Today’s news brings the vote for the repeal and replace bill proposed by Republicans and negotiated for by President Trump. This bill is a lifeless zombie – the walking dead. No matter […]
Last month, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) failed to garner enough Republican support in the House of Representatives to pass their chamber and move on to the Senate. The failure was […]
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Seven years is a long time. It is 2,555 days or 3,679,200 total minutes, to be exact. In seven years, an average college student can earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree […]
America at the Crossroads: The Budget Debate and Health Care and What They are Telling us about Ourselves
The health care debate and, now, the discussion of the president’s budget and his tax plan tell me that America is at a crossroads.
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Sure, the situation in the House of Representatives seems to be a mess.
Former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, recently penned a straightforward response to the recent health care debacle: “Stop blaming. Start governing.”
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Two weeks ago David Frisk and I wrote here about the warning signs of Republican dissent from the Trump agenda.
Replacing Obamacare is the broccoli of the Trump legislative agenda.
If President Trump is correct, Obamacare will implode and the Democrats will have little choice but to join the effort to fix healthcare. Don’t count on them to bring conservative solutions to the table though. The problem for the Freedom Caucus if this happens will be to hold onto the concessions they gained during the last few days.
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In the game of Jeopardy it’s not the answer that’s called for–it’s the question.
Politics is full of nuance, but at the end of the day, the formula is pretty simple – he who implements policies that make the greatest share of voters happy will be […]
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Congressional Republicans have been waiting for eight long years to undue President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.
Halfway through his first 100 days, President Trump has wasted no time in rolling up his sleeves and getting to work.
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The recent Republican bill to replace Obamacare is doomed to failure just as Obamacare failed and the system before it did.
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As Larry David once said “A good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied.”
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Three separate town hall events were held in our area this past week.
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American consumers are accustomed to having a bunch of choices.
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Matt Drudge loves to tell a story with his headlines on Drudge Report.
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A majority of Americans really like their president.
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It was January 20, 2017, the day an unstable man was sworn in as our 45th president.
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Last Monday, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled that a proposed merger between health insurance giants Aetna and Humana could not proceed, because it would have violated antitrust laws.
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It is inauguration week. And I imagine what women will say to their future daughters.
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On Friday, America inaugurated its 45th president, Donald J. Trump.
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The 2008 DC Comics thriller, The Dark Knight, is one of my favorite modern movies.
Republicans are struggling with how to replace the Affordable Care Act after they repeal it.
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After six grueling years and countless attempts to hinder and repeal Obamacare, Republican lawmakers are finally getting the chance to repeal it; however, repealing Obamacare is not exactly all it is cracked up […]