Did McCain just save Obamacare?

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John McCain shocked everyone yesterday (Friday, September 22) by saying he won’t be voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare next week. Specifically, McCain reiterated ...

Obamacare repeal update — all about pre-existing conditions and more

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As you know, the Republicans may be within one vote of repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. And while Donald Trump claims that the GOP bill protects people with pre-existing ...

Gay sex art in the home of a religious right leader?

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How’s that headline for a teaser? In today’s podcast, Cliff Schecter I delve into a number of topics — primarily Obamacare repeal and Paul Manafort’s latest ...
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Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal to get 2 minutes of debate

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One of the many things the Republicans aren’t telling you about their latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which will cut life-saving health care for millions of Americans, ...

Trump responsible for double-digit health insurance premium increases, per new study

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Donald Trump is responsible for health insurance premiums increasing by double-digit numbers next year, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser found that two ...
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CBO on GOP Obamacare repeal: 22m uninsured, $13k deductible, premiums soar for older

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The Congressional Budget Office released yet another analysis of yet another Republican Obamacare repeal plan, and this time the numbers are still awful. According to CBO, 22 million ...
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CBO: Newest GOP Obamacare repeal bill causes 32m more uninsured, doubles premiums

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The House GOP Obamacare repeal plan will cause 23 million more Americans to be uninsured. The first Senate GOP Obamacare repeal plan would cause 22 million more Americans to be uninsured. ...

The art of any deal

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Trump’s defenders, and Trump himself, like to claim that he’s a master dealmaker. I don’t buy it. A master deal maker makes good deals. Trump as president seems desperate ...

PolitiFact: There’s no Obamacare “death spiral”

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By now, we’re all familiar with the incessant GOP talking point that Obamacare is in a “death spiral.” Independent fact-checker PolitiFact looked into the issue, and ...

Trump to “bribe” moderate Senators to support health bill, then move bill right

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The Trump White House is planning to “bribe” moderate Republican Senators with money to fight the opium crisis, to get them to support the draconian Senate Obamacare repeal ...
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GOP Sen. McConnell’s childhood Polio therapy paid for by charity

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Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had polio as a child, and benefited in his recovery from the charity of the others. This is an interesting fact, as Vice President Pence ...
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34% premium increase for older Americans under Senate GOP health care bill, with fewer benefits – per CBO

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Americans in their 60s could see a 34% increase in health insurance premiums under the Senate Republican health care bill. What’s ...
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Woman confronts GOP Sen. Capito over daughter’s cancer (video)

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A woman from West Virginia visited her Republican US Senator, Shelley Moore Capito, to talk about the Republican party’s efforts to repeal Obamacare, which would take insurance ...
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