Obamacare

pertaining to the so-called Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Where the Senate Health Care Bill Fails

Senator Ron Johnson, New York Times

We should return more flexibility to states, to give individuals the freedom and choice to buy plans they want without Obamacare’s “reforms.” And we should look to improve successful models for protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions, models underway prior to Obamacare, such as those in Maine and Wisconsin. Only then can the market begin to rein in the underlying cost of health care itself and reduce the cost of taxpayer subsidies.

Senate healthcare bill is an Obamacare rescue package

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

If this bill passes as written, there's very little reason to believe that the long-term spending reforms will ever see the light of day. But in the meantime, there's every reason to bet on the fact that Congress will follow through on the hundreds of billions of dollars in spending it's using to sustain Obamacare.

Tax reform is a real must-do

Editors, Washington Examiner

Five months into a period of unified government, Republicans have no significant legislative accomplishments, and their other major goal, repealing and replacing Obamacare, is on an ugly path. They must pass tax reform.

Obamacare Repeal Moves Steadily Forward

David Catron, The American Spectator

Republicans are only a few modified provisions from a bill that will satisfy the concerns of the party’s moderates and meet the requirements of the Senate parliamentarian. The Obamacare repeal and replace bill will go to the floor where no Republican senator will risk her career by casting the vote that prevents it from reaching President Trump’s desk. There will be no braying about “Obamacare Lite,” only a struggle to get in the shot when he signs the bill into law.

Obamacare Is Working Great… In DC

DC Health Link has 20 private health insurance options to choose from, big companies like CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente. For 2017 small businesses -- like the United States Congress -- have 151 health plan options from Aetna, CareFirst, Kaiser and United. However, if you live in Virginia, Iowa, Tennessee or someplace else in flyover country you may be down to one or no choice in health insurance.

RINOs Declare War On Trump’s Conservative Budget

Sen. John McCain and other RINOs have declared President Trump's budget DOA. This is the kind of “Republican” policy that has federal spending on autopilot while tax collections are at record highs and the federal deficit is also at a record high.

Obamacare repeal gives senators a break from Trump scandals

Robert King, Washington Examiner

Replacing Obamacare has become a pleasant topic for Senate Republicans, who are being bombarded with questions about President Trump's scandals. Lawmakers are relishing the chance to avoid talking about the Comey memo, Trump's firing of Comey a week ago and news that Trump gave highly classified intelligence to top Russian officials.

The sickening effect of Obamacare taxes

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Certainly, the extremely negative economic effects of Obamacare's tax hikes have been underreported by the media. Republicans are right to fight for their total repeal, but the left has retaliated that the Republican plan is a tax cut for the wealthy. But Obamacare’s taxes hurt nearly everyone with new tolls on business investment, drug and vaccine production, payrolls, medical devices, hiring and union health insurance plans.

The Media Finally Admit Obamacare Is Collapsing

David Catron, The American Spectator

The price hikes that are about to descend on Obamacare’s victims are nothing new and they have nothing to do with Trump. They are the result of irreparable flaws in Obamacare, and the reporters and editors of the legacy media know it. This is why they are frantically trying to shift the blame for this mess from the Democratic authors of the law to the most convenient Republican target.

Freedom Caucus comes to save Obamacare repeal, not bury it

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

The group of conservative lawmakers had been derided as an obstacle to Republican unity, good only for killing legislation or forcing it to be passed with Democratic votes. But this time, the Freedom Caucus was instrumental in shaping a bill partially repealing Obamacare that could get to a majority in the House with only Republicans.

The House’s Job Now? Keep Calm

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

House Republicans have an obligation to their struggling constituents to embrace any idea that can make the bill better—even if it isn’t their own. They also have an obligation to work as open-mindedly with the Senate as they recently did with each other. The enemy isn’t fellow Republicans. It’s ObamaCare.

The House Obamacare Vote: First Step To Repeal Or Sham?

In our view all of our friends are correct; the American Health Care Act is “closer to full repeal than the old GOP bill was,” however, it is still “deplorable” for its insurance company subsidies and its sham defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Obamacare and the Gutless Wonders of the GOP

David Catron, The American Spectator

The party that ended slavery and successfully championed women’s suffrage, both in the face of violent Democrat opposition, can’t muster the courage to repeal even the worst provisions of the “Affordable Care Act.” This cowardice has now inspired the law’s apologists to openly mock the GOP and President Trump.

C'mon centrists, fish or cut Obamacare

Editors, Washington Examiner

The revelation that so-called "centrists" are bad-faith negotiators could perhaps change the belief that dominates Washington, that centrists monopolize common good sense and the Freedom Caucus is peopled by destroyers. More generally, the Obamacare debate may show some Beltway observers that sitting in the middle doesn't always mean you're "moderate." It sometimes means you simply refuse to take a stand.

House GOP prepares for the latest Obamacare repeal compromise

Robert King and Kimberley Leonard, Washington Examiner

Republican lawmakers expect to evaluate a new provision Wednesday on a bill that would repeal portions of Obamacare, though a vote this week appears doubtful given the priority of passing a spending bill. Some lawmakers said they were confident they could support the latest version of the bill, the American Health Care Act, though it was unclear whether the changes would satisfy enough centrists.

Paul Ryan’s Betrayals Define Trump’s 100 Days

As well-intentioned and committed to his agenda as President Trump may be, he has failed to grasp that Paul Ryan is the author of these failures not because he is an inept Speaker, but because he is on the other side.

Gorsuch Asks The Right Questions

Asking the right questions doesn’t mean that Justice Gorsuch will reach the right decisions in these or any future case before the Court.  However, conservatives can take encouragement that Justice Gorsuch is starting from the plain language of the Constitution and the statues Congress has passed, not the whims and fantasies of other judges.

Pence takes the lead on Obamacare repeal but GOP still split

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Pence did help get the sides talking again. The vice president joined budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former Freedom Caucus member, and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at a meeting with conservative legislators Monday night, sparking optimism that the repeal of additional Obamacare regulations might be on the table.

White House to unveil new Obamacare repeal deal Tuesday

Robert King, Washington Examiner

The White House is expected to release the text of a new proposal on Tuesday that would give states the power to opt out of certain Obamacare insurance mandates, in a major attempt to revive Obamacare repeal as early as this week.