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Medicaid Delivers as Obamacare Survives

Medicaid got a reprieve from the budget axe with the GOP’s failure so far to repeal, let alone replace, Obamacare. Suddenly, the program for the poor that began in 1965 seems less like a scapegoat for politicians looking to score rhetorical points and to shore up state budgets...

A Better Resolution to the Medicaid Expansion Divide | RealClearHealth

Senate Republicans are divided on how they want to address the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid. Not surprisingly, Senators from states that expanded coverage under the ACA are pressing to continue that funding as long as possible. Senators from non-expansion s...

What Constitutional Crisis?

Trump's firing of Comey does not fit the bill, but there was a president whose entire strategy was to cause such crisis. When Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our nation’s 45th president, Democrats experienced an epiphany. They suddenly came to embrace the ideals of the Foundin...

Michael Dorf: Will Neil Gorsuch make the Supreme Court less polarized?

The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch brings the Supreme Court back to full strength for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Gorsuch’s record provides strong evidence that he will fit comfortably in the conservative wing of the high court. Had th...

Did the CBO Get It Right?

Monday's release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of the economic and insurance impact of the Republicans' Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan shined a spotlight on a litt...

Why Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Needs to be Fixed

Congressional Republicans, having moved their ACA repeal-and-replace bill through committee, are hearing the inevitable criticisms from both sides of the aisle as to what should be done different...

Love or Hate the CBO Health Care Report, It Ain’t Biased

The Congressional Budget Office just released its much-awaited report analyzing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. The verdict ...

Abortion coverage could make most California insurance plans ineligible for tax credits under GOP healthcare proposal

An antiabortion provision in the recently unveiled House GOP plan to replace Obamacare could make it impossible for most Californians to take advantage of proposed tax credits meant to offset the...

Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch: Who is Trump's nominee?

President Trump's Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is the youngest such nominee in a quarter of a century. The 49-year-old Colorado native, whose legal pedigree includes Harvard and Oxfor...

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch has conservative pedigree

DENVER (AP) -- Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, has a solidly conservative pedigree that has earned him comparison to the combative justi...

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch skeptical of gov't regulations

Neil Gorsuch, named Tuesday as President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, is known for his clear, colloquial writing, advocacy for court review of government regulations, defens...

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