obamacare

Will Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Strike a Death Blow?

February 22, 2018

The new rule would extend short-term insurance plans, circumventing key Obamacare requirements such as covering pre-existing conditions. “The key part of Obamacare was creating a unified insurance market where anyone can get insurance regardless of their heath, and this is destroying that,” says economist Dean Baker

Trump’s HHS Nominee ‘Should be Under Criminal Investigation’

November 29, 2017

Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works

GOP Tax Plan Would Scrap ‘Individual Mandate’ and Raise Premiums

November 16, 2017

Senate Republicans’ tax reform proposal and their plans to repeal the individual mandate are the “same sort of cynicism,” says economist Dean Baker

Trump’s Obamacare Sabotage Burdens the Sickest

October 12, 2017

President Trump’s new effort to undermine Obamacare through “association plans” would increase the healthcare costs of those who need it most, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

Republicans Dealt Another Embarrassing Defeat in Obamacare Repeal

September 27, 2017

Dentist and activist Dr. Javad Aghaloo says the best way to fix Obamacare is by adopting a single-payer, universal healthcare system

Health Care

September 21, 2017
As Republicans attempt a last-ditch repeal of Obamacare, Democrats have joined them to overwhelmingly pass massive spending on the military and war. We speak to economist Dean Baker

TRNN Debate: What’s The Best Route to Single-Payer?

July 26, 2017

As Senate Republicans renew their effort to strip millions of health insurance and President Trump threatens to “let Obamacare fail,” Dr. Bill Bronston of Physicians for a National Health Program and economist Dean Baker debate the best path forward for universal healthcare

Trump Can’t Vote Down Obamacare, So He’s Strangling It Instead

July 19, 2017

Republican governors aren’t ‘letting Obamacare fail,’ they’re actively sabotaging it, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy

‘No Compromise on Health Care’: Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

July 13, 2017

With Senate Republicans dithering over the new version of the Health Care Bill, Michael Lighty of the National Nurses United says Democrats should offer no compromises and progressives should fight for single payer