health care

Into the Valley of …

by on May 8, 2017

... Death rode the Republicans in the House?

Why on earth did they do what they just did?

Yesterday I argued it was all about [more…]


by on May 5, 2017

Just a quick note on yesterday's vote in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare:

It won't pass the Senate
That means another version will [more…]

Infrastructure? Not So Much

by on April 6, 2017

In the aftermath of the health care debacle Trump has been busying himself, so we are told, with other big projects. Tax reform is one. [more…]

How’s That?

by on March 27, 2017

Well, there we are. It took less than three weeks for us all to realize that neither the Republican party nor┬áTrump are ready to govern. [more…]

Republican Dilemma

by on March 24, 2017

We are down to the wire in Congress: will the Republican party be able to live up to its six year old promise to eliminate [more…]

Trumpcare Facts

by on March 14, 2017

With the devastating ┬áreport from the Congressional Budget Office now being digested by the media and voters, it's hard to avoid talking about the Republican [more…]

The Scorekeeper Speaks

by on March 13, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office is the latest victim of the intensity of Washington politics. The CBO is the organization we rely on to "score" legislation [more…]

Guaranteed Failure?

by on March 11, 2017

I promise I will keep this one short:

So awful is the new Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, so manifestly will it fail, [more…]

Health Care Addendum

by on March 8, 2017

As a short addendum to what I have been saying recently about health care and the Republican efforts to 'reform' it I want to add [more…]

RyanCare! Or is it TrumpCare?

by on March 7, 2017

Well, the wait is over. We now know what the Republican health care plan looks like. It's early days and the inevitable compromises will have [more…]