Over the last few months, the Trump administration has begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, offering short-term private insurance as an alternative. We thought we’d check in with some people who worked in the industry before rules around pre-existing conditions and mental health parity were enacted: people…
Despite dogged attempts by Donald Trump and the GOP to throw salt on Obamacare, early data shows that Americans are signing up for it in record numbers.
We know that “the truth” is a relative concept in the Trump White House, so no one was surprised when President von FuckFace (kudos, Stephen A. Crockett Jr.) declared that Obamacare was “finished,” “dead” and “gone” Monday.
The president of undoing former President Barack Obama’s legacy is back on his bullshit, signing an executive order Thursday to undo portions of Obamacare because he and his lame crew can’t present a decent health care plan that makes sense.
Birth control will now be harder for some women to get, depending on who their employer is. The Trump administration decided Friday that, effective immediately, any employer can claim a religious or moral objection to providing birth control coverage under its insurance plan.
In theory, a cable news network holding debates between members of different parties arguing over the merits of their respective policies seems like a novel idea. However, because we largely consume for-profit media, these debates often prove to be more about spectacle than anything substantive.
One of the biggest losses in the Trump era hasn’t just been common decency, civil discourse or some semblance of global respect. We all knew those Ls were coming when Donald Trump won the Republican presidential nomination.
Earlier this week, I wrote that by receiving government-funded health care to deal with his terminal brain cancer, and returning to D.C. to vote for a measure that would snatch benefits away from millions of people, John McCain — whose entire career is built on a maverick/hero narrative — exhibited a level of…
Former President Barack Obama took to his official Facebook page Thursday to criticize the Senate health care bill released Thursday, calling it “a massive transfer of wealth” to “the richest people in America,” and asking the Senate to “take a step back and measure what’s really at stake.”
A report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that since 1999, the life expectancy for black Americans has improved dramatically, and the mortality gap between white and black Americans has been cut in half.
House Democrats taunted their Republican counterparts as GOP representatives passed a bill that would erase the signature legislation of the Obama administration and replace it with a tax break for the wealthiest Americans and simultaneously karate-chop 24 million Americans in their soon-to-be uninsured throats.
House Republicans introduced a health care amendment Tuesday night that would allow individual states to opt out of Obamacare’s provision prohibiting insurers from charging higher rates for those with pre-existing conditions, with one catch: Members of Congress and their staff would be exempt from the higher premiums.
Brutal. Shameful. Embarrassing. America hasn’t seen a politician take an L this bad since Papa Pope read Fitz. In case you missed the sound of a million souls crying out in joy, then suddenly drowned out by loud laughter, the Republicans’ ill-fated attempt to scrap and replace Obamacare flopped miserably today.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told GOP lawmakers that President Donald Trump is demanding a Friday vote in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and if the House rejects the GOP plan, Trump is prepared to move on and leave Obamacare in place.
Despite our reasoning skills, development of complex languages and cross-cultural ability to learn the Electric Slide, humans are basically animals, and all animals share fundamental traits. Take dogs, for instance: I have an enormous, bumbling, spoiled brat of a Great Dane named Omar. When Omar was a small puppy,…
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is a horrible person. During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, the horrible Chaffetz was being challenged on House Republicans’ newly released proposed health care bill, the American Health Care Act.
The wait is finally over. House Republicans have finally released their master plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known (to the shock of millions) as Obamacare, in the form of two bills that would replace federal insurance subsidies with individual tax credits and grants to help states create…
On Monday the man we elected (and by “we,” you know who I mean) to solve America’s problems and make the country great again emerged from a meeting with the nation’s governors glassy-eyed, as if he had just been told he was going to have to take an IQ test or get hooked up to a lie detector.
Ohio Republican and former House Speaker John Boehner told attendees at an Orlando health care conference Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, “is not going to happen.”
Town hall meetings are underway across the country this week as members of Congress return to their districts during the congressional recess. Well, sort of—only 19 Republican members of Congress are holding town hall meetings during the recess, and notably none of them are located in Utah, where Rep. Jason Chaffetz…