New Graham-Cassidy Bill Removes Birth Control Mandate and Guts Protections for Preexisting Conditions [Updated]

“If you want a hearing, you better shut up,” Senator Orrin Hatch told a group of protesters who had arrived at Monday afternoon’s Finance Committee hearing to voice their concerns about the revised Graham-Cassidy bill. Last week, Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, looked like…

Republican Senator Pat Roberts Wins for Dumbest Attempt to Explain the Graham-Cassidy Bill 

On Tuesday, Vox’s Jeff Stein interviewed nine Republican senators to try to get them to explain how the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal/replace bill will help Americans. To be fair, this is a tough question, because the bill almost certainly will not help anyone—it will actually probably hurt people. It hasn’t been…

Why Disability Rights Activists Put Their Lives on the Line to Protest Trumpcare

There are a lot of people to thank for last week’s failure to pass the Obamacare replacement and repeal bill in the Senate, including the three Republican senators who broke with party lines to vote against the bill. But the role that activists played—particularly women and advocates for disability rights—cannot be…

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Tomi Lahren Unknowingly Admits That She Benefits From Obamacare and Then Says She Would Like to Get Rid of It

In an interview with Chelsea Handler at Politicon last night, Tomi Lahren admitted that “luckily, I’m 24, so I’m still on my parents’ [health care plan],” meaning that she benefits from–not just luck!–but the Obamacare provision that you can stay on your parents’ plan until you’re 26, the Daily Beast reports.

Republican Congressman Defends Trump's Attack on Sen. Lisa Murkowski: 'Snatch a Knot in Their Ass' 

In an interview with MSNBC, Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA) defended Donald Trump’s Wednesday morning Twitter attacks on Senator Lisa Murkowski saying that, “Somebody needs to go over to the Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.” (For those of you who are not fluent in the lingo of the deep south, to “snatch a…

The Senate Is Likely to Vote on 'Skinny' Repeal of Obamacare [Updating]

Numerous reports suggest that the Senate, lacking the votes to pass either the Better Care Reconciliation Act or a straight repeal of Obamacare, will vote on a so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday afternoon. The “skinny repeal” would likely end the ACA’s mandate that individuals buy…