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Trumpcare Just Snuck in Through the Back Door

After 900 failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (that number may be a little off, it’s been a long year), President Trump took two actions yesterday that could destroy insurance markets. Don’t panic yet. Your current insurance still works, and you’ll still be able to buy an “Obamacare” plan for next year.…Read more… […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Every Sperm is Sacred

The Banter Long Read: Earlier this week, the White House signaled its support for a bill that would criminalize all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get unrestricted access to all our member’s content, and your support directly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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No, Tom Price Is Not Repaying Taxpayers for All His Expensive Jet Travel

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price—the Donald Trump administration’s point man on putting a bullet between the Affordable Care Act’s eyes—ran up more than $400,000 in charter flights between May and September 23rd instead of flying commercial.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Dear Beltway Press: Seriously, Stop Repeating Republican Lies

Look no further than this headline from The Hill to explain why America is such a dumpster fire right now:White House aide: ‘Pre-existing conditions continue to be covered’ under ObamaCare repeal billThat is based on two interviews given by White House legislative affairs director Marc …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What The F*ck Is Wrong With David Sirota?

On Wednesday, David Sirota, in conjunction with Josh Keefe and Andrew Perez, broke a story about Republican New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez being involved in exactly the kind of “pay to play” scheme she was elected to stop. It’s journalism at its best and even though it’s unlikely to take …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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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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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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There’s a New Obamacare Repeal Bill in Town (but Hopefully Not for Long)

Republicans in Congress have to pass their repeal of the Affordable Care Act by September 30, or else it’s not going to happen. That means Zombie Trumpcare has risen again, and at least a few lawmakers think it has a chance. Take a look at what’s in this bill, because you might want to make […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The Senate Republicans Are Playing Three-Card-Monte with Your Healthcare

Back in 2009 and early 2010, my writing endeavors mainly orbited a single issue: the passage of healthcare reform and, secondarily, the inclusion of a “public option” health insurance plan created and run by the federal government. It was a nearly year-long ordeal that included all of the drama …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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Republicans Are Trying to Exempt Themselves from the More Brutal Aspects of Trumpcare

It appears as if Republican members of Congress are attempting to exempt themselves from some of the more brutal aspects of Trumpcare. But this is a different kind of exemption than their previous “exemption.” A few years ago, you might’ve heard just about every Republican member of Congress, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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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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How The Health Care Bill Could Affect You If You Get Health Insurance Through Your Work

We’ve been hearing a lot about the 22 million people who will lose coverage under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and how much more insurance will cost on the individual market. But what if you have coverage through work? Turns out you’re not immune to the effects of the bill. There’s plenty of bad news […]

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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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