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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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Shooting Victim Steve Scalise Would Go Bankrupt With Republican Health Care Plan

If you think that the Republican health care bill proposed in the Senate only affects poor people and minorities, you would be completely wrong. The New Republic’s Brian Beutler makes a powerful point about just how important the Affordable Care Act has been for everyday Americans by pointing out …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How The Media Needs to Cover The Latest Trumpcare Abomination

by Matthew CasperWith the House passage of the American Healthcare Act of 2017, jubilant House Republicans have once again taken to the airwaves to blanket the country with their current talking points regarding the effects of their legislation on the people of the country. As I covered in my first …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Stephen Colbert is Completely Out of F*cks, Rips into Trumpcare 2.0

In a brutal segment on the Late Show, Stephen Colbert laid to waste any notion that he might be backing down from mocking Donald Trump. Last night he comprehensively ripped into the health care bill passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives yesterday for not only attempting to …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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Quote of the Day: GOP Health Care Bill an “Abomination”

The Washington Post’s Paul Weldman accurately describes the health care bill passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives that guts funding for states to help those with pre-existing conditions pay for insurance: The health-care bill that the House of Representatives passed this …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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Republicans Wanted to Exempt Themselves From Obamacare Repeal Then Lied About it When Caught

While Trump and the GOP have consistently claimed Obamacare is a disaster, their latest attempt to get rid of Obama’s signature piece of legislation includes one amazing provision that lays bare their mind boggling hypocrisy: they will be exempted from their own plan. Reported Sarah Kliff at …Continue reading Continue Reading at http://thedailybanter.com

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