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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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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The left’s new lie about Obaminablecare

Propaganda from The New York Times: No ‘Death Spiral’: Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds By Reed Abelson | April 7, 2017 In contrast to the dire pronouncements from President Trump and other Republicans, the demise of the individual insurance market seems greatly exaggerated, according to a new financial analysis released Friday. …

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Obamacare Lite

The Republicans have finally revealed their “repeal and replace” plan for the wholly-misnamed Affordable Care Act: Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill: The winners and losers by Tami Luhby March 7, 2017: 9:52 AM ET Republican lawmakers have long vowed that they can make health care more affordable and accessible. Americans will now see if Congress can …

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Breaking a promise? Donald Trump hasn't yet, but he has opened the door

From The Wall Street Journal: In WSJ Interview, Trump Says He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Health Law President-elect hints at possible compromise after vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act By Monica Langley and Gerard Baker | Updated Nov. 11, 2016 5:53 p.m. ET NEW YORK—President-elect Donald Trump said he would consider leaving …

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Another one is about to bite the dust

From Bloomberg: Anthem Threatens Obamacare Retreat If Results Don’t Improve By Zachary Tracer | November 2, 2016 — 6:09 AM EDT Updated on November 2, 2016 — 12:13 PM EDT CEO says ‘will likely modify our strategy’ if still struggling Third-quarter adjusted earnings fell short of estimates Health insurer Anthem Inc., which has so far …

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Obama Administration Expects Robust Open Enrollment Under Affordable Care Act They have established the benchmark by which to judge them

From The Wall Street Journal: Obama Administration Expects Robust Open Enrollment Under ACA Health and Human Services expects 13.8 million to select plan on Affordable Care Act exchanges By Stephanie Armour | Updated Oct. 19, 2016 12:22 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said Wednesday it expects 13.8 million people to select a health plan on …

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