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With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare seemingly dead, it's time to revisit a big promise that Donald Trump made on the campaign trail.
President Donald Trump, who loves to win, just suffered the biggest defeat of his still-nascent presidency.
Republicans won three elections on an argument they never took seriously. The failure of the House to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), leaving the Affordable Care Act unrepealed, is of course great news, both for people who need health care and for the cause of responsible, responsive public policy.
The allegedly masterful deal-maker ended up in a no-win situation. The cancellation of the planned House vote on the American Health Care Act Friday is a devastating defeat for President Trump, marking the first major legislative setback of his administration.
Lessons on the AHCApocalypse. Let’s be clear about what happened here. The American Health Care Act failed because it was a terrible piece of legislation.
“We took all of their best ideas. ... And now they have nowhere else to go.” House Democrats have a theory for why Republicans failed spectacularly in their attempt to pass a new health care bill filled with longstanding Republican health care policy ideas.
An admission that Ryan probably wasn’t expecting just three months into a full Republican government.
The utter failure of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump to pass a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act makes one thing perfectly clear: love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and that he will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism.
Progressive ideas are lying on the table; it’s time to repackage them. Donald Trump promised Americans “something terrific” in place of Obamacare, but it’s simply not possible to replace it with something that’s better for most people unless you violate the core tenets of conservative ideology.
They promised better insurance. They can’t deliver. Now the jig is up. Donald Trump added his own signature dose of shamelessness to the Republicans’ shameless crusade against Obamacare.
Paul Ryan, as he’d be the first to tell you, didn’t want this job. When John Boehner decided he was sick of trying to keep the government functioning while appeasing hardcore conservatives in his caucus, everyone assumed that Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, would succeed him as Speaker.
Here’s what we know, with live updates. Obamacare repeal isn’t dead yet. Officially. But it sure isn’t showing many signs of life.
But his latest stunt could end up backfiring. The chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Rep.
“First you get the votes, then you take the vote,” the Washington saying goes. Paul Ryan failed to get the votes for his health bill.
If Republicans succeed at health care reform, becoming a mother will get a lot harder. For Mary Saville, 41, giving birth to four children in the US has brought joy, but also stress and worry about how to pay for them.
Why is the health bill failing? Look at Trump Steaks, Trump University, Trump eyeglasses, Trump Suits… President Donald Trump is supposed to be the dealmaker-in-chief.
Egypt’s longtime strongman dictator Hosni Mubarak was released Friday morning from the hospital, where he has been both prisoner and patient for most of the past six years.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) sometime Friday.
Here’s what we know, with live updates. Obamacare repeal isn’t dead yet. Officially. But it sure isn’t showing many signs of life..