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Axing Obamacare Mandate Would Save $338 Billion! GOP Won’t Touch It.

Posted: November 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

Repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate would save the government $338 billion over a decade, but the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill still doesn’t want to touch it as part of their proposed tax legislation. According to the latest CBO score, a notoriously unreliable way to measure budgetary impacts, but nonetheless the tool used by federal legislatures, […]

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President Trump: One Year And Counting

Posted: November 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

As President Trump moves through his landmark trip to Asia, the one-year anniversary of Trump’s election reminds millions of American voters that the political earthquake of November 8, 2016 is still a battle of a determined outsider committed to change and the entrenched forces of the Washington establishment committed to the status quo. In this […]

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GOP Tax Plan: Fact or Fiction?

Posted: November 6, 2017 at 4:47 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

As the House Ways and Means Committee began serious consideration of the GOP’s tax plan on Monday, the thick fog of establishment politics settled on the nation’s capital amidst a flurry of partisan rhetoric, distortion, and evasion. Lost in the shuffle is the GOP’s shell game that threatens to leave President Trump and Congressional Republicans […]

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HHS Releases Report: Obamacare Costs To Rise By 37% in 2018

Posted: October 31, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

Premiums for ObamaCare plans are rising at record rates according to a new government report, with the average benchmark plan increasing by 37%. According to the report from the Department of Health and Human Services, should make health insurance plans even more unaffordable for people, but due to the way the Obamacare law is written, […]

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Judge Sides with Trump: Obamacare Subsidies Not Necessary

Posted: October 26, 2017 at 11:40 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

A federal judge sided with the Trump administration on Wednesday that federal subsidies that have helped lower costs for many on Obamacare are not necessary. Eighteen states have sued in federal court seeking to compel the federal government to pay subsidies to health insurance companies for the so-called benefit of millions of low-income people. Trump […]

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President Trump Ends Taxpayer Payouts To Insurance Companies

Posted: October 15, 2017 at 6:37 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

President Trump dealt another blow to Obamacare by ending taxpayer subsidy payouts to insurances companies putting even more pressure on Congress. This latest move from the President followed just hours after his executive order the directed acting Health and Human Services Secretary director Eric d. Hargan to begin the process of developing changes to regulations […]

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Trump’s Executive Order Could Allow Health Plan Purchases Across State Lines

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

On Thursday, President Trump signed and executive order on health care aimed at loosening some Obamacare requirements that could allow purchase of plans across state lines. The executive order will allow employers to band together and offer coverage across state lines, and is a direct response to congressional failures to overhaul ObamaCare. Trump directed the […]

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Trump Does Away with Obama Mandate on Birth Control for Businesses

Posted: October 8, 2017 at 5:35 am   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

On Friday the Trump administration rolled back an ObamaCare requirement that employers include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. Among the many unconstitutional provisions of Obamacare, the mandate that employers offer health insurance that covers birth control without a co-pay, was among the most contentious and onerous. With the rules change, any for-profit or […]

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Trump Prepping Order To Allow Health Insurance Purchase Across State Lines

Posted: September 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm   /   Features, National, Politics, Top Stories

After giving the Republicans many opportunities to do something, anything on healthcare, President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines. This is something conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace, and it is something […]

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