Repeal now/replace later is now dead
From the New York Times:
With their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in tatters, Senate leaders on Tuesday pushed to vote on a different measure that would repeal major parts of President Barack Obama’s health law without a replacement — but that plan appeared also to collapse.
Senators Susan Collins of . . .
Representative McKinley speaks to a huge throng at Palantine Park
(photo credit -- Mountaineers for Progress via The Daily Anthenaeum)
From Douglas Soule in yesterday's online edition of West Virginia University's student newspaper, The Daily Anthenaeum:
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., visited . . .
It ain't over till it's over on the Senate's health care proposal
Testing the resolve of our local senators (see previous post)
The Associated Press is reporting that Senate Majority Leader McConnell hasn't given up on Trumpcare. Earlier today he sweetened the pot to get our local Republican senators (Capito and Portman) to support the Republican health care proposal:
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Tuesday night headline from the Charleston Gazette-Mail website: "After vote delay, Capito says she opposes current ACA repeal bill"
G-M Reporter Erin Beck fills us in on the details:
After Senate Republican leadership announced Tuesday that no vote on their health care bill would take place this week, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced Tuesday afternoon she does not support the current version of the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable . . .
A straightforward article assesses the damage Trumpcare would do to West Virginia
Michael Tomasky' s thesis is stated in the headline of today's Daily Beast article:
If She Votes for Trumpcare, Her Home State Gets Mauled
And the subheading explains why:
No senator who has yet to . . .
11. Overall, for every ~300 to 800 adults who get coverage, rigorous studies suggest we save one life per year.— Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) June 21, 2017
Can't we all just get along (by not criticizing Trump)?
I previously wrote about Monday's News-Register editorial, "Think About How Words Are Heard," . . .
Yes, it's another dishonest Intelligencer editorial on health care
From this morning's editorial, "Health Care Law Action Essential":
No one knows how many billions — more likely, tens of billions — of dollars have been funneled to insurance companies by the government, under former President Barack Obama. Much of the subsidy money was paid illegally.
"No one . . .