Tagged: Obamacare

Wahoo! Repeal and Replace Has Arrived!

Well, it seems a judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, unconstitutional, on the grounds that the law cannot stand without its key component, the individual mandate, which was deleted from the ACA by the Republican-led Congress last year. This will be hailed for about thirty seconds as a great day for American liberty and quality healthcare — until...

Trump vs. Obamacare

Donald Trump certainly wants to repeal Obamacare. He would have to hate it, if for no other reason than that, not realizing “Obamacare” is only a nickname, he would be ticked that the nation’s health care law has another president’s name attached to it. And that pretty much defines his “plan”: repeal the name, and rechristen the law “Trumpcare.” His cult is enraptured...

Ten Possible Reasons Why Mitch McConnell Can’t Repeal and Replace Obamacare

  He never wanted to. You don’t “repeal and replace” a massive and society-altering piece of legislation without even trying to make the case for doing so to the nation’s population, which McConnell has very deliberately never done. Mitch McConnell is a closet progressive, much more interested in cutting deals for himself and his establishment cronies than in advancing the cause of freedom...

The Totalitarian Ratchet Turns

By a charming coincidence, socialized medicine is claiming a famous victim at the very moment that its grip on the West’s last outpost of liberty is tightening. Together, the British government’s success in running out the clock on Charlie Gard and the U.S. Senate’s apparent progress toward paving the road to single-payer healthcare in America have symbolic value. For years, we have spoken...

Trump’s Disdain for American Health Care

In response to my recent post, “Trump and Krauthammer: Brothers in Progressive Fraud,” in which I mention President Trump’s recent tweet declaring that “everybody” has better health care than America, a dear friend, Dr. William Meisler, sent me the following: When I first read about Trump’s tweet concerning American health care, I immediately said to myself, “What an absolute fool this man is....

Trump and Krauthammer: Brothers in Progressive Fraud

The House of Representatives’ Obamacare reform bill accomplishes exactly one significant thing: It makes the pathway to single-payer healthcare in America an official Republican talking point, rather than the exclusively Democratic issue it has hitherto been, at least beyond closed doors. Yes, the cat is out of the bag. The GOP is now, openly, America’s moderate voice for socialism. An over-the-top charge, you say? Well, let’s see. In...

Last Man Standing Sits Down

It’s official: there is no one left in the United States federal government with an ounce of integrity. No minority faction prepared to stand on principle, come what may. No “happy few” who can claim, without reeking of hypocrisy, any allegiance to the Constitution above career and party. The House Freedom Caucus now supports the path to socialized medicine. Okay, that may be slightly hyperbolic, as we do...

Shocker! Trump Blames Freedom Caucus for His Massive Incompetence

Well, if you’re a regular reader here, you already know that the above headline was written with tongue firmly in cheek. If there is anything in the world less shocking than the sun rising in the east today, it is that every time Donald Trump’s incompetence and lack of seriousness are exposed (i.e., about twice a day), he will do and say — okay, just “say,” as he...

Trump Cult Logic

No issue demonstrates the logical labyrinth of the loyal Trumpanzee more perfectly than healthcare reform. Let me take you inside the three-dimensional chess match that is the mind of a Trump cultist hoping to preserve his illusion of rationality. “Repeal and Replace” is a McConnell-Boehner euphemism for leaving government-run healthcare as a permanent entitlement fixture of American society forever. Trump’s healthcare plan, which he...

Trump’s GOP Boldly Renames ObamaCare!

My first blush reactions to the Republican Party’s newly unveiled “Repeal and Replace” solution on healthcare, presented in the order in which they occur to me: 1. Gee, what a shock — they were lying all these years! Who could have guessed? 2. Republicans who say, with mock resignation, “You can’t roll back an entitlement,” simply never tried to roll one back, wouldn’t...