Trump ad hits wrong target on health care

President Donald Trump’s re-election committee is lashing out at Democrats in a new TV ad that incorrectly blames his critics in the opposing party for blocking fixes to the nation’s health care system. The ad, which was set to broadcast on cable stations nationwide on Tuesday, seizes on “skyrocketing” insurance premiums “all while Democrats in Washington, D.C., block a better […]

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Trump’s Obamacare attack heralds new health-care battles on Capitol Hill

President Trump’s decision Thursday to cut off crucial health-care subsidies has once again revived the long-running debate over the Affordable Care Act, increasing the potential for a government shutdown in December and making the issue central in next year’s midterm elections. The move to end insurer subsidies could propel premiums an average of 20 percent higher next year for those […]

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What Did Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Do?

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that he said would begin “saving the American people from the nightmare of Obamacare.” There’s a lot that’s still uncertain about how the order will change the health law. Here’s what we know so far. Is Obamacare repealed now? “I just keep hearing repeal-replace, repeal-replace,” Mr. Trump said in the signing ceremony. […]

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Tax reform battle could be worse than health care brawl

The recent congressional wrangling over Obamacare may turn out to be tame compared with the looming fight over your taxes.Despite widespread, bipartisan agreement that U.S. tax rules need to be rewritten, there’s little consensus on how to go about it. That’s one reason it’s been three decades since the last major overhaul, when President Ronald Reagan fulfilled a campaign promise […]

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Republicans’ health-care split goes all the way to the party’s soul

For decades, the Republican Party has stood for small government and pledged — if given the opportunity — it would safeguard the country’s financial future by cutting trillions of dollars from federal entitlement programs.  That chance finally came this week. The party balked. At the heart of the failed Senate effort to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act were irreconcilable […]

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