Category: Health Care

House Health Bill Still in Trouble

Michael McAuliff and Matt Fuller report for Huffington Post that it doesn’t look like Speaker Paul Ryan has the votes he needs from his own caucus to pass Trump’s health care bill on Thursday. It certainly looks like the head…

An Era of Breathtaking Lies

David Leonhardt of the New York Times has evidently lost his patience with the lies that are coming out the president’s mouth and the mouths of his spokespeople and surrogates, and so he’s abandoning his reservations about applying the ‘L’…

Trump Imperiled His Own Agenda

It kind of makes me laugh when people pretend that the Republicans in Congress need their numbers to add up in order to pass legislation. Still, the CBO says that the House bill to repeal Obamacare would create substantial savings.…

Tom Price’s Lies are So Bad

I don’t understand why it helps to have the Secretary of Health & Human Services go on television and lie through his teeth while making promises that his bill can never keep. It might be more sensible if the lies…

Why Beshear Will Respond to Trump’s Speech

If you’re wondering why the Democrats selected former Kentucky governor Steve Beshear to deliver their response to Donald Trump’s speech in front of joint session of Congress on Tuesday, look no further than the Bluegrass State’s experience with Obamacare. According…

Empty Trump Cabinet is a Good Thing

There’s obviously a risk that the understaffed Trump administration will drop the ball on something. We all remember how the Bush administration resisted taking the threat of al-Qaeda seriously, and also (though they had plenty of time to prepare for…