obamacare

Switching Stances

President Trump's stance on a bipartisan health plan appears to have flipped.

  President Trump is no longer supporting the bipartisan health plan in the senate. The Alexander-Murray Proposal is set to restore reimbursements to insurance companies for Obamacare discounts. President Trump signaled his opposition just one day after comments that suggested he could back the proposal. The legislation resumes payments that were cut off by the President himself just last week,…

Taking Action on Taxation

Congress may start voting today to lay the groundwork for a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system.

  President Trump appeared before the conservative Heritage Foundation last night, and promised tax cuts to spur the economy. The President’s plan would reduce individual income tax rates and the number of tax brackets as well as usher in a big cut to the corporate income tax. Republicans cleared a big hurdle yesterday when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) voted to…

Repeal and Replace Defeated

Last night's Senate vote narrowly closed the latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  It was a long night for the Senate. Around one-forty in the morning, the latest GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare died by just a few votes. The voting was largely along party lines. However, Susan Collins from Maine, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, and john McCain of Arizona were the three votes that broke ranks from fellow Republicans. The loss…

Dead on Arrival

There's no longer enough Republican support for their Obamacare replacement plan.

  Two more Republican senators have come out against the new health care plan, essentially ending any hope of the ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ becoming law. This latest opposition means at least four GOP senators are planning to vote ‘nay.’ and it’s a crushing blow to the party after campaigning on the issue for years. Republicans had been strongly criticized…

Another Healthcare Try

Republicans have released the second draft of their Senate health care bill.

  It’s a make-or-break weekend for the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. GOP Senators have cobbled together a compromise, but all it will take is one more no vote to pull the plug on the entire thing. The differences from the first Senate bill include an additional $70 billion dollars for states to create their own reforms, allowing health savings…

A Brief Halt on Healthcare

Amid protests, Senate lawmakers have made some headway on their healthcare plan before the holiday break.

Protesters are fired up about the health care debate while lawmakers are taking a break this week for the Fourth of July holiday. On Sunday lawmakers wrangled with a way forward on the president’s pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare. A bill that would do just that has already passed the house. But Senate Republicans wrote their own version to…

Hurrying on Heath Care

Republican senators say they are still on track to have a revised version of the healthcare bill ready for review by Friday.

A vote on the reformed healthcare bill had been delayed a few weeks so lawmakers can make changes and secure more votes.Now, the president says the proposed healthcare bill is being reworked and will include a great surprise when it does come to a vote. The bill has been widely criticized by both parties – moderates saying the bill goes…

House Passes Healthcare

The House of Representatives narrowly approved a new Healthcare plan.

  President Trump has his first big legislative victory with the first step to repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The vote was close, but, the GOP prevailed, passing a plan that would allow states more flexibility to alter Obamacare insurance requirements to help bring premiums down. Tax credits would be offered to help purchase plans. Critics say many would end…

A Vote For Health Care

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on an Obamacare replacement bill.

  The House is expected to vote today on a new health care plan, which could provide a significant victory for the White Wouse. Republicans reportedly reached a deal on an Obamacare replacement plan, with a vote expected today. Democrats, though, are criticizing the plan, saying it drops key protections for pre-existing conditions. Those same provisions have caused some rRpublicans…

Spending Bill Settled

A shutdown has been averted with the federal spending measure expected to be approved by Congress this week.

  President Trump is vowing revenge after Democrats declare victory on the spending bill, hinting at a government shutdown in the fall. Democrats claim that they got what they wanted out of the spending bill while the White House argued Republicans won on military and border spending. This as the newest health care plan may not be ready to come…