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Ryan Care: We Need Reform, Not Relabeling
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Ryan Care: We Need Reform, Not Relabeling

“Drain The Swamp” is the metaphorical description of President Andrew Jackson’s 1828 campaign to rid Washington of cronyism and corruption. This metaphor has new meaning in 2017, intensified by the saga of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s failed American Health Care Act (AHCA). ObamaCare, ironically called Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

Trump Needs to Drain the “Healthcare” Swamp
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Trump Needs to Drain the “Healthcare” Swamp

In his Feb 28 address to the Joint Session of Congress, President Trump called the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) an “imploding disaster.” His references to soaring premiums, contracting choices, and market collapse are all spot on. And of course everybody wants “reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower […]

What If Sick People Lose Their ObamaCare?
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What If Sick People Lose Their ObamaCare?

As Republicans contemplate repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”)—seriously, not just as a political gesture—alarms are sounding about millions of individuals losing coverage. So soon we have forgotten about the millions who lost coverage they had had for years because ObamaCare outlawed it. ObamaCare resulted in perhaps five […]