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Mike Pence makes bizarre dodge of question on GOP healthcare bill by quoting Thomas Jefferson
Mike Pence talks with reporters on WednesdayJoshua Roberts/Reuters Vice President Mike Pence side-stepped a question about whether the Republicans' new Obamacare repeal and replace bill would guarantee health insurance for people with preexisting conditions as Obamcare does now. "Fox & Friends" h
Republicans' last frantic attempt to destroy Obamacare gives the game away
(Tom Toles) The latest GOP plan to kill Obamacare is now just Ahab lashing himself to his white whale, in an obsession that defies all policy discussion. Republicans' efforts have nothing any longer to do with health care at all. They are merely block-granting the money away, for health care or not.
Nancy Pelosi says GOP only 'misleads' Americans on health care reform - then she gets hit with facts
Nancy Pelosi says GOP only "misleading" Americans on health care reform, but Americans remind her of the facts of history. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) In the fight to reform health care, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is doing everything in her power to discredit Republicans and the Tru
GOP senator admits new healthcare bill could harm people with preexisting conditions, but says it won't happen
Sen. Jeff FlakeMorning Joe/MSNBC/Youtube One of the most hotly debated elements of the newest Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has come over the bill's protections for people with preexisting conditions. While the authors of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson plan s
Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back at Health Care Critics: I Won't 'Be Quiet' About Graham-Cassidy
"I'm not pretending to be an expert," the late-night host said. "I'm asking why people like you aren't listening to actual experts like the American Medical Association." Senator Bill Cassidy must really be starting to rue the day he came up with the idea of the "Jimmy Kimmel test." For the third co
Jimmy Kimmel's credibility on health care questioned after this revelation
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel was criticized by many for not revealing to his audience that his screeds against the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill were driven by months-long talks with the office of top Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). (Image Source: YouTube screenshot) Jimmy Kimmel has been a
I Always Knew Obamacare Was a Nightmare. Now, I'm One of the Millions Living It.
Since its enactment, I've always acknowledged the fundamental flaws in Obamacare. Because of the law, I was able to stay on my parent's health insurance until I was 26. By then, I had a full-time job with excellent health benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage. Frankly, my health co
The White House Will Take Down Healthcare.gov Nearly Every Sunday For 12 Hours During Open Enrollment
Getty Image When Obamacare's website, Healthcare.gov first launched in 2013, the result was a cataclysmic disaster for the titular president and his administration. The digital embodiment of the Affordable Care Act managed to enroll six people out of over four million hits, and only 248 people in to
Florida governor faces backlash over nursing home voicemails left during hurricane
Getty Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is facing criticism after his office revealed that four voicemails sent from a nursing home where eleven residents died in the aftermath Hurricane Irma were deleted. Scott's office responded saying the four voicemails, which were all received during a 36-hour perio
What Does Ivanka Trump Deserve?
In an interview that airs today, Ivanka Trump speaks with Dr. Oz and reveals that she experienced "some level" of postpartum depression with each of her three pregnancies. Trump explains, "It was very-it was a very challenging, emotional time for me because I felt like I was not living up to my pote
The Cassidy-Graham bill probably won't become law. And more than half of America is good with that, according to poll
Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare was always a moonshot. A bill proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., looks like it doesn't have enough support in the Senate to pass a party-line vote. Republican leaders were trying to rush something through by Sept. 30.
Democratic congressman: McCain won't support GOP health bill because 'he's staring death in the face'
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks during a press conference about his resistance to the so-called "Skinny Repeal" of the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017.REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein A Pennsylvania congressman predicted this week that Sen. John McCain won't suppo
Trump Tweets Confirm He Doesn’t Understand What’s in the GOP Health Bill
Donald Trump has a long history of making claims about various Republican health care bills that have nothing to do with reality. Back in January he announced he'd come up with a way to provide "insurance for everybody" that was "much less expensive and much better" than Obamacare. That plan never m
Trump hits John McCain for 'letting Arizona down' with GOP health care bill opposition
President Donald Trump on Saturday upbraided Arizona Senator John McCain for disappointing the voters of his state, saying the senator 'let Arizona down' by opposing the GOP's latest effort to reform health care, leaving Republicans without a way forward to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare Repeal Depends On 3 GOP Senators Breaking Their Word
The fate of health care for millions of Americans appears to rest on the shoulders of a trio of Republican senators who split with their party and voted to block Obamacare repeal two months ago. Based on their own words then and now, a yes vote from any of them on the latest Senate GOP health care b
Mike Pence just settled it: Republicans' Obamacare repeal bill can't guarantee protections for preexisting conditions
Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Vice President Pence after meeting with senators during the weekly Republican caucus policy luncheon at the Capitol. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A major public fl
WATCH: GOPer Joni Ernst has town hall protesters removed after crowd calls for single payer healthcare
Conservative US Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) faced a rambunctious - and hostile - crowd at a Friday town hall meeting in Iowa City. "The 750-strong crowd peppered Ernst with questions throughout the hourlong forum, and frequently punctuated her answers with boos, shouts and jeers," The Des Moines Register
I'm a doctor who spent my life helping people live well. Now I help them die well, too.
As usual, I held the door handle and took a deep breath so I could enter the room fully present. This time, a person wringing his hands locked his eyes on mine anxiously. "I am hoping you can help me," he puffed. "My other doctor just left me out to dry." I sat down, rolled my chair closer to him w
Chili's answers health insurance questions on Twitter
The Texas headquartered chain was quick to aid a curious Twitter user. (iStock) One man's Twitter question about American health care insurance fees, addressed to the popular restaurant chain Chili's, has gone viral. Twitter user @subtlerbutler began a thread about how annoying it is for people t
Erick Erickson: Jimmy Kimmel, my wife has cancer, I have a pulmonary embolism. But I still oppose ObamaCare
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel has been on a roll lately. As Stephen Colbert's ratings have gone up by capturing the attention of angry liberals, Kimmel had to do something. So he took up the crusade against touching ObamaCare and is using his son for moral authority. His facile logic is simple. His s