administration argues the entire law should be invalidated......
  • DOJ changes course: Entire ACA should be struck down

    03/25/2019 7:21:11 PM PDT · by Revel · 53 replies
    Modern healthcare ^ | 3/25/19 | Susannah Luthi
    The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday took a broader stance against the Affordable Care Act, telling a federal appeals court the entire law can be discarded. The agency called on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a district court ruling invalidating the entire Obamacare law, saying it "is not urging that any portion of the district court's judgment be reversed." The one-page letter came hours after 21 Democratic state attorneys general argued that Congress' zeroing out of the penalty did not make the individual mandate unconstitutional, as U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor decided in mid-December. At...
  • ObamaCare enrollment declines slightly to 11.4M signups for 2019

    03/25/2019 1:48:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/25/19 | Peter Sullivan
    ObamaCare signups declined by about 400,000 people from 2018 to 2019, according to new data released Monday by the Trump administration. The report shows that about 11.4 million people signed up in 2019, down from 11.8 million people last year. The Trump administration downplayed the change, calling it a “minimal decline” in the number of people signing up for health insurance under the law. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees ObamaCare, also said in a news release that there is “stability on the Exchanges,” a departure from arguments long made by other Republicans, including President Trump,...
  • Gallup editor says most Americans want to see a change to health care system

    02/07/2019 12:28:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 07 2019 | Julia Manchester
    Gallup editor-in-chief Mohamed Younis said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that most Americans want to see some change in the health care system. "When you ask people, a majority of them actually want to see something change," Younis told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Wednesday, referring to a new Hill-HarrisX survey. "A majority of people say there [are] either major problems or that the health care system is currently in crisis," he continued. "So there's appetite for change. There's majority support for the ACA [Affordable Care Act] in place, but over 40 percent of people want...
  • Trump’s plan to improve healthcare, that everyone said wouldn’t work, is already working...

    02/04/2019 8:10:58 PM PST · by caww · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 2/4/2019 | Jack Hunter
    In June, the Trump administration instituted new rules that would allow small businesses and individuals to access health insurance through what the president called “ association health plans.” This would permit certain businesses and the self-employed to band together, even across state lines, to provide coverage for members outside of Obamacare’s strict rules. It turns out association health plans have quickly become a solution to many Americans’ coverage problems, are more affordable than Obamacare, and are helping many get the care they need. “It's time to acknowledge that critics may have misjudged one of the Trump administration's signature health-care policies...
  • Texas judge allows Obamacare to remain while his ruling is appealed

    12/30/2018 10:20:55 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 30, 2018 | By Bruce Golding
    The Texas judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional earlier this month agreed Sunday to stay his decision from taking effect until it can be appealed. Federal Judge Reed O’Connor said he didn’t believe 17 state attorneys general, led by California’s Xavier Becerra, would prevail in their challenge of his blockbuster ruling. “But because many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal, the Court finds that the December 14, 2018 Order declaring the Individual Mandate unconstitutional and inseverable should be stayed,” he wrote in the 30-page order.
  • Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act.

    12/15/2018 4:53:09 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/14/2018 | By David K. Li
    In a ruling sure to be appealed to Supreme Court, Texas court says the ACA, also known as Obamacare, can no longer stand without the penalty against the uninsured. A federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that former President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation has fallen down like a losing game of "Jenga." But the White House said that with the ruling expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law will remain in place for now.
  • Obamacare ruled unconstitutional by Texas judge

    12/15/2018 1:13:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Matt Richardson
    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was struck down by a Texas judge on Friday, a move that could suddenly disrupt the health insurance status of millions of Americans. The decision comes amid a six-week open enrollment period for the program.
  • Despite federal judge’s ruling, Obamacare exchanges are open for business, CMS official says

    12/15/2018 1:26:09 AM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 15, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    A spokesperson from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told Fox News early Saturday that open enrollment for Affordable Care Act’s health insurance will continue despite the federal judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional and must be "invalidated in whole.” U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, a federal judge in Texas appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under Obamacare by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. The rest of the law cannot be separated from that provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote. The decision came...
  • Obamacare Thrown Out by Judge, Raising Insurance Uncertainty

    12/14/2018 5:48:46 PM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Korosec and Kartikay Mehrotra
    (Bloomberg) -- Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents. The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes just before the end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019 and underscores a divide between Republicans who have long sought to invalidate the law and Democrats who fought to keep it in place. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of Republican states led by Texas that he had to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act,...
  • Obama Pushes Bogus Claim About ACA: Your Premiums Cost Less Than Your Cell Phone Bill

    12/11/2018 3:51:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to encourage average Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. In fact, he's doing everything he possibly can to keep the legislation that has been deemed his legacy, from dying. On Monday, Obama shared a video, reminding Americans to sign up in case they get "very sick" in 2019. No jump shots. No ferns. No memes. Not this time. I’m going to give it to you straight: If you need health insurance for 2019, the deadline to get covered is December 15. Go to https://t.co/ob1Ynoesod...
  • Obamacare enrollment is down 11% from last year

    12/07/2018 3:14:34 PM PST · by spintreebob · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/7/18 | Paulina Firozi
    ...sign-ups through HealthCare.gov, the federal Affordable Care Act exchange, are down 11 percent through the first five weeks compared with the same time last year -- and experts say final numbers are on track to be lower overall at the end of enrollment. ... ...Get America Covered, published an analysis predicting total enrollment on the federal exchange would fall by 800,000. There are also fewer people enrolling for the first-time in the marketplaces. ew consumers were down about 18 percent compared with last year, and the number of people visiting Healthcare.gov down almost 21 percent. “You look for explanations, is...
  • What will be on Brian Kemp’s agenda for health care?

    11/27/2018 2:46:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Georgia Health News ^ | 11/27/18 | Andy Miller
    Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Republican Kemp, who will take office in January, opposed Medicaid expansion during the campaign, while Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams strongly supported it. Gov. Nathan Deal and his fellow Republicans who control the Georgia General Assembly have resisted expansion since it became an option for states several years ago. But there may be other health care ideas coming under a Kemp administration that can bring coverage to more Georgians. And those ideas come under the general heading of...