Obamacare Headlines

  • Obamacare is thriving despite GOP attempts to kill it

    Repealing Obamacare mandate will crush the law. GOP has the tools to fix it instead, says Jennifer Fitzgerald.

  • Obamacare enrollment tops 2 million with less than one month to go before HealthCare.gov deadline

    The deadline for signing up in 39 states served by HealthCare.gov is Dec. 15, but most of the remaining states have later deadlines.

  • Stockman On America's Fiscal Sundown, Part 1

    Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The Senate Finance Committee tax bill is not supply side and it's not even a tax cut; it's a gimmick-ridden policy mongrel that smells to high heaven of political desperation and cynicism. Contrary to the Donald's delusional promise that the American people will get some tax cut sugar plums for Christmas, we are reasonably confident that this misbegotten exercise in reverse-robin hood economics won't reach his desk. But whether it passes in some...

  • Obamacare sign ups are crushing their pace from last year — but there's still a huge problem

    The number of people enrolling in Obamacare insurance plans through the first three weeks of the sign-up period is higher than the number of people who signed up through four weeks in 2016. While the pace if enrollment is higher than last year, the enrollment period is just six weeks instead of 12. That means that the total number of sign ups could still be substantially lower than 2016, a worrying sign for the future of the individual insurance market. Enrollment in the Affordable Care...

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  • The GOP tax plan got a big boost from a key Republican senator

    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said that she supported the repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate as part of the GOP's tax plan. This is a positive for the tax bill, as there were concerns over Murkowski's support amid proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act. Despite the support, there's no guarantee the mandate repeal ends up in the final bill. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the handful of Republican senators who are question marks to support the GOP's massive tax code overhaul, gave a...

    Business Insider
  • Sticker shock for many, insurer exits if Obamacare rule killed

    The Senate is considering a tax bill that would repeal the requirement that most Americans have health insurance of some kind or pay a fine.

  • How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old

    Forget good intentions. Remember bad results. The Washington Post recently published a heart-wrenching story of two Virginia families caught up with the consequences of a... Read More The post How Fewer Obamacare Options Hurt a 4-Year-Old appeared first on The Daily Signal.

    The Daily Signal
  • America's dark future: Deaths from booze, drugs, suicide could spike 60 percent over next decade

    Currently, more than 127,000 Americans are dying annually from drugs, alcohol and suicide — 350 such deaths per day.

  • How Tax Reform Became a Fast Track to Drain the Swamp

    Republicans have long been known as “the stupid party.” They do stupid things, such as waiting until mid-November to push a must-pass tax cut that... Read More The post How Tax Reform Became a Fast Track to Drain the Swamp appeared first on The Daily Signal.

    The Daily Signal
  • Why Repealing the Obamacare Mandate Might Not Save Much Money

    Yuval RosenbergNovember 20, 2017Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, said Sunday that the White House won’t make...

    The Fiscal Times
  • Democrats in Meltdown Mode as Obamacare Individual Mandate Moves Toward Extinction

    Democrats, of course, oppose the tax cuts moving through Congress. They believe government knows better how to spend your money than you do. But... Read More The post Democrats in Meltdown Mode as Obamacare Individual Mandate Moves Toward Extinction appeared first on The Daily Signal.

    The Daily Signal
  • Trump Officials Signal Obamacare Individual Mandate Could Survive Tax Reform

    Top Trump administration officials indicated that while the president still backs repealing the Obamacare individual mandate, the administration would accept a tax reform package that left the mandate in place.

  • What German Political Turmoil? Global Markets BTFD, Don't Look Back

    US index futures are unchanged, having recovered virtually all overnight session losses alongside the EURUSD following Merkel's failure to form a government, while European shares rise despite Angela Merkel's failure to form a new government. In the span of just hours, the goalseeked "hot take" consensus was that Germany’s collapsed coalition talks aren’t expected be a deal breaker for European equities due to the "strength of the German economy." As we pointed out earlier, the euro reversed...

  • Mulvaney: Administration Wants Tax Bill to Pass, With or Without Repeal of Obamacare Mandate

    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the administration of President Donald Trump wants the tax bill to pass, with or without repeal of Obamacare mandate. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: And we’re back with Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Director, I want to start with the individual mandate. That’s something the president wants. It’s in the bill now, in part in the Senate to just make the...

  • White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

    WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the...

    Mail Online
  • The breakneck speed of the Republican tax bill is angering Democrats and increasing the odds it passes

    Alex Wong/Getty Images Republicans have hastily moved their tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, through both the House and Senate. The speed of the battle has caused analysts to raise expectations for passage. It has also cracked open even more serious divisions between the GOP and Democrats. In just two weeks, Republicans in the House were able to introduce their massive tax bill, get it through the tax-writing committee, and pass it through the full chamber. Similarly, the Senate...

    Business Insider
  • Most Americans blame Donald Trump for Obamacare problems, poll finds

    A majority of Americans blame Donald Trump’s administration for any future problems with Obamacare, a new poll has found.

    The Independent
  • Stockman Slams "The Awesome Recovery" Narrative

    Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, One of the great philosophers of recent times was surely Sgt. Easterhaus of "Hill Street Blues". As he assigned his men to their daily rounds in the crime infested streets of the Big Apple he always ended the precinct's morning call with his signature admonition: "Let's be carful out there." That wisdom has been long lost on both ends of the Acela Corridor. In the face of blatant dangers and even existential threats, their denizens whistle past...