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Sue Lani Madsen: Healthcare – moving on

Declaring healthcare political theater over last weekend may have been premature. A recent column on new bipartisan efforts in Congress referred to Republican reform proposals as “a circus of half-truths and no-truths and obfuscation and skullduggery.” Ironic, considering the author of the Democratic reform said “Obamacare only passed due to the “stupidity” of the American voter and a lack of “transparency.”

Poll: Americans want to move on from Obamacare repeal

A majority of Americans want members of Congress to ditch health care reform efforts and focus their attention elsewhere, according to a Reuters/Iposos poll conducted after the Senate Republicans’ effort crashed early Friday.

Will Trump ‘let Obamacare implode’ by ending health payments?

The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, signaling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments to insurers this week to let “Obamacare implode” and force congressional action.

White House to Senate: Pass health bill now or else

The White House stepped up demands Sunday for revived congressional efforts on health care and suggested senators cancel their entire summer break, if needed, to pass legislation after failed votes last week.

GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law – or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections.

‘Time to move on’ from health care, Senate GOP leader says

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and no evident way ahead on an issue that won’t go away.

Liberal groups plan protests around the country Saturday to save Obamacare

WASHINGTON – The bookend to a tumultuous week on Capitol Hill is scheduled to unfold Saturday evening on Freedom Plaza, where hundreds of people are expected to protest attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Several left-leaning groups organized the “Our Lives on the Line” protests in dozens of cities across the country, with the flagship protest in District of Columbia actor Justin Long will host the rally, which will be followed by a march to the White House.

GOP blame-a-thon over health bill crash, but no clear path

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident pathway forward on an issue that won’t go away.

Republican senators fail in bid to repeal Obamacare

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don’t have the stomach to repeal “Obamacare” when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama’s law without replacing it.

Trump is the anti-Boy Scout

A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Trump neither exhibits nor extols any of these traits.