Replacing Obamacare is still a Republican duty

Trump says GOP senators are working on an Obamacare replacement and it will be ‘spectacular
A sign at a protest against Republican-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017. Michael Bryant File
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03 April, 2019

Those that have been set up are now in limbo - a Justice Department spokeswoman said after Bates' ruling that the administration is "considering all available options", including an appeal.

"The Association Health Plan rule opened healthcare options for dozens of associations representing thousands of small businesses and sole proprietors and provided them with access to the same type of care options offered by other employers", the spokesman continued.

Health care - and Trump's attempts to roll back Obamacare - became a galvanizing issue for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.

In 2006, Romney signed into law a MA health care regime that had numerous same features - a mandate, insurance marketplaces and subsidies for premiums - that Democrats under President Obama would go on to adopt with their passage of the Affordable Care Act.

President Trump has in recent days promised to come up with something "far better" than Obamacare, a long sought-after white whale that eluded Republicans with their disastrous go at repealing the Affordable Care Act in 2017.

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White House officials have declined to say whether they're considering direct military action in Venezuela. Severe shortages of food and medicine are common, and power blackouts have exacerbated the crisis.

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Throughout the presentation, Apple executives stressed privacy protections for consumers as they shop and consume content. With this, Apple has partnered with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard for global payment network and issuing bank support.

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The woman was met by an ambulance at the next train station, and treated for swelling and cuts to the face, the police said. The NYPD spokesperson did not know if the department was aware of the incident between March 10 and March 22.

Another Republican senator interviewed anonymously for the Bolton/Sullivan piece admitted that Trump's anti-ACA strategy is "not a good one for us". So this President's decision blind-sided some within the Republican Party.

But beyond pre-existing conditions protections, Mulvaney did not address how the 8.4 million Americans who have coverage through HealthCare.gov and state exchanges would all maintain their coverage under a potential GOP replacement plan.

Sisters and Tea Party members of Atlanta, Georgia, Judy Burel (L) and Janis Haddon (R), protest the Obamacare in front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Nancy Nielsen, Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo in NY.

The Trump administration earlier this week called for the total repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


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