Obamacare

Frontrunning: January 18

  • Business euphoria over Trump gives way to caution, confusion (Reuters)
  • Biden Lashes Out at Trump Over Comments on NATO (WSJ)
  • Number of House Democrats Skipping Inauguration Grows (WSJ)
  • Rising U.S. shale-oil output threatens OPEC’s production pact (MW)
  • China urges U.S. to bar Taiwan delegation from Trump inauguration (Reuters)
  • IEA Sees Significant Gains in U.S. Shale Oil as Prices Rise (BBG)

Ron Paul Asks "Will Trump Continue The Bush-Obama 'Big Spending' Legacy?"

America can no longer afford to waste trillions of dollars on a militaristic foreign policy. Donald Trump should follow-up his attacks on wasteful military spending by dramatically changing our foreign policy and working to cut the Pentagon's bloated budget. If the new administration and Congress increase spending, they will need the Federal Reserve to monetize the growing debt, but Fed action can only delay the inevitable day of reckoning.

Why Obamacare's "20 Million" Number Is Fake

The next time a defender of Obamacare tries to take the moral high ground about the millions of people the law has helped, ask them to define what “help” looks like.

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.”

America - Under New Management

Whatever the world will be treated to under the new American presidency, the words of Neil Innes ring true: “No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.”

Trump Promises "Insurance For Everybody" In Obamacare Repeal

"We’re going to have insurance for everybody.  There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.  It’ll be another plan. But they’ll be beautifully covered.

 

Mad As Hell

Why the electorate is so pissed off...

The Top 10 Trump Myths

Given that the role of reporters now appears to be just unquestioningly barfing out whatever anyone throws at them, we thought we would expose (and debunk) the top 10 myths about president-elect Donald Trump...

Obamacare's Death Throes

Obamacare was a failed experiment. Sharply increasing costs make it unaffordable for millions, leaving them woefully underinsured or for many without coverage because it’s too expensive to buy. Obamacare was designed for profit-making, not putting patient needs first. Replacing it with universal coverage is vitally needed - excluding middlemen insurers increasing costs while providing no care. That’s not what Trump and congressional Republicans have in mind.

Kellyanne Conways Discusses The "Trump Effect" On Economy

"First of all, you already see the Trump effect.  You see that manufacturing jobs are already coming back to the U.S., or staying here.  Plans to build factories in Mexico, to ship jobs over the border there, take them away from hardworking Americans have stopped.  That's the Trump effect.  You see that the stock market loves that fact that he was elected."

RBC Explains Why The Market Is Dumping, Adds "This Is Not The Big Short"... Yet

"The driver for the acceleration of ‘reversal trades’ yesterday into the overnight was the Barnum-esque circus of a press conference yesterday from President-elect Trump. Expectations were built for a more “Presidential” tone, with more granular ‘policy talk.' We got a “goat rodeo” instead, and it spooked a lot of the TACTICALLY long reflation crowd."

Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare With 51-48 Vote

Early on Thursday morning, in a 51-48 vote, the Senate took the first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, when it voted to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing Barack Obama's signature health insurance program.