Gardner this week showed himself to be everything the Sentinel warned he would be in Congress, cunning and bogus. He not only was willing to sell out the urban poor and middle class struggling heavily with the cost of increasingly expensive and useless health insurance policies, he was willing to sell out his own rural roots and neighbors
Tuesday’s GOP brinkmanship highlights the political madness in Washington, where our own elected representatives are not only poised, but eager, to undermine our wellbeing for the sake of winning a political argument
In the same way many House and Senate Republicans refuse to admit and act on the reality of global climate change, many in the Congressional GOP refuse to admit the hard facts and numbers of American health care
The House of Representatives tried twice to approve a repeal and replace bill and scraped by with a four-vote margin.It’s been downhill ever since in the Senate where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised action before the Fourth of July break only to back off because he was unable to round up 50 votes
The way the system works now, even under Trumpcare, reducing or even ending Medicaid would only shift hundreds of billions of dollars in government spending on indigent care to the hospitals and providers, who would pass those costs onto paying customers
f the Senate bill passes next week, this tax cut for the wealthy disguised as a health care improvement will risk us all. If you rely on your job to give you health care, if you have family members you care for and want to protect with health insurance, this bill will undermine your ability to provide for and protect your family
It can’t be an improvement, because, like all these plans, it doesn’t address the problem. Like Obamacare, Trumpcare 2.0 will be a shell game, shifting costs from one unlucky American to another, with everybody paying more for less every single year
Republicans do not have a good answer to America’s health-care crisis. Trumpcare version 1.2 is undoubtedly worse for all Americans than the seriously flawed Obamacare. For those who are older than 50 or have pre-existing conditions Trumpcare is a financial and medical calamity
Trump delayed his first trip home to New York as president to celebrate House passage of legislation undoing much of former President Barack Obama’s health law, a long-sought GOP goal and top Trump campaign promise.
The measure skirted through the House by a thin 217-213 vote, as all voting Democrats and a group of mostly moderate Republican holdouts voted no. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who represents the 6th Congressional District including most of Aurora, announced hours before the vote that he would not support the latest draft of the bill.