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Today we saw the first of what will be many local editorials about the national debt

Now I understand: the $1 trillion+ deficit increase in the Republican tax reform packages is a feature and not a bug

I should have seen this coming. When Republicans (and their defenders like our local “newspapers”) were asked about the huge deficits that would occur with the Republican tax reforms, they either pointed to how the cuts would pay for themselves (which economists said would not happen) or they ignored it as our local papers often did. (In . . .

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December 04, 2017

Senator Capito and the consequences of Trumpcare for West Virginia

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 come out for or against the health care bill faces . . .

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June 26, 2017

Senate Republican's to release their version of Trumpcare tomorrow

Indications are that Capito will support it

What's our "moderate" Republican senator going to do?

The Republicans will release the details of their health care proposal tomorrow. The Congressional Budget Office should be out with their analysis next week and apparently the Republican leadership is pushing for a vote before the July 4 recess.

What's West Virginia's . . .

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June 21, 2017

Finally, someone calls out Capito on healthcare

The Gazette Mail catches on while the Intelligencer continues to ignore

From an editorial in this morning's Charleston Gazette Mail:

Many observers hoped that Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who is somewhat moderate, would rebel against her party in the Senate and save millions of Americans from losing care.

However, her office revealed last week that she will kill the ACA in a slightly softer manner — . . .

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June 13, 2017

More on Senator Capito and Trumpcare

Capito apparently will abandon Medicaid (her only disagreement with her party is how long this will take)

Reading more on the senate health care proposal

It's being worked out in secret and it appears that it will be pushed through with little or no debate. Here is what Sarah Kliff at VoxCare wrote late yesterday:

Behind closed doors, Senate Republicans have worked out a path toward Obamacare repeal. The plans under discussion would end . . .

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June 10, 2017

Is Senator Capito changing her tune on support for the Medicaid expansion?

(with important afternoon update)

On health care, Senator Shelley Moore Capito has consistently argued for continuing the Medicaid expansion instituted under Obamacare. As a result, political analysts usually put her on the list of Republican senators that would likely vote against a health care bill similar to the one passed by the House. Here, for example, is the senator on . . .

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June 09, 2017

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