The Republican deal with itself: repeal the Obamacare individual mandate and stabilize the individual health insurance market?

“HEALTH CARE: The Senate plan calls for eliminating the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (”Obamacare”). This will gut the ACA just as much as outright repealing it as the Senate tried earlier in the year, and failed. Eliminating this mandate will cause 13+ million taxpayers, many of them Trump supporters, to lose their

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President Trump and Republican congressional leaders falsely claim that Obamacare… is in a “death spiral.”

“And there’s no Obama-era policy that he (President Trump) has fought harder to kill than the former President’s signature piece of legislation, Obamacare. After countless failed attempts at killing the bill through legislative means, Trump decided he’d try to kill it by starving it. Its marketing budget? Yeah that went bye-bye. The idea was that

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“… President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal on healthcare reached by two senators…

a day earlier, saying he could never support legislation “bailing out” insurance companies. On Tuesday, Trump appeared to embrace the deal struck by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray as “a short-term solution so that we don’t have this very dangerous little period,” apparently referring to possible premium spikes in the wake

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Trump vows to rip apart Obamacare piece by piece. (A)

“In a move likely to roil America’s insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months…. “…. the White House said the government cannot legally continue to pay the so-called cost-sharing subsidies because they lack a

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