Tag: Obamacare

Congressman Who Harassed Aide Says Obamacare Made Him Do It

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan will do just about anything to deflect blame for harassing a former aide. The congressman representing Pennsylvania’s 7th District was accused over the weekend of harassing a female aide and lashing out when he found out the woman had a boyfriend. He insisted, according to the…

Trump Focused on Destroying Obama's Legacy

President Donald Trump has tried unsuccessfully to do away with the legacy of former President Barack Obama. Given Trump’s history of attacking his predecessor, his pointedness on demolishing his successes hardly comes as a surprise. Trump for years pushed the birther movement, his unfounded questioning of the authenticity of Obama’s…

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

With many Republican lawmakers and the White House still unable to accept the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, the ongoing debate may have a direct effect on millions of vulnerable students who are impacted by severe symptoms due to their disabilities. As the future of healthcare…

Not One Woman Included in Senate Panel Crafting Healthcare Law

The 13-member working group of U.S. senators selected by Senate Republican leadership to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare does not include a single woman, despite the GOP having five women among its Senate ranks, and considering the significant impact this bill would have on women. Meanwhile, people of…

Health Care Vote Postponed, Bill Still Hurts Low-Income Americans

After postponing Thursday’s scheduled vote, the House is now expected to vote onFriday on the Republican health care bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Republicans remain at odds with one another as conservatives push for a complete repeal of Obamacare while moderates worry about the number of…

GOP Health Care Still in Limbo, Conservatives Push to Cut Benefits

As Republicans remain divided over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed repeal to Obamacare, conservatives are pushing for an end to “essential health benefits” that include maternity care, addiction treatment, annual well visits and mental health services. Eliminating the essential health benefits would lower premiums, conservative lawmakers argue….