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'Whoa, Whoa, Whoa': Sanders Says Democrats' Intransigence Is Solution, Not Problem
While intra-party disagreement among Republicans and a nationwide grassroots effort to stop the cruel and unpopular healthcare reform bill known as Trumpcare undoubtedly fueled its collapse on Friday , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday morning made it quite clear that Democrats not cooperating...
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No, Paul Ryan, Your Healthcare Defeat Wasn't Because of "Growing Pains"
House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said Ryan. “You just had to...
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Trump's Huge Failure
After promising to "repeal and replace Obamacare on day one [of his presidency]", Donald Trump suffered an ignominious rejection on day 64. True to form, Trump took no responsibility for the defeat of the Republican plan (the American Health Care Act) but, instead, blamed Democrats. Trump had...
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Donald Trump Can’t Make a Deal
D onald Trump has made plenty of bad deals in the course of his career. There was his Atlantic City casino empire, which ended in multiple bankruptcy filings. There was Trump University, which led to multiple lawsuits and a $25 million settlement. There was the deal with electronics chain Sharper...
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With Epic GOP Failure, Dems Urged to Go Bold with Medicare-for-All
With the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going down in flames Friday as Americans rallied to defend their right to healthcare, Democrats are being urged, both by experts and constituents, to seize on the moment and counter with a plan that will truly provide coverage for...
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Saving Obamacare Is Not Enough—We Need Medicare for All
T he health-care debate in America is essentially an argument over what kind of private insurance market people should have access to: President Obama’s, where the insurance companies made out like bandits, or President Trump’s, where insurance companies will make out like bandits. Let’s change the...
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Bill Killed: Popular Roar Forces House GOP to Withdraw TrumpCare Vote
Update: House Republicans pulled their healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), just before the vote was to take place. Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California described the bill's failure as "a victory for the resistance," while the New York Times writes that it's "a humiliating...
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Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote
In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to...
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Grassroots Power Stalls Trumpcare
March 23rd, the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), turned into a better day for the people of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, than it was for House Speaker Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump, and our congressman, Rep. Lloyd Smucker. While the politicians in Washington were scuttling the...
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Grassroots Resistance Credited as Republicans Forced to Postpone AHCA Vote
Republican lawmakers on Thursday were met with a deluge of outrage and calls to stand against the American Health Care Act (ACHA) while the planned House vote was thrown into disarray as defections mounted. House Speaker Paul Ryan postponed a 3:30pm press conference shortly before it was reported...
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