What we are given today is typical “governmentese” techno-garbage double-speak…

image…to thoroughly assess the differences between Obamacare and Trumpcare one will need to see the entire proposed repeal/replace legislation and sufficient time to lay them side by side and microscopically evaluate line by line … What we are given today is typical “governmentese” techno-garbage double-speak…

Senate Republicans today revealed the text of their bill to scrap key parts of the Affordable Care Act. The repeal bill would also overhaul Medicaid and give states the ability to waive Obamacare’s insurance requirements. The draft plan is posted here.    Read more here.



Thursday June 22, 2017





Aaron Bernstein / Reuters



Read The Full Text Of The Senate Health Care Bill


A draft of the health care bill that Senate Republicans largely have kept a secret was made public Thursday.









After much secrecy, G.O.P. Senate leaders are unveiling their Obamacare repeal bill. It looks a lot like the House bill.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:57 AM EDT


Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday to achieve that goal as they unveiled a bill to end the health law’s mandate that nearly everyone have health care, remake and cut the Medicaid program and create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance.

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Media Malpractice? As GOP Moves to Strip Healthcare from Millions, Press Remains Focused on Russia


"The Affordable Care Act is law only because millions of Americans mobilized, and organized, and decided that this fight was about more than health care – it was about the character of our country. It was about whether the wealthiest nation on Earth would make sure that neither illness nor twist of fate would rob us of everything we’ve worked so hard to build. It was about whether we look out for one another, as neighbors, and fellow citizens, who care about each other’s success. This fight is still about all that today. And Americans who love their country still have the power to change it."
-President Barack Obama


Healthcare. Earlier today, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their draft of Trumpcare, and it is eerily similar to the House version that passed last month. The bill calls for "repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, drastically cutting back federal support of Medicaid, [and] eliminating Obamacare’s taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others." Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and members of the GOP have been purposefully working behind closed doors and are attempting to rush a vote before the July 4th recess. The House version of this bill has already passed and will cause over 23 million people to lose coverage in the next decade. Read more about the Senate bill.

Senate Republicans set to release health-care bill, but divisions remain

The proposal is an attempt to strike a compromise between existing law and a bill passed by the House in May.

By Paige Winfield Cunningham, Juliet Eilperin and Sean Sullivan  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


History Lesson: How the Democrats pushed Obamacare through the Senate

Democrats like to recall days of open debate in the Senate on Obamacare. But the real work was behind closed doors.

By Glenn Kessler  •  Fact Checker  •  Read more »


Senate health-care draft repeals Obamacare taxes, provides bigger subsidies for low-income Americans than House bill

It also phases out Medicaid more slowly than the House measure.

By Paige Winfield Cunningham  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


Republicans who decried Obamacare secrecy now writing legislation in secret

Transparency takes a back seat to expediency as the GOP scrambles to pass a health-care bill.

By Karen Tumulty  •  Read more »


McConnell Finally Releases Summary of Senate Obamacare Repeal and It’s the Biggest Attack on Health Safety Nets in Decades

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

The Senate GOP leader is trying to spin it as a gentler version of kicking million off health care. READ MORE»


Activists Push to Defeat Trumpcare

By Ilana Novick, AlterNet

Activists are ready to push their senators to play hardball. READ MORE»


Latest GOP Health-Care Draft Threatens NM Medicaid
Santa Fe, NM – The new draft of the American Health Care Act is likely to be released today (Thursday) with drastic implications for Medicaid in New Mexico. The bill goes to the Senate for a vote in one week, bypassing committees under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s special rules. Comments by Edwin Park, vice president for health policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.