Category: American Health Care Act

Trump’s ACA sabotage may have already have a cost of more than 4,000 American lives

Trump’s ACA sabotage may have already have a cost of more than 4,000 American lives

We’re paying more and now 3.5 million more Americans are uninsured Andy Slavitt loves seeing Americans gain health insurance, and since 2014, he’s had a lot of reasons to be happy.. Slavitt stepped in to save HealthCare.gov in the midst of a crisis of technology and crisis that threatened the Affordable Care Act. By the end of the enrollment period, […]

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The one simple reason the GOP wants to pass the worst possible Trumpcare bill by September 30

The one simple reason the GOP wants to pass the worst possible Trumpcare bill by September 30

It’s the billionaire donors, of course Graham-Cassidy — the latest version of Trumpcare — looks to be within one or two votes of passing the Senate with 50 votes by the September 30th deadline mandated by the budget reconciliation process. There’s a momentum and urgency to the bill that suggests that this really could happen, though no Republican can make […]

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5 reasons we have to take Trumpcare seriously — again

5 reasons we have to take Trumpcare seriously — again

Trumpcare is the worst possible Obamacare sabotage, and it could happen in less than two weeks The Senate is closer than it has ever been to finalizing a bill that reportedly includes a series of small fixes to Obamacare — if Democrats can convince Republicans not to throw out the “guardrails” that protect consumers. These slight adjustments have historically followed […]

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WARNING: Amidst our other disasters, Trump and the GOP still want to gut Medicaid by September 30

WARNING: Amidst our other disasters, Trump and the GOP still want to gut Medicaid by September 30

Category 4 Obamacare sabotage is also ongoing Some Conservatives feel as if secret liberal Donald Trump tricked them into not getting into a giant fight over Harvey disaster relief as Irma threatens much of Florida, but Trump’s assault on Obamacare and health care in general continues to be as Republican as hell. Trump has quietly let Obamacare's entire outreach budget […]

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6 reasons Trump can still pull off tax breaks for the rich

6 reasons Trump can still pull off tax breaks for the rich

If we can’t stop them The New Republic’s Brian Beutler has presented eight reasons why the GOP may be “too incompetent to cut taxes,” which would be like arguing that flies are too dizzy to find any excrement. You’re supposed to be able to do the one thing you exist to do. Here are 8 reasons why—if I had to […]

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How you can help defeat Trump’s latest desperate attempt to kill Obamacare

How you can help defeat Trump’s latest desperate attempt to kill Obamacare

Gutting ACA outreach will raise costs and cost lives — but it’s also a chance to prepare for the 2018 election Trump has never been less popular as president and Obamacare has never been more popular — ever. But in this gerrymandered, electoral college-d reality, popularity does not equal power. Trump is using every tool at his disposal to try […]

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Trump’s presidency depends on his tax breaks for the rich

Trump’s presidency depends on his tax breaks for the rich

This is when Democrats get to explain what they’re for — the people over the powerful After the horrors of Harvey, Congress will soon return to Washington D.C. and the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency will be decided by his ability to keep the government open, raise the debt limit and — most importantly — cut taxes for the rich. […]

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This is what we’re up against in 2018

This is what we’re up against in 2018

The worst and best news you’ve heard all week that  does not directly involve Donald Trump For a moment, let’s set aside everything Donald Trump is trying to do to make sure the GOP eventually loses the Latino vote the way it has lost African-American vote for the last half a century and focus on the most important issue of […]

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The time to hold Republicans accountable for their votes to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is now

The time to hold Republicans accountable for their votes to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is now

You can’t laugh away your votes against the promises our nation has made to Michiganders anymore, Rep. Walberg I’m worried about Rep. Tim Walberg’s wife. At a recent “Coffee Hour” in Dexter conveniently held during conventional business hours when most people were at work, the following exchange happened as the representative of Michigan’s 7th Congressional District had an aide ask […]

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REMINDER: Republicans got within one vote of gutting Medicaid — and they’re not giving up

REMINDER: Republicans got within one vote of gutting Medicaid — and they’re not giving up

The horrors of what the GOP almost pulled off reveal both the historic effectiveness of the Resistance and how tenuous the victory over Trumpcare may be What else is Mike Pence going to say? Can he admit that “the dawn of a new unified Republican government” has led to no significant legislative achievements in six months, highlighted by a complete […]

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20 (completely serious) questions for Kid Rock

20 (completely serious) questions for Kid Rock

Support Eclectablog because we take Kid Rock seriously for you Is Kid Rock — AKA Robert James Ritchie who grew up in this plush home in Bruce Township, Michigan — a serious candidate for the U.S. Senate? No, but he could be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Michigan next November. And if there’s anything the last year […]

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