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Trump Falsely Blames Media For Baiting Him Into Trashing McCain, Trashes McCain Again

President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely blamed the media for baiting him into attacking the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) before launching yet another attack at the senator, who’s been dead for seven months. “I don’t talk about about it, people ask me the question, I didn’t bring this up,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, a clip of which the network aired Thursday. In fact, Trump first attacked McCain after court filings from an unsuccessful defamat...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Fbi, John Mccain, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, James Comey, Trump, McCain, Maria Bartiromo, Bartiromo, Az, Kyle Griffin, Matt Shuham, TV Clip

READ: 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare

The Supreme Court in 2012 upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 ruling. The behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Chief Justice John Roberts is the subject of a new book by CNN's Joan Biskupic.
Tags: Supreme Court, Obamacare, Cnn, John Roberts

Giving business a break with Medicare for all

After years of struggling to pay our health insurance premiums – which always go up, by the way – I am thrilled that Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington has introduced a new Medicare-for-All bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The United States has another chance to get health care right!  You can bet I’ll be contacting my legislators to express support for this bill. Why? Because like thousands of other Angelenos, my husband and I work in the entertainment industry. We own and operate a ...
Tags: Obamacare, California, Opinion, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Northridge, Netanyahu, Pramila Jayapal, U S House of Representatives, Jayapal, Guest Commentary, Betty Doumas Toto

Trump Unleashes Fresh Attack on McCain Following GOP Criticism

Trump enumerated a list of grievances against McCain, who died in August, including that he had wrongly supported the war in Iraq, failed to “get the job done” for veterans and “badly” hurt the Republican party and the nation by voting against repealing Obamacare. The president also complained that McCain had turned over the so-called Steele dossier to federal authorities during the 2016 presidential campaign instead of alerting Trump himself. The dossier is a private and uncorroborated intell...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Iraq, Gop, Trump, McCain, Steele

Trump Accuses McCain Of Misleading WH: ‘He Told Us’ He’d Vote To Repeal O’Care

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) of misleading the White House about his vote in July 2017 on whether to repeal Obamacare. Asked during a White House photo-op with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro why he  seven months after his death, Trump said he was “very unhappy” that McCain “didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know.” Trump added: “He told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace, and then for some reason — I think ...
Tags: News, Obamacare, White House, Fbi, The New York Times, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Trump, McCain, John McCain R AZ, Jair Bolsonaro, Matt Shuham

Amy Klobuchar: Obama 'missed opportunity' to address drug costs in Obamacare

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said not doing more to address prescription drug prices in the Affordable Care Act was a "missed opportunity" by former President Barack Obama.
Tags: Obamacare, Obama, Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Amy Klobuchar

Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla

Medi-Share vs. Samaritan Ministries (2019 Review & Comparison)

It’s no secret that I have been using Medi-Share for my family as our health insurance alternative for years. I have enjoyed it and it has saved us a ton of money over the years. But in this video I sit down with a friend of mine who has been a long-time Samaritan member and we compare and contrast the differences between the two. So if you are looking at a Christian health sharing ministry (or know anyone who might be) this will definitely help. Get samaritan pr...
Tags: Obamacare, Religion, Wes, Health Insurance, Nashville, Bob, Save Money, Linda, Samaritan, NICU, Cade, Callie, Bob Lotich, Samaritan Ministries, Medi Share, Medishare

O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
Tags: Texas, News, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Guardian, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Oprah

Trump’s Budget Shows Few Policy Ambitions, Many Campaign Talking Points

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh ideas heading into his re-election campaign. His budget for the next fiscal year, which has little chance of advancing in Congress, largely focuses on deep spending cuts and...
Tags: Budget, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Barry Bennett, Democratic

Life for a child with a rare disease is a grueling roller coaster ride: A mom explains

Three years ago, I wrote about my daughter Sarah being diagnosed with a connective tissue disease known as hyper-mobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, one of 13 variations of this rare condition. Sarah Rightmire works on school work while waiting for a doctor, Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sarah Rightmire tries to distract herself while doing a GI motility test at CHOC, June 7, 2018. (Photo by Karen Kelso) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sarah Righmtire falls aslee...
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WA Sues Trump Admin For ‘Transparent Attack On Planned Parenthood’

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday he will sue to challenge President Donald Trump’s policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, calling it “a transparent attack on Planned Parenthood” that would severely impair access to many types of medical care, especially for low-income women in rural areas. It’s the first of several legal challenges expected to be announced by Democratic-led states. A national organization representing publicly fund...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Washington, Ap, Affordable Care Act, Abortion, Ferguson, Reproductive Rights, Seattle, Donald Trump, Trump, Health And Human Services, Spokane, Eastern Washington, Bob Ferguson

Top 5 most controversial figures in American history

Many of the most polarizing Americans were Presidents.Being controversial created complicated legacies.Pop culture can also cause strong division. Controversy is not always bad for you. Case in point, most of the people on this list are well-known political figures who have made a strong imprint on the country's life. While President Trump is certainly a divisive figure to many, the full extent of his impact on America is yet to materialize. And as incendiary as some of his tweets might be, he...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, News, Guantanamo Bay, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Government, Wikipedia, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, History, War, Fbi, United States

To shore up Obamacare in California, Newsom wants to try an individual mandate

By Sophia Bollag, Michael Finch II and Sammy Caiola, The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative When Kate Green, calculated her health care costs last year, it just didn’t add up for her to stay insured. The 30-year-old worker in a real estate referral company had signed up for the lowest-cost plan possible, but it came with high out-of-pocket costs. Premiums ate up money Green had planned on spending to pay off car and college loans. The final straw: a $1,200 doctor bill for a minor kne...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Obamacare, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Green, Soccer, Medicare, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Irs

Trump’s Approval Rating Soars – with enemies like this, who needs friends

Socialism in 2019 U.S.A. –-( President Trump did a good job with his State of the Union message. America is back at work. Trump accomplished that despite the opposition of the democrat party, and largely without the help of establishment Republicans. I think we should also give credit where credit is due. Democrat politicians took a hard turn to the left since they regained control of Congress. That drove Trump’s approval ratings to up to recent highs. Even CBS had to say that...
Tags: Guns, Obamacare, California, US, America, Democrats, Socialism, Cbs, Nancy Pelosi, Caribbean, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Nra, Mideast, Big Blue, Pelosi

Democratic-controlled House can intervene in Obamacare lawsuit, judge says

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will be allowed to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit that threatens to bring down the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Tags: Obamacare, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives

Just as many of us suspected...

Searched the forums, but didn't find this posted yet. My apologies if anybody got there before me. Looks like Roberts' vote on Obamacare was on the politics rather than the merits: I will be curious to see if the book in fact says that.
Tags: Obamacare, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Roberts

Gov. Newsom’s ill-fated individual mandate proposal

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to establish his new administration as an ambitious one from Day One. Unfortunately, his misbegotten focus on restoring the federally repealed individual health care mandate in California gets us off on the wrong foot. It’s part of a sweeping plan to expand Medi-Cal and extend coverage more fully to undocumented residents of California. Democrats have been champing at the bit for these costly and controversial goals, laying the political groundwork even before former Gov....
Tags: Texas, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Editorials, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Medi Cal, Newsom

Democrats are the ones complaining about Obamacare

The silent premise behind 'Medicare for All' is that Obamacare has been a bust.            [Author: Arizona Republic]
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National Republicans will take aim at 7 CA House seats lost to Democrats last year

National Republicans in 2020 plan to take extra effort to reclaim all seven California House seats they lost to Democrats last year, a challenging undertaking in what’s likely to be a contentious presidential election. The seven districts – five of which are in Southern California – are a significant portion of the 55 Democrat-held congressional seats Republicans are targeting nationally in an effort to retake control of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a list released Friday by t...
Tags: Obamacare, Congress, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Paul ryan, Republican Party, West Coast, Orange County, Southern California, Trump

2018 2019 2020 Federal Poverty Levels (FPL) For Affordable Care Act (ACA)

People who don’t have health insurance from work can buy health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The premiums are made affordable by a premium subsidy in the form of a tax credit calculated off your income relative to the federal poverty levels (FPL), also known as HHS poverty guidelines. You qualify for the premium subsidy only if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is at 400% FPL or below. If your MAGI goes above 400% FPL even by $1, you lose all the subs...
Tags: Taxes, Obamacare, Washington, Marketing, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Social Security, Health Insurance, Tax credits, Medicaid, Magi, Department of Health and Human Services, FPL, Washington DC 48 Contiguous States, Alaska Number

Donald Trump delivers State of the Union address – live updates

Watch live: President will use speech to call for unity in Congress and attempt to reboot embattled presidencyTrump to call for bipartisan unity after mocking SchumerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.24am GMT Trump pronounces “the state of our union is strong” to chants of USA, USA in the chamber.Trump adds “that sounds so good.” 2.21am GMT Trump celebrates rolling back Obamacare as Republicans universally applaud and Democrats sit quietly Continue reading...
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Democratic anxieties over 'Medicare for all' kick off first 2020 primary fight

The fight to preserve Obamacare kept ambitious Democrats in near lockstep during the first two years of Donald Trump's presidency. But as the party begins the process of selecting a 2020 nominee, the future of health care in America has emerged as an early flashpoint.
Tags: Obamacare, America, Cnn, Medicare, Donald Trump

Bills Banning Government Shutdowns: A Terrible Idea

After a 35-day government shutdown, just about everyone in Washington agrees that it was a terrible idea. When fundamental disagreements over the budget occur, such as the Republicans’ desire to defund Obamacare in 2013 and the Democrats’ refusal to pay for a border wall now, the normal legislative process fails.
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California moves toward healthcare for more, not yet healthcare for all

Elizabeth Aguilera Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multi-media journalist who will cover health and social services for CALmatters. She joins CALmatters from Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3, where she produced stories about community health. It was way easier for candidate Gavin Newsom to endorse  single-payer healthcare  coverage for everyone than it is now for Gov. Newsom to ...
Tags: Health, Column, Obamacare, Congress, California, Articles, Tech, Policy, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Medicare, Jerry Brown, Uc-berkeley, Director, Medicaid, Federal Government

Who wants to tax a millionaire? It's not a game show, but the latest Congressional and political campaign theme

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 movie The Great Gatsby. (Photo courtesy Warner Bros.) We're about to go into a tax filing season under a new tax law that, despite plan promoters' promises, gives major tax breaks to wealthier taxpayers. That law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), is also why a lot of Democrats are looking at ways to at least revise the Republican-written tax bill. The U.S. Constitution says that tax measures must originate in the House of Representat...
Tags: New York, Taxes, Obamacare, Obama, California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Reagan, Gop, House, Leonardo Dicaprio, Warren, Medicare, Warren Buffett, University Of California Berkeley

Documents you need to file your 2018 tax return, including a look at the new Schedule A for itemizers

Even if you've been filling out Form 1040 and any other associated forms and schedules for years, things will be different this filing season. This is the first year we taxpayers (and tax pros) will be filing under the extensive new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes. In addition to new tax rates and deduction amounts, there are a variety of other tax law tweaks that could affect what goes on — or now doesn't — your Form 1040, which itself is new. So before you start working with your tax pre...
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Chief Justice John Roberts right to push back against Trump, defend judiciary

In November, a federal judge in San Francisco struck down President Trump’s attempt to limit asylum-seekers to legal points of entry.  Trump complained about the action of “an Obama Judge.” Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts criticized Trump, saying America does not have “Obama judges or Trump judges . . .  What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” In December, a federal judge in Texas struck down th...
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Receive EITC, Contribute to Traditional 401k Not Roth 401k

Most financial articles are written for people with higher incomes, because people with more discretionary income naturally want to know what to do with their discretionary money. However, people with modest incomes actually have more need for advice. People with higher incomes will do fine either way, while even a slight improvement will make a big difference to people with modest incomes. Unfortunately, the right moves for people with higher incomes are often exactly the wrong moves for people...
Tags: Taxes, Obamacare, Marketing, Tax credits, 401k, Agi, ACA, Mike, Jen, Tim, Roth, Lori, EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit EITC, Child Tax Credit CTC, Premium Tax Credit

Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings.Pelosi and... [Author: [email protected]]
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