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Political Chemotherapy: Graham-Cassidy Would Have Killed Blue State Voters (Literally)

When the great turn-of-the-twentieth-century labor leader Samuel Gompers was quoted as saying “Reward your friends, punish your enemies,” he was putting forth a practical if somewhat Machiavellian approach to dealing with politicians on behalf of the little guy. Flash forward to 2017, when a …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Sniveling Senate Republicans Finally Accept Obamacare Repeal is Over

It’s finally over folks. Senate Republican leaders who have spent the past god knows how many years attempting to destroy Obamacare have officially pulled the plug on their latest ridiculous ACA replacement plan. They had planned a vote on the measure at the end of the month, but with not enough …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Fox News Gets Owned For Smearing Jimmy Kimmel

It now appears that Graham-Cassidy is officially dead thanks to Sen. John McCain, who bravely stood against his own party and stated unequivocally that he will not vote for the latest Obamare repeal bill. With that being done (which allows the sane to breath a huge collective sigh of relief) …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Guess Who Graham-Cassidy Hurts the Most? (Hint: It’s Not the Rich)

You can almost always be completely certain that whatever policy proposals the Republicans come up with, they will hit the most vulnerable Americans the hardest. From social welfare to health care, the Republican answer to everything is less government, more private industry, and as little …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Quote of the Week: “Lindsey Graham Is the Biggest Fraud in the Senate”

After so-called moderate Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the worst Obamacare replacement bill of them all in a last ditched attempt to destroy health care in America, the New Republic’s Clio Chang says what we’re all thinking: If Trump’s short presidency has revealed anything, it’s that the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Return Of The Zombie: The GOP Is Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again, And It Might Actually Work This Time

The zombie is back. Just when you thought the crusade to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was dead — beheaded and dismembered by Lisa Murkowski, John McCain and Susan Collins, along with the entire Democratic caucus — we’re back here again, so grab your phones and town hall “DISAGREE” …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Trump Slashes Obamacare Ad Budget in Yet Another Sign of His Astonishing Cruelty

The Trump administration’s announcement that it is slashing the Affordable Care Act advertising budget by a whopping 90% is the kind of move that wins support from his ignorant base, but results in people dying and health care costs going up for everyone else. Reported Vox: Donald Trump …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Paul Ryan Just Flat Out Lied About Obamacare

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that a free market ideologue and political hack would distort the truth and omit inconvenient facts to make their point, but House Speaker Paul Ryan’s latest Obamacare lie takes Republican dishonesty to new, truly repellant levels.  Speaking at a town …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Trump Administration is Officially Causing Health Insurance Premiums to Skyrocket

Rather than work with Democrats to reform Obamacare so that it works more efficiently, covers more people, and keeps the cost of care down, Trump and the GOP have engaged in a terrifying “burn it to the ground and offer nothing as a replacement” strategy that has failed on multiple levels. Not …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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The Triumph of Obamacare Proves That Democracy Still Exists in the Age of Trum

Watching CSPAN 2 last night as Sen. John McCain joined Sens. Collins and Murkowski in voting against the GOP’s deeply cruel and cynical “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act was perhaps the most triumphant political moment since before the 2016 election. The rest of the stories we’ve been …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Funniest Tweet of the Senate Healthcare Debacle Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

While the health care senate vote last night was nail biting, serious stuff, there was an interaction on Twitter that made me laugh out loud for several minutes. Just after the vote went through and the Republicans failed again to dismantle health care for millions of Americans, Senator Christ …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Senate Just Killed #SkinnyRepeal. Thank God.

We’ll have more on this tomorrow, but great news for the millions of Americans who stood to lose their health care during the epic drama that unfolded in the Senate tonight. From CNN: The Senate has dealt a devastating setback to the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, defeating a GOP …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Breitbart Prays For Deaths of Americans After Trump Declares “Beginning of End” of Obamacare

Every rational analysis of every version of Trumpcare the GOP has attempted to replace Obamacare with leads to the horrifying prospect of thousands of Americans dying because they can no longer afford health insurance. These are not fictional statistics, but real world effects of gutting the ACA …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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John McCain’s Entire Legacy Depends on His Senate Healthcare Vote

Recently diagnosed with the most severe form of brain cancer, John McCain is making a dramatic return to Washington today to cast his vote to further debate in the Senate on the Obamacare repeal bill Republicans are desperate to pass. While McCain and his family deserve the utmost sympathy in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Don’t Worry: Trump’s Threat to Repeal Obamacare Is As Dumb As He Is

Normally, Donald Trump’s tweet about healthcare this morning would’ve been the biggest news story of the day — perhaps the biggest story of the four-day holiday weekend. For now, though, it’s been more or less lost in the shadow of the Morning Joe story as well as the bombshell Wall Street Journal …Continue reading Continue […]

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Paul Krugman Sums Up Senate Health Care Bill in One Devastating Chart

You really don’t need to know too much about the Senate Health Care Bill that has now been shelved until at least July 4th. Why? Because there really isn’t too much to it, as Paul Krugman pointed out on Twitter today in a very simple yet brutal chart: You can discount Trump and the Republican …Continue […]

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Republican Who Told Poor People to Give up iPhones For Healthcare Wants Government Housing Stipend

“Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They’ve got to make those decisions themselves,” said Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz back in March of 2017.Fast …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Republican Who Told Poor People to Give up iPhones For Healthcare Wants Government Housing Stipend

“Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They’ve got to make those decisions themselves,” said Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz back in March of 2017.Fast …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Understanding the Toxic Waste Dump That is the Senate Healthcare Bill

David France’s extraordinary documentary (and book) How to Survive a Plague chronicles the history of ACT UP, the group of HIV+/AIDS-infected gay men who fought to make drugs more affordable to those suffering from a condition the government laughed off as a “gay plague.” In order to spread their …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mike Pence Sums up Trumpcare Perfectly: “No Money, No Healthcare”

If you wanted to summarize the Trump Administration’s priorities when it comes to repealing Obamacare getting their bastardized health care plan passed, Vice President Mike Pence did just that on his Twitter page. In what looks like an attempt to reassure the hardliners, Pence stated that Trumpcare …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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