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Trump Executive Order on Health Care Gives Relief to Consumers

Hadley Heath Manning, There’s a fundamental disagreement in healthcare policy: One side believes that the government must plan and control the behavior of all actors, including consumers, insurers, even providers. The other side believes that individuals know better than regulators what choices in care and coverage are best.  With President Trump’s executive order, President Trump

Repeal & Replace GOP Senators Who Oppose Healthcare Reform

Brian and Garrett Fahy, Senate Republicans this week skipped town without voting on the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because many GOP senators (Portman, Collins, Murkowski, Heller, etc.) appear to lack the political courage to repeal Obamacare.   Predictably, the blame game has started: it’s Mitch McConnell’s fault; it’s Trump’s fault; it’s

Trump administration disagrees with CBO report on health care

The Trump administration on Monday lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office’s report that estimated that about 24 million more Americans in a few years would be uninsured under the new legislation. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, would be “less generous” with new tax credits for those receiving subsidies under the current

Tom Cotton: Conservatives Could Back ACA Bill with ‘A Lot of Carpentry’

Kathryn Blackhurst, Critics, admin hint at possible compromise, Mulvaney calls current legislation a ‘framework’ Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said a House GOP leadership’s proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will require “a lot of carpentry on that framework” before conservative Republicans in Congress can support it during an interview Sunday on ABC News’

An angry doctor’s plea: Stop bickering and fix the ObamaCare mess

Dr. Kevin Campbell, One of the biggest issues of the 2016 election was the state of health care in the U.S.  Republicans ran on a platform of repealing and replacing a failing ObamaCare system.  Democrats touted ObamaCare as an overwhelming success.  Neither party has really addressed the issues surrounding the law—patients are experiencing higher costs,

Republicans coming up short on ObamaCare

Peter Morici, President Trump is forcing congressional Republicans to quickly replace ObamaCare with a program that lowers health care costs or face the wrath of angry voters. The Affordable Care Act was advertised to provide affordable health insurance to virtually all Americans but has failed miserably. By requiring most Americans to obtain coverage — through employers or on government-run

Trump’s IRS Gives Relief to Obamacare’s Walking Wounded

Michael Hamilton, Of what significance is the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) recent change to the Obama administration’s instruction that the IRS reject tax returns of people who don’t indicate whether they have insurance? Although mostly symbolic, the change of instruction is worth appreciating as a source of relief for people burdened by Obamacare. Under the Obama administration,