An unforced error Why introduce yet another Obysmalcare repeal bill when you know you don't have the votes?

From The Wall Street Journal: Trump Applies Late Pressure to Senators in Health-Bill Push Saturday tweets aim at McCain, Paul and Murkowski By Kristina Peterson | Updated September 23, 2017 11:27 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Saturday pressed holdout Republican senators to support a GOP health-care bill, in a bid to revive Republicans’ last-ditch …

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But, but, but, Obysmalcare is working!

From Insider Louisville: Insurance premiums for Kentucky’s Affordable Care Act customers to rise By Boris Ladwig | September 6, 2017 | 5:13 pm The Kentucky Department of Insurance announced on Wednesday that it had approved a rate hike for Anthem of 41.2 percent and CareSource of 56 percent for Kentucky’s Affordable Care Act customers next …

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Shirking responsibility Real leaders don't blame other people for their failures

The President of the United States tweeted: Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2017 Really? I seem to recall that candidate Donald Trump ran on promises that: “We’re going to …

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I told you so! The principle that the federal government will guarantee health care coverage has been established, and Republicans will not end that

From July 20th: More at the original. As I said (on the 19th), none of the Republican plans have been anything more than Obaminablecare Lite, because there are only so many ways you can utilize the private, for-profit insurance system to force coverage for everybody. The plain fact is that about half of Republicans — …

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Everything Paul Krugman writes is a lie, including “and” and “the.” Apparently you don't have to be all that smart to win a Nobel Prize!

Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Dr Paul Krugman tweeted: For some reason I’m having trouble getting work done pic.twitter.com/STZjq0gAFo — Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) July 21, 2017 This is a good thing, because the cat is smarter than he is! Health Care in a Time of Sabotage Paul Krugman | July 21, 2017 Is …

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It’s time to tell the truth to ourselves We will not get rid of the government guarantee of health care coverage

William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove concluded, in an article entitled CNN Poll: Fewer Want GOP To Repeal And Replace Obamacare: The time to kill Obamacare was the 2012 election. With a President Romney, he could have slowed or even stopped the implementation of Obamacare, even without control of the Senate. All the rules and …

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The big story, drowned out by the firing of James Comey

From The Chicago Tribune: Aetna says it won’t participate in any Obamacare exchanges by Tom Murphy | Associated Press | May 11, 2017 | 7:53 AM While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation’s third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely …

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ObamacareLite 2.0

With the bare passage of the American Health Care Act, 217-213 in the House of Representatives, I won’t be too surprised that most people will miss the fact that, as we have noted before, the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, is already failing: Aetna pulls out of Virginia’s individual market, citing big Obamacare losses by …

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