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Conservative Leaders Demand Full Repeal of Obamacare

Gage Cohen | CNS News, “The Affordable Care Act is unsustainable,” said Senator DeMint. During a conference call on Friday, conservative leaders from organizations including the Tea Party Patriots, Club for Growth, and ForAmerica, as well as former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), demanded that Republicans in Congress completely repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly

Aetna to Completely Pull Out of ObamaCare Exchanges by 2018

Brittany De Lea, Health insurance company Aetna (NYSE:AET) announced Wednesday it will completely withdraw from the ObamaCare marketplace in 2018, a decision Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price perceived as a sign of continued instability in the health care sector under the Affordable Care Act. “Aetna’s decision to completely withdraw from the ObamaCare exchanges

GOP senator: Obamacare replacement has ‘zero’ chance of passing Senate as is

Hours after the GOP-controlled House narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, a Republican senator said the bill has “zero chance” to pass the Senate as is. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the sweeping health care passed Thursday will not pass quickly through the Senate without major adjustments. The New York Post reported

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Get Back on the ‘Repeal and Replace’ Horse

Veronique de Rugy, After last week’s Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill debacle, President Donald Trump and the House Republican leadership seemed ready to throw in the towel and give up on health care reform. Thankfully, a few days later, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that Republicans are “not going to just all of a sudden abandon health

Trump blames Democrats for GOP health care bill failure, says ObamaCare is ‘imploding’

President Trump said Friday the White House “learned a lot about loyalty and the vote-getting process” following the dramatic failure of a Republican-backed bill that would have made good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Trump said House Republicans were 10 to 15 votes shy of getting the bill passed and blamed

Swampcare: The Great Betrayal

Erick Erickson, Since 2010, Republicans have repeatedly promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which is now universally referred to as Obamacare. Last week, Republicans finally unveiled their alternative to Obamacare, and it is best described as swampcare. Far from repealing Obamacare or replacing Obamacare, it only tweaks the Affordable Care Act and does nothing

Former Kentucky gov blasts Trump, GOP over ObamaCare claims in Dem rebuttal

The former Kentucky governor tapped to deliver the Democrat’s rebuttal to Donald Trump’s Tuesday night address to Congress called out the president for trying to repeal and replace ObamaCare, according to excerpts of his remarks released before the speech. “Even more troubling is that you and your Republican allies in Congress seem determined to rip

GOP Unwisely Embraces Obamacare ‘Repair’

Matthew Vadum, An ill-advised strategy from pollster Frank Luntz. After Republicans have been promising seven long years to remove the metastasizing malignancy that is Obamacare, GOP messaging guru Frank Luntz suddenly thinks it’s a good idea to “repair” the program instead of repealing it. This new approach is so politically tone-deaf it hurts. Repealing Obamacare

Freedom Rising Under President Trump

The election of Donald J. Trump as president offers the best opportunity in decades to shrink the size and power of government and increase individual liberty. Bookmark this page and visit often, as The Heartland Institute will be tracking and recording the ways in which executive actions by President Trump – and bills he signs

Obamacare on the Ropes as House Follows Senate in Voting to Repeal #MAGA

Neil W. McCabe, The House of Representatives voted Friday to approve Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, which sets in motion the repeal of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform legislation, Obamacare, by a vote of 227-to-198, with nine Republicans voting against the repeal bill. “This provided Congress with the legislative tools that we need to repeal and