Is Obamacare safe?

It looks like it, for now. The Senate is showing little interest in any encore votes anytime soon. Trump on Monday threatened to end subsidies to insurers and also took aim at coverage for members of ­Congress. But the White House insistence appears to have done little to convince congressional GOP leaders to keep trying. …

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Is this zombie really dead?

The Senate couldn’t pass the “skinny repeal” bill tonight. It failed on a 49 Aye – 51 Nay vote at 1:30 AM. Senator John McCain provided the 51st vote against it. There will be pages of analysis and post-mortems in tomorrow’s papers and probably a bunch of surly Trump Tweets too. I just hope the …

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This is box-of-rocks level stupid

Ladies and germs, this is the website for the House Republican’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. There is a plan to get there The House Republican Healthcare Plan lowers costs, provides more control and more choices to pick a plan that meets our needs, not a plan that Washington mandates. That’s it. Oh, …

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It’s hard to understand

For years I’ve thought that the Republicans opposed the Affordable Care Act because it taxed their friends to pay for health insurance for people who weren’t their friends, and because it was the Democrats in general and Barack Obama in particular who got it passed into law. I’m sure there’s still a lot of truth …

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A glimmer of hope for Obamacare?

Jonathan Chait thinks so. He’s got a post up at New York Magazine with the provocative title “Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight.” His reasoning is based in part on the narrow margin of the Senate’s Republican majority. It’s currently 52-48, and if they suffer the loss of three of their votes for the …

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