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Insurance, health care are different things


Not only do we need strong legislation (which I will be offering shortly and an outline of which I will be sending to you), but we need an unprecedented organizing and educational campaign. And that's where the good news for some consumers could come in. But somewhat higher-income consumers - a household of three making more than $85,000, for example - could be directly exposed to new ACA sticker shock. Read More »

McConnell rebuffs Senate Democrats' outreach on tax reform


Most GOP lawmakers are bending over backwards to excuse and ignore Trump's bad behavior, while those few who do routinely speak out are still voting with him 93.5 percent of the time. That approach could draw opposition from Democrats and some Republicans as the government gets closer to a possible default. While legislative compromise used to be a regular occurrence, it is becoming rarer in recent times due to increased polarization. Read More »

Phony Republicans and health care

President Donald Trump made tax reform a major campaign promise a year ago, including lowering America's corporate tax rate, the highest among the world's major economies. Democrats are staking out their position. "Voters say 53 - 39 percent, including 49 - 40 percent among independent voters, they would like to see the Democrats win control of the U.S. Read More »

Court: States can sue if health care subsidies cut

When Trump took the White House he continued the appeal, to allow lawmakers time to pass a bill to repeal Obamacare and make the payments disappear altogether. GREENE: Sounds like you're not just talking about these subsidies. But the Affordable Care Act will not survive in its current form because, structurally, it can't. Read More »

' India, China can settle dispute through talks'


He also said that India has been in continuous coordination and consultation with Bhutan on the Doka La issue. Over one month has passed since the outbreak of the incident. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Rajya Sabha that "patience is key to resolving problems" because if patience is lost, there can be provocation on the other side. Read More »

This Longshot Bill Would Encourage States to Legalize Marijuana


The former mayor of Newark seems to understand the greatest outstanding problem with marijuana's current legal status: The criminalization and incarceration of an entire generation of black men. "If you wanted to craft a bill that would alienate Republicans in Washington, D.C., and governors and state legislators of both parties across the country, you'd be hard pressed to surpass the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 ", Reason magazine reporter Mike Riggs wrote of the legislation . Read More »

President Trump, Senators Cotton and Perdue Announce RAISE Act


Regarding Trump's infamous wall on the US/Mexican border, the US President has yet made another reference in front of the Mexican President that the southern neighbour will pay for it. The level of immigration-now running at over a million a year-would likely drop by 40 percent, and then drop some more over time, as the number of foreign spouses declined . Read More »

White House Increasingly at Odds With Republicans on Health Care

John McCain to work with the other party. "If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?" Without them, insurers would nearly certainly raise premiums not only for poor consumers but for many other people buying plans on the individual insurance market. Read More »

Record-breaking Wie storms into British Open lead


Charley Hull and Dame Laura Davies both reached six under par before late dropped shots meant they had to settle for matching rounds of 68, the 53-year-old Davies having come through a play-off in qualifying on Monday to secure a 37th straight appearance in the event. Read More »

Congress recessing, leaving much undone, tensions with Trump


The problems show that last week's wreck of the Republican drive to repeal the Obama health care law hasn't eased the issue's fraught politics. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, Ky.) moved the nominations in a large package agreed to by a voice vote, indicating that no senators objected, the Washington Examiner reported . Read More »

Trump on tricky legal ground with 'Obamacare' threat


Led by NY and California, the states will push for a reversal of a lower-court decision that the payments, projected to be $175 billion over 10 years, were never properly appropriated by Congress. Twenty percent said Senate Republicans were "most responsible", while 13 percent said President Donald J. Trump, and 11 percent said Republican Sen. Read More »

McConnell: GOP lacks sufficient support to change Senate filibuster rule

The president is not giving up on healthcare. In the end, the Republican leadership's failure to establish real tax reform , such as scrapping 75,000 pages from the US tax code, illustrates an important point: tax reform is a myth, and it will never be achieved by any Republican, Democrat or Independent in our lifetime. Read More »

Fire rips through Dubai Torch tower again


The 336-meter-tall Torch Building caught fire in the early hours of Friday. By mid-day Friday, a few police cars could be seen in the area, but the streets had been wiped clean of falling debris from the fire, some of which had fallen on cars parked below. Read More »

China demands immediate withdrawal of Indian troops


Sharma, former Minister of State for External Affairs, said there should be no deviation from the country's laid down foreign policy . With India's other neighbours coming under the Dragon's influence, Pakistan becoming a virtual province of China, India needs to ensure that its traditional friend Bhutan does not see in any Indian action a sign of weakness and Delhi's inability to courageously address Bhutan's security concerns. Read More »

Some US Lawmakers Looking to Repair Health Law, Not Repeal It


First, of course, none of Obamacare's failures have gone away. Obamacare premiums in California are going to increase by 12.5% for 2018 health insurance plans. During the final days of the last open enrollment period in January, for example, the recently installed Trump administration canceled already-paid-for TV and digital ads , depressing enrollment by hundreds of thousands of people compared to the previous year. Read More »

Insurance companies anxious over Trump decision on federal subsidies


During an interview with Fox News Thursday, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney again stressed the importance of Congress repealing and replacing Obamacare. Trump threatens to cut off the money. The Senate then took up a third option, a limited Obamacare repeal bill that would have only repealed the Obamacare insurance mandates and the medical device tax, but it failed by a vote of 49-51, with Senator McCain joining Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and all 48 Democrats to ... Read More »

Cheteshwar Pujara crosses 4000 runs in landmark 50th Test

Injury prone India opener KL Rahul today (3) termed captain Virat Kohli's backing as a massive "confidence booster" during the tough times he has endured in his short worldwide career. While the former has earned plaudits for his consistency in the longest format, the latter's prowess on overseas tours would have most worldwide batsmen froth with envy. Read More »

Activists Not Waiting for Next Republican Health Care Attack


They got their friends involved in the struggle by utilizing social media. The specifics varied, but every proposal was projected to lead to a loss of health insurance for anywhere from 15 million to 32 million Americans. Let me be clear. - "Protect the Medicaid program from changes that would harm millions of struggling Americans". Or will he ignore the facts and punish the American people? For the most part, there's no special reason to think single-payer health care produces ... Read More »

Sen. Flake takes GOP to task over Trump

In the aftermath, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said it was time to "move on". Here are the 11 most damning. Easy. I've seen it happen in Philadelphia. The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department's civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times . Read More »

United States pressing Asean to curb exchanges with North Korea


Un's most recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, launched just one week ago, was thought to be capable of possibly striking Los Angeles and even Denver. The new rule will also apply to those now in the country on USA passports; they were advised to depart in the next 30 days. Trump has repeatedly urged China, North Korea's main trade partner and ally, to use its economic sway to curb the regime's nuclear programme, while Beijing insists dialogue is the only practical way forward. Read More »