Trump & GOP can only taunt Americans for so long before it absolutely backfires on them

…Trump & GOP can only taunt Americans for so long before it absolutely backfires on them…


The Sponsors Of Obamacare Repeal Are Trying To Fool America – And Fellow Republicans

The co-sponsors of new Senate legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act are misleading America about the effects of their proposal. They may also be misleading their own colleagues.

The story Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) tell about their legislation during speeches and news conferences is a straightforward, seemingly innocuous one ― that they are simply transferring money and authority away from the federal government.

To their colleagues in the Senate, Graham and Cassidy make a different, more nuanced pitch. With key Republicans nervous about what the bill would mean for coverage of their constituents, Graham and Cassidy are promising the vast majority of Republican states would end up with more money, not less, if the proposal becomes law.

The story Graham and Cassidy are telling the public is a vast over-simplification, one that leaves out the bill’s most important elements. And the story they are peddling to colleagues? That’s even more misleading.




When Trump administration officials slashed the advertising budget for, the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace, they said it was because of efficiency. A federal study says otherwise.


McConnell intends to bring repeal bill to Senate floor next week, spokesman says

The statement marks McConnell’s most concrete commitment yet to moving ahead with the bill from Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.).

By Sean Sullivan  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


Under Cassidy-Graham, health-care spending would drop in all but 16 states. Fifteen voted for Trump.

That’s per analysis from Avalere, given that there’s no CBO score — and only through 2026.

By Philip Bump  •  Read more »



Republicans tweak Sanders over health care, but Cassidy-Graham could open a path for his bill

The block-grant proposal at the center of Cassidy-Graham is astoundingly unpopular.

By David Weigel  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »

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