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AARP Slams Graham-Cassidy Over Potential $30,000 “Age Tax” on Senior Citizens

In their rush to destroy Obamacare so they can give a massive tax cut to billionaires, Republicans are throwing roughly 30 million people off their insurance. One of the ways they will accomplish this is by simply making it unaffordable. The standard right wing reply is to “get a job, ya bum!” but …Continue reading […]

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What You Need to Know About the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill (aka Zombie Trumpcare)

The fight to repeal Obamacare on only Republican votes will end when September does, thanks to a budget deadline. Like any good drama, it’s got us on the edge of our seat right up until the grand finale. The current villain (or hero?), the Graham-Cassidy bill, is gaining steam and may have a chance of […]

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Democrats Are Starting to Embrace Medicare for All. Thanks Obama!

Even though it doesn’t have a chance of passing (there’s not an elected Republican in America that would vote for it), the Democrats are embracing Bernie’s “Medicare for All” bill. Emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat, and the Republican effort to dismantle former President Barack …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Your Insurance Premiums Could Be Huge Next Year, and Here’s Why

This week, the White House announced that the government would indeed make this month’s required payments to health insurance companies. We kinda dodged a bullet there, because those CSRs directly affect the price of your insurance if you buy an individual plan. But the threat is only temporarily paused, and your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Obamacare Repeal Is Dead (For Now)—Here’s What That Means for Your Healthcare

Last night, in a thrilling drama that entertains the sort of people who stay up late chatting on Twitter about Senate votes, three Republicans voted against their party’s third and final health care bill, and the measure is officially dead. So what happens now?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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F*ck You, Mitch McConnell: The Sequel

Seven months ago, The Daily Banter’s Chez Pazienza marveled at the astonishing hypocrisy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:The unfathomable, breathtaking, staggering lack of even an ounce of shame you’d have to have to say, after Republicans had publicly looked for ways to not ever confirm …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Belly Laugh of the Day: Trump Thinks he can Bully Alaska Into Obedience

In politics, there’s horse-trading, influence peddling, arm twisting and other unsavory practices to get the sausage made. It’s not pretty but it’s the way things get done in a democracy.This is something else altogether:WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t going to just let go of Sen. Lisa …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Total Collapse of the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Efforts Just Gave Democrats a lot of Power

Once upon a time, there was a political party that existed only to tear things down. They used to know how to build but they decided it was easier to destroy and they were experts at it. But one day, they took over the entire government without meaning to and quickly realized that only tearing […]

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Republican Medicaid Cuts Will Leave 4 Million Special Needs Children Without Coverage

You have to hand it to the Republicans: Even when they’re trying to be less cruel, they still end up looking like monsters.At some point during the secret sessions spent writing the Senate’s healthcare bill, someone noticed that the deep cuts to Medicaid would leave about 5 to 6 million children …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Bipartisan Dementia: What We All Ignore About Healthcare in America

We are a nation of uninsurables. By and large, that is—at least when it comes to healthcare and true market costs. We’ll do anything to dismiss this unpleasant truth. The only thing that varies is how we dismiss it. Is there a division into liberal and conservative on this issue? Yes, but only in a […]

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Trumpcare is Even Worse for America Than You Think

Right now, as Senate Republicans literally hide from their constituents, the debate over repealing Obamacare is almost entirely focused on how many people will lose access to healthcare and how large the tax cuts for the rich will be. Essentially, the conversation is about those at the top stepping …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mitch McConnell Just Reminded Us What An A**hole He Is

Let’s rewind to 2009 when the Democrats were working on Obamacare. Despite having total control and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate (for a few months, at least) the Democrats insisted trying to make the bill a bipartisan one. They let Republicans stuff dozens of amendments into it and …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Jill Stein Doesn’t Care About Republicans Stealing Your Healthcare

Take a few minutes to look over Jill Stein’s Facebook wall and Twitter feed. If this was your primary source of information, you would literally have no idea that Republicans are on the brink of taking healthcare away from 24 million Americans to pay for a one Trillion dollar tax cut for the rich. …Continue […]

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Cringeworthy Fox News Interview With Trump Was an Embarrassment to Journalism

For American journalists, interviewing the President of the United States is a big deal. Or at least it should be if you believe your job is to hold officials accountable. It’s a rare opportunity to sit down one on one with the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Everything of course …Continue […]

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Trump Confirms That He Said the Mean Healthcare Bill Is “Mean”

Once again, Donald Trump has thrown his defenders under the bus. Early Sunday morning, the president appeared on Fox News and blurted out that he really did call the House Republican healthcare bill “mean” behind closed doors. He likes the new bill though. But he admits that no one’s going to love it.Read more… Continue […]

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It Looks Like the Senate’s Health Bill Is Almost as Vile as the House Bill

Mitch McConnell and his tiny cabal of fellow senators are finally ready to unveil their plan to take away health insurance from millions of people. The official presentation of the new bill will happen tomorrow morning but some outlets received a preview of what it contains on Wednesday. It sounds ever so slightly …Read more… […]

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4 Major Lessons Democrats Must Take From the Georgia Special Election

There are many ways to look at what happened in the special election for a Georgia house seat on Tuesday night. Republican Karen Handel beat her Democrat opponent Jon Ossof in the traditionally red district for the seat vacated by current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Republicans …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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