Economist Stephen Moore Blasts Senator Lamar Alexander and ‘Turncoat’ Republicans During Nashville Visit

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  NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Free-market economist Stephen Moore slammed U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in a speech Saturday when talking about “turncoat” Republicans who did not support a recent Republican-led Senate effort to repeal Obamacare. He said the Tennessee senator is “leading the charge” to preserve Obamacare in some form.…

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Commentary: Paul Krugman Goes ‘Full Gruber’ on Healthcare

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 – In liberal economist Paul Krugman’s New York Times column (July 31, 2017), he asked “Who ate the Republicans brains?’ After reading the column, most readers will likely ask, “Who ate Paul Krugman’s brain?” Krugman has a very intelligent brain. Referring to the Senate’s inability to…

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Commentary: Four Steps President Trump Can Take to Quicken Obamacare Implosion

With the wee-hours even a modest partial repeal of Obamacare in the Senate, the ball now moves to the executive branch. President Donald Trump’s administration has considerable power to improve the health care system within the confines of the Affordable Care Act — or make mischief and hasten its demise.…

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Alexander And Corker Both Vote For Failed Obamacare “Skinny Repeal” Amendment

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Tennessee’s Republican senators both voted early Friday for a health care bill amendment that would have repealed parts of Obamacare, though less dramatically than an amendment defeated earlier this week. The latest amendment, defeated by a 51-49 Senate vote, was dubbed “skinny repeal” and was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader…

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Obamacare CO-OP Trade Association Now Appears Dead

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After 20 of the 24 Obamacare non-profit health insurance cooperatives collapsed, despite the influx of $2.4 billion in taxpayer funds, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that its trade association would also fail. The National Alliance of State Health Cooperatives (NASCHO), the Obamacare co-op health insurance trade association, has quietly closed its…

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Sen. Corker Votes To Repeal Obamacare, Sen. Alexander Votes No

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Tennessee’s Republican senators in Washington, D.C., were divided Wednesday on repealing significant portions of Obamacare. Sen. Bob Corker voted for a health care bill amendment to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while Sen. Lamar Alexander voted against it. Put forward by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the amendment would have given…

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Commentary: Obamacare Repeal is ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Moment for GOP

By Jeffrey A. Rendall   Another week, another failure for the Republican congressional leadership. The media is ablaze with stories of more feckless incompetence by the GOP congressional majority to pass any kind of repeal and/or replace of Obamacare this week. Of course the professional talkers are snickering at President…

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Two GOP Senators Reject ‘Clean Repeal’ They Supported in 2015

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowki and Shelley Moore Capito railed against Obamacare and just a year and half ago to repeal it. But that was then. On Tuesday, they to a nearly identical approach to the one they embraced in December 2015. That, along with opposition by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)…

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UnitedHealth’s Profits Continue To Soar After Ditching Obamacare

The largest health insurance company in the U.S., UnitedHealth Group, exceeded its quarterly-profit expectations in the second quarter of 2017, as it continues to make gains after the provider decided to almost entirely opt-out of the Obamacare state exchanges. United’s second quarter net-earnings were $2.28 billion, up from $1.75 billion…

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Senate Health Care Legislation Stalls, Corker and Alexander Were Still Mulling Bill

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The Senate health care bill appeared to stall late Monday for lack of votes needed to pass. Last week, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said he was encouraged by the direction of the bill, while Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said he had concerns about its effects on Tennesseans and was waiting to…

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Commentary: British Baby Charlie Gard Makes Trump Case for Speedy Obamacare Repeal

President Donald Trump has just scored some massive political capital by tweeting of America’s willingness to help save little Charlie Gard from the evils of socialized health care – in other words, from government-imposed decision that he must die. Congress, on the other hand, ought to hang a photo of…

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White House: ‘We’re Getting Close’ on Health Care; Repeal-Only Vote Gains Momentum

The Trump administration on Sunday declared “we’re getting close” to having the votes needed to pass a health care overhaul bill in the Senate while reiterating that the president is open to a repeal-only measure if Republicans can’t agree on exactly how to replace Obamacare. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,”…

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‘Hookers for Health Care’ Organizes Against Republican Efforts to Replace Obamacare

Republican efforts to replace former President Obama’s signature piece of legislation have a new group of activists pitted against them: prostitutes. Nevada’s licensed prostitutes have organized a hundred-strong coalition called “Hookers for Health Care” to influence America’s national health care debate. Leader Alice Little of Carson City’s Sagebrush Ranch brothel…

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Obama’s Healthcare as Not Liberal Enough

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Rep. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized former President Obama’s model for healthcare while promoting a progressive agenda towards single-payer health care. She said the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare, was based on a model of healthcare taken from a conservative playbook and that Democrats should campaign on a platform…

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Commentary: GOP Health Care Plan Would Fundamentally Change Medicaid

Obscured by the largely over pre-existing conditions, the Obamacare rewrite by the House of Representatives would usher in the most significant changes ever to one of America’s largest entitlement programs. The American Health Care Act faces almost-certain major changes in the Senate. But as passed by the House, it would…

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Health Insurers in Connecticut and Maryland Ask for Double-Digit Premium Hikes, Tennessee Braces for ‘Sticker Shock’

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Consumers in at least two states face the prospect of double-digit increases in health insurance rates next year, as insurers attempt to price premiums amid uncertainty, including from Congress and President Donald Trump on the fate of Obamacare. Also driving rate increases is the fact that the millions of Americans…

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President Trump tells Speaker Ryan to pull ‘Obamacare-lite’ Bill

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  The Washington Post reports President Trump has asked Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the American Health Care Act bill. Via the Washington Post: House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal…

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Commentary: Repeal Means Repeal!

  For the past six years the Republicans in Congress have repeatedly demanded that Obamacare be repealed and replaced. In fact the House has voted over 60 times to repeal Obamacare but were regularly blocked by the Democrat-controlled Senate under Majority Leader Harry Reid. When Republicans took control of the…

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Commentary: Republicans Should Remember the Lessons of the Scurrilous Path to Obamacare Passage

By George Rasley, CHQ In 2009 Democrats, flush with victory in the 2008 election and in control of the White House, Senate and House – a victory won largely on jobs and economic issues – embarked, not on the passage of a job creation and economic reform agenda, but on…

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Commentary: Paul Ryan Betrays President Trump On Obamacare Repeal And Replace

by ConservativeHQ Staff It was inevitable that this would happen, but we figured it would take a little longer. Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill is a complete sellout of President Trump’s campaign promise to rid the country and the economy of the disaster of Obamacare, but…

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Letter to the Editor: Repeal Obamacare Now

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Dear Tennessee Star, Obamacare continues to be a total disaster for families. Remember the famous saying, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” With President Trump in office and Republican control of Congress – it’s important that Congress moves to quickly repeal Obamacare. Our healthcare system is…

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