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Donald Trump

So you’re telling me there’s a chance…

September 18, 2017 – With 13 days to go, I’d say Cassidy-Graham faces an uphill battle. But as we know, American politics sometimes delivers unlikely… Read more

You can only lie about policy in…

May 25, 2017 – What's worse: Covering up for a 'joke' about Trump being paid by Vladimir Putin? Or fundamentally mischaracterizing the clear implications… Read more

While the individual market might not be exploding (not yet, at least), Republican talking points about the problems in the individual market are not entirely without merit. But the story of Obamacare's problems is not complete unless we take a look back over the last several years and look at all the ways Republican lawmakers, governors, and pundits – and now the Trump Administration – took steps to deliberately weaken the Affordable Care Act. - Louise Norris

10 ways the GOP sabotaged Obamacare

May 17, 2017 – The story of Obamacare's problems is not complete unless we take a look back at all the ways Republican lawmakers took steps to… Read more

although it may be true that the ACA markets overall are not in a death spiral, there are certainly some states where the situation is precarious, even without further destabilizing action on the part of the Trump Administration.

The ACA isn’t imploding. Is your…

April 18, 2017 – Although the ACA is a federal law that applies in every state, insurance markets are regulated at the state level, and markets vary… Read more

Trump pulls vote on AHCA

Obamacare remains the law of the land.…

March 24, 2017 – After four hours of debate today, House leadership abruptly pulled H.R. 1628 – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — without a vote.… Read more

Trump ‘shooting from the hip’ to…

March 8, 2017 – HHS has proposed a variety of rule changes aimed at individual market stabilization for 2018, but the overall strategy doesn’t appear to… Read more

‘Obamacare Saved My Life, Too.’

February 6, 2017 – President Trump promised that once Obamacare's repealed everybody will be "beautifully covered." That would be great. But Kristin Wolf… Read more

When Obamacare goes high, Trump goes…

February 3, 2017 – We know what to expect: No matter what happens with the law ... no matter how high its successes reach ... they will always go low. And… Read more

'Ryan’s playing us all for fools in an effort to drum up support for his own version of health care reform.' – Louise Norris

3 GOP repeal comments that are…

January 22, 2017 – 'Ryan’s playing us all for fools in an effort to drum up support for his own version of healthcare reform.' – Louise… Read more

"The Affordable Care Act may be headed for destruction, but I'm betting not." – Harold Pollack

Obamacare is not ‘toast.’

January 20, 2017 – "The Affordable Care Act may be headed for destruction, but I'm betting not." – Harold… Read more

Sadness. Gratitude. Cautious optimism.

January 20, 2017 – On this, the inauguration day of our 45th U.S. president, we will not mince words. We will not conceal our sadness as we bid fond farewell… Read more

How will Republicans' repeal-and-delay strategy play out? Here are some possible scenarios, listed worst-to-best from the point of view of someone who wants to maintain affordable coverage for as many people as possible.

7 ways the GOP could blow up ACA’s…

January 17, 2017 – How will Republicans' repeal-and-delay strategy play out? Here are some possible scenarios, listed worst-to-best from the point of view of… Read more

Stay calm and resist repeal.

January 12, 2017 – Supporters of the law who may fear a death blow was struck last night actually have plenty of time to channel their fear and nervous energy… Read more

‘Obamacare saved my life’

January 5, 2017 – While policy wonks analyze the political challenges of repealing Obamacare, millions of Americans who rely on it to help pay for lifesaving… Read more

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many challenges. I wish that it did more for people. It also does an incredible amount of good for millions of people—including precisely the group of swing-state white voters who delivered the election to Republicans who have pledged to in some way snatch that coverage away.

Obamacare for Trump’s base

December 23, 2016 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many challenges. I wish that it did more for people. It also does an incredible amount of good for… Read more

As a standalone replacement for the ACA, Tom Price's plan would render coverage unaffordable for the vast majority of the 20-plus million people who have gained insurance through the ACA.

A (Tom) Price cut for subsidized…

December 14, 2016 – As a standalone replacement for the ACA, Tom Price's plan would render coverage unaffordable for the vast majority of the 20-plus million… Read more

For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who might be hurt. This is a human imperative, and there are many political opportunities to be effective.

Resistance to repeal will not be…

December 12, 2016 – For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who… Read more

How many Americans voted for Donald Trump (and presumably the rest of the Republicans on the ticket), "thus ensuring that they've effectively slit their own throats?" Charles Gaba runs the numbers.

‘Please take away my health coverage.’

November 30, 2016 – How many Americans voted for Donald Trump (and presumably the rest of the Republicans on the ticket), "thus ensuring that they've… Read more

If Trump were serious about offering "something beautiful" in place of the ACA, it might look very like a "BHP for all who need it" – that is, a program offering plans to anyone lacking access to employer-sponsored insurance or another public insurance program.

Replacing the ACA with something…

November 12, 2016 – If Trump were serious about offering "something beautiful" in place of the ACA, it might look very like a "BHP for all who need it" –… Read more

Donald Trump will be our next president. What exactly does that mean for your health insurance coverage and access to healthcare?

The ‘Trump effect’ on your Obamacare…

November 12, 2016 – Donald Trump will be our next president. What exactly does that mean for your health insurance coverage and access to healthcare?… Read more