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The Closer









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Repeal









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Remaindered









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The Feuding Kleptocrats


While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.

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Bernie Sanders: Democrats’ Intransigence Is the Solution, Not the Problem (Video)


The refusal of progressives and Democrats to work with the GOP is not why the American Health Care Act failed, according to the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate.

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The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare


The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

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No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill


The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

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Did the Koch Brothers Take Down the GOP Health Care Bill?


Advocacy groups run by the billionaire siblings may have swayed enough Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act.

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House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill


President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

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New Poll Shows 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove of GOP Health Care Plan


The results come just as House Republicans, citing a lack of support for the legislation, postpone a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation


Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

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As Vote on Trumpcare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows


Backers of Medicaid fear that the coming vote on the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act will result in the gutting of the program that helps pay for care for the needy.

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Ryancare









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If ‘Ryancare’ Is Dead on Arrival, Can We Please Now Try Single-Payer?


The problem for policymakers is that they have been trying to fund an inefficient and overpriced medical system with scarce taxpayer funds without capping costs.

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John Oliver: GOP Health Plan Is a Scheme to Take Money From the Poor and Give It to the Rich

The “Last Week Tonight” host makes the deviousness of the proposed American Health Care Act glaringly obvious.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Obamacare Lite (Video)









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GOP Plan Would Dismantle Much of Obamacare and Cut Taxes for the Rich


The proposed American Health Care Act abandons many of President Trump’s campaign commitments while unraveling key aspects of the existing law.

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A Double-Transplant Cancer Survivor Takes On Trump Over Obamacare


Among the guests in the chamber during the president’s first address to Congress was Ola Ojewumi (pictured), a remarkable 26-year-old.

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Bernie Sanders Takes On Drug Pricing (Again), This Time With Help From ‘Big-Pharma Dems’


Lawmakers call on President Trump to honor his campaign promises and back their bill when he addresses Congress Tuesday night.

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Watch President Trump’s First Major Address to Congress

Although not exactly a State of the Union address, the speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night bore a close resemblance to one.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

John Oliver Looks Into the Worst and Best of Obamacare (Video)

Using a thong metaphor, the “Last Week Tonight” host explains why Republicans’ plans to replace the flawed Affordable Care Act are disastrous.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges and Dr. Margaret Flowers Discuss How to Fix the Health Care System (Video)

Insurance companies pitting “patients and health professionals against each other” have led the U.S. into crisis, Flowers tells the Truthdig columnist.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Real Reason the GOP Wants to Pull the Plug on Obamacare (Video)


Don’t be fooled by the promises of Trump and Republicans in Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

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Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

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Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare


Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

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False Positive









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Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State


The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

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Study: 43,000 Could Die Under Affordable Care Act Repeal


Remember death panels? Many of the most die-hard proponents of this lie, including some who went on to benefit from Obamacare, are about to meet the real death panelists.

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‘Indivisible’ Guide Teaches Progressives How to Play Defense Against Trump


Former congressional and Capitol Hill staffers created a 25-page resistance guide—which went viral—to help prevent the Republican Congress from passing conservative legislation.

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Affordable Care Act Wreckers









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Truthdigger of the Week: Cornel West, Social Philosopher and Obama Critic


“The reign of Obama did not produce the nightmare of Donald Trump—but it did contribute to it,” West tells us.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 READ MORE

The Affordable Care Act, Election Integrity and the Human Cost of a Reckless War

In this week’s episode of “Informed Rant,” host Joshua Scheer interviews three guests on an array of contemporary political issues.

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

With Late Night Vote, GOP Takes Aim at Key Health Care Gains


Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, called the Republican senators’ action “shocking, reckless and immoral.”

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Bernie Sanders Gives Leadership Tips to Democrats Facing the Trump Era


On some matters, such as Donald Trump’s future Supreme Court choices, the Vermont senator is less combative than some of his colleagues. On other issues, he digs in his heels.

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 READ MORE

Obamacare Thanks









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The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare


Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

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Replacements









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De-Obamafication (Video)









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Defying Donald Trump’s Kleptocracy


The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.

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Obamacare









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‘The Young Turks’: Trump’s Election Puts $36,000 Into Pockets of Every U.S. Millionaire (Video)

On the online news show, Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore break down the reasons Republicans want to ax President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Iceland’s Pirate Party Has Been Handed a Mandate to Implement Progressive Policies


The country’s recent elections brought a radical change; Paul Ryan is very, very wrong about Obamacare and Medicare; meanwhile, the Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump may be more subversive than many realize. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

Soon









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Agenda for Resisting the First 100 Days


Show Donald Trump we’re not going away.

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Mitch McConnell: ‘We’ve Been Given a Temporary Lease on Power’ (Video)

In a news conference Wednesday, the Senate majority leader addressed the future of the Senate’s relationship with Donald Trump and discussed high-priority items on the congressional agenda.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Obamacare









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Insurance Prices for Many Obamacare Customers Will Rise by Double Digits in 2017


In Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a “second-lowest-cost silver plan” will rise 116 percent, from $196 to $422, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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Obamacare









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