Medicare

The Honeymoon Is Over: Goldman Slams Trump's Economic Plan, No Longer Expects A Border Tax

"One month into the year, the balance of risks is somewhat less positive for three reasons. First, the difficulty congressional Republicans have had in moving forward on Obamacare; Second, while bipartisan cooperation looked possible following the election, the political environment appears to be as polarized as ever; Third, some of the recent actions by the Trump Administration could be disruptive for financial markets and the real economy." - Goldman Sachs

400,000 Fewer Americans Enrolled In Obamacare For 2017

Despite The Democrats decrying the Trump administration for its efforts to repeal and replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act, it seems around 400,000 fewer Americans decided for themselves that Obamacare wasn't for them in 2017.

Don't Blame Trump When The World Ends

"The point is a century of scientific mismanagement of the currency has pushed the economic, financial, and social order well past any rational limit. Total government debt and stock valuations are at all-time extremes. Something big is coming. You can guarantee it. But don’t blame Trump when the world ends. There ain’t a doggone thing he or anyone else can do to stop it."

Trump Slams "Astronomical" Drug Prices, Tells CEOs To "Get Prices Down"

The pricing has been astronomical,” Trump said to CEOs of some of the world’s biggest drugmakers during a meeting in Washington after his reent criticism of the industry sent drug and biotechnology stocks plunging. “You folks have done a very great job over the years but we have to get the prices down.”

President Trump To Address Congressional Republicans (Here's What To Watch For) - Live Feed

In the days since taking office, President Trump has followed through on some campaign promises by signing a series of executive actions, but as he takes the stage before congressional Republicans at their group retreat in Philadelphia today, he'll be asking his fellow GOP politicians for help making his agenda (specifically taxes, immigration, and Obamacare repeal) a reality.

Budget Showdown Looms As Conservatives Press For Entitlement Reform

"I’m not looking to pick a fight with the president of the United States, but if his goal is to put the country on a fiscally sound course, he’s going to have to address entitlement reform.  Anybody who is going to balance the budget on discretionary spending [cuts] is on a fool’s errand."

Trump May "Stop Enforcing Obamacare's Individual Mandate"

Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said Donald Trump "may stop enforcing the individual mandate." The announcement takes place two days after Trump signed an executive order seeking to "to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace."

Two More Major Problems For Social Security & Medicare

The healthcare system has been broken to the point that physicians now have a greater incentive to fire their Medicare patients than to treat them. One Florida-based physician summed up the situation like this: “I have decided to opt-out of Medicare, acknowledging that I can no longer play a game that is rigged against me; one that I can never win because of constantly changing rules, and one where the stakes include fines and even potential jail time.”