repeal and replace
Jun 2017

The decline and fall of Obamacare and the AHCA

Jazz Shaw Jun 24, 2017 8:31 AM

This was all over before it began

Senate inching closer to ObamaCare-repeal compromise?

Ed Morrissey Jun 09, 2017 12:01 PM

“Inching” being the operative word.

House bill “dead on arrival.”

May 2017

“You can’t repeal it in its entirety.”

“He’s still learning how to be president.”

“…they may first take action to stabilize premium costs in Obamacare’s insurance-purchasing exchanges in 2018 and 2019.”

CBO: New version of AHCA still reduces deficit

Ed Morrissey May 24, 2017 7:41 PM

Good news/bad news.

“If you want to have a press conference, go ahead.”

Hurry up and wait.

“I feel great about the count.”

Apr 2017

House Majority Leader: Er, about that AHCA vote …

Ed Morrissey Apr 28, 2017 8:41 AM

“Did I ever say we were going to vote on health care?”

Add “a few pretty significant amendments” to it, and …

Reality bites.

“When we read about a piece of legislation in your publication for the first time, it’s a problem.”

Ryan on AHCA: Don’t get your hopes up yet

Ed Morrissey Apr 04, 2017 9:41 PM

“White House is taking the lead this time”?

Mar 2017

“We are going to keep getting at this thing.”

Pretty much across the board

Self-fulfilling prophecies.

I think we’ve seen this movie before

“Squeeze play”?

Not the part of your base you want to tick off right now, guys

“Stay in this effort.”

WSJ: Hey Republicans, this is your best shot at repeal.

Anthem endorses Obamacare repeal bill

John Sexton Mar 10, 2017 7:21 PM

“…as quickly as possible.”

Former CBO director: AHCA “a good start” on ObamaCare repeal.

The Step One we don’t want, but the Step One we need?

“Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare.”

Reuters: GOP repeal plan will emerge this week

Ed Morrissey Mar 06, 2017 4:31 PM

Conference committee comeback?

Ted Cruz: Here’s how to repeal Obamacare

John Sexton Mar 02, 2017 1:21 PM

End it. Don’t mend it.

“Will that guarantee that no one loses coverage?”

Feb 2017

“The legislation would take down the foundation of Obamacare…”

“I think we’re doing the kind of things that most Republicans believe can make the country better.”

Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal bill coming next week

John Sexton Feb 16, 2017 1:21 PM

“It has become increasingly clear that this law is collapsing.”

“…Humana is seeing further signs of an unbalanced risk pool.”

House Freedom Caucus wants Obamacare repeal now

John Sexton Feb 14, 2017 1:01 PM

“My concern is the entire repeal is in mortal danger.”

Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal will happen this year

John Sexton Feb 07, 2017 1:21 PM

“I think there’s a little confusion here.”

Jan 2017

As Seen On TV.

The rat hole is filling up with cash

Tax reform through reconciliation too?

“Putting a bunch of sick people in a pool and buying insurance doesn’t make sense.”