Another shot at Obamacare…how may bites at the apple does the Trump GOP get…???

…Another shot at Obamacare…how may bites at the apple does the Trump GOP get…???

CBO: Initial report on Graham-Cassidy bill will lack coverage, premium and deficit estimates

The notice angered Democrats, who planned to use the complete figures to hammer the legislation.

By Elise Viebeck  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


Medicare, private insurance and administrative costs: A Democratic talking point

Democrats such as Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders says Medicare is more efficient than private plans. But not so fast.


Would the House pass Graham-Cassidy? It’s not a slam dunk.

Together, 21 GOP lawmakers from California and New York voted for the American Health Care Act in May, and a threshold question for considering Graham-Cassidy’s prospects is to wonder how many of them will be willing to vote to blow a hole in their state’s health care budget.


New push to replace Obamacare reflects high stakes for Republicans

If they fail again, Senate Republicans will look even weaker. If they succeed, they will own legislation that would slash health-care spending and cover fewer people than the last bill.

By Sean Sullivan and Kelsey Snell  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST OBAMACARE REPEAL ARE NOW WAVERING Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she’s still considering the new Graham-Cassidy proposal. [HuffPost]


Update) Action Alert: you have until September 30 to kill this zombie ‘Trumpcare’ bill

Posted on  by AZ BlueMeanie | 3 Comments


Yesterday I posted an Action Alert: you have until September 30 to kill this zombie ‘Trumpcare’ bill.

Steve Benen doubles down on this action alert today. Senate Dems issue a ‘red alert’ on Republican repeal efforts:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) issued a “red alert” to health care advocates late Friday, and we’ve seen simila



Senate Republicans look to revive effort to repeal Obamacare by end of September

Mitch McConnell has asked budget analysts to fast-track scoring the bill to devolve health care to the states.

By Elise Viebeck and David Weigel  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »




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