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Inland Northwest Trump supporters: President is working hard, needs more time to reach goals

As Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, local supporters said he’s accomplished a lot that isn’t being recognized in the media and should have more time to accomplish his policy objectives, even as opponents continue efforts to dissuade Congress from dismantling the Affordable Care Act and environmental protections.

GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal

President Donald Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to work collaboratively, according to multiple health care officials who have tried to engage GOP leaders.

Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers

The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won’t guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. The industry is looking for a guarantee that the government will also keep paying billions in “cost-sharing” subsidies.

Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers is busy taking down protections for consumers on pizza and privacy

The harshest critics of our congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, deride her as a do-nothing who has risen to leadership in a do-nothing legislative body – one that so far can’t manage to do the one thing it relentlessly boasted it would do: gut the evil Obamacare. But that assessment of McMorris Rodgers is unfair, because it omits what she’s been busy undoing. She voted with congressional GOP majorities to block Obama-era rules that would require internet providers to get consumers’ permission to sell their data – standing up for corporate profits over citizen privacy. She’s also proposed legislation that would undo nutrition labeling requirements at pizza chains.

Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco

The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or a host of other issues in the months ahead despite complete GOP control of government.

AHCA is ill-considered; start over

This bill introduces unnecessary disarray, not only in the individual insurance market, but with Medicaid and Medicare.

GOP’s health reform plan threatens Medicare

Little noticed in the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare is a tax cut that would benefit the wealthy and undercut Medicare, the federal program that insures 55 million older Americans and disabled people.

GOP holds detonator to Obamacare

The ACA has definitely deteriorated since the Trump administration and the new GOP Congress assumed power. And no wonder: They sabotaged it.