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Price in 2010 questioned the need for health insurers to offer birth control at no cost, saying he didn’t believe there were women who couldn’t afford coverage.
A look at some of the policies Trump so far has revised—or even completely reversed—since his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton on November 8.
The flurry of picks showed Trump, a real estate tycoon with no governing experience, rewarding loyalists and established Washington veterans as he rounds out his circle of top advisers.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer denounced the choice saying, “Nominating Congressman Price to be the HHS secretary is akin to asking the fox to guard the hen house.”
Never mind that Republicans obstruction and disrespect for President Obama endured eight long years. Now that Reince Priebus has landed the position of White House chief of staff, he’s just in love with bipartisanship and finding common ground.
The flood of people signing up for Obamacare since enrollment began Nov. 1 surpassed 1 million on Saturday, outpacing enrollment from last year.
After a presidential race fueled by brash but constantly shifting policy proposals, Trump’s millions of followers say if he does anything less than take a wrecking ball to business-as-usual Washington, they will be disappointed.
There were early signs of the rural American discontent that helped propel Donald Trump to election victory, even if it was underestimated by the Washington establishment, pollsters, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign
The Democratic Party is bleeding out and near death, too. It may not be terminal, but it is certainly comatose. It may recover, but even if it does, its health will be fragile for years to come.
If you look at the promises and platforms put forth by Trump, the Obama years are poised to vanish, as a crueler, colder and more draconian America comes into view.
The major message from voters was, “We want change.” Trump is in the White House, but the takeaway from voters in this election is a mandate for progressive economic populism, not racism.
Before Trump turned the Republican nominating contest into a battle of boasts and bullying, right-wing extremists had dominated the party. Their platform, not surprisingly, goes even further to the right than what’s even been heard from Trump.
To be fair, Obamacare is far from perfect. Still, its implementation has provided access to medical care for many, and that’s a big deal. Before Obamacare, about 16 percent of Americans had no health insurance of any kind. Now, that’s down to less than 9 percent — a record low.
The Constitution gives the president the authority “on extraordinary occasions, to convene both houses (of Congress) or either of them.” Since the amendment was adopted in 1933, presidents have only exercised their power to convene Congress four times.
No, Bill Clinton did not call Obamacare “crazy.” Could Obamacare have been better designed? Sure. As they say in politics, a camel is a horse made in committee. But this camel functions a lot better than the wheezing health-coverage beast we had in the pre-Obamacare era. Now that was crazy.
Right-wing media are pre-emptively attacking a “public option” health care proposal supported by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama by linking it to supposedly “socialist” single-payer systems that have been routinely demonized through the history of health care reform.
How could a party that gave us a sober-minded guy who looks like he escaped from a razor commercial be blamed for the sudden rise and imminent fall of a brutally bombastic bigot?
What did Clinton really say? And what did his words mean? He was addressing actual problems with the system under the Affordable Care Act and proposing solutions, not suggesting that the original bill’s reforms should be discarded.
Nearly a third of U.S. counties will likely be served by only one insurer that participates in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace in 2017, according to an analysis published Sunday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let’s proceed on that (comforting) notion. Few are better prepared to preserve and improve upon the Affordable Care Act than Clinton, who’s long immersed herself in health care policy.
The numbers at Washington Square were dwarfed by the battalions of working-class New Yorkers juggling two children and three jobs. These mostly Clinton voters were unable to attend any rally.