President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, to his left, celebrating the House passage of the AHCA on May 4.
The CBO analysis of the new health care bill not only shows that tens of millions would lose insurance. It is a major shift in this country's attitudes and policies toward helping the poor.
House Speaker Paul Ryan walking into the Capitol on May 4, when the House voted narrowly to accept a bill he shepherded to replace Obamacare.
Arguments about the AHCA showed deep disagreement on health care coverage. Could this move us toward universal coverage, which some say could be simpler? Don't hold your breath.
President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan after the House passed a bill to repeal Obamacare and cut back Medicaid funding.
The health care bill recently passed by the House imposes big cuts to the underfunded Medicaid program. A new approach is needed, starting with the best ideas of both parties.
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) speaks to reporters outside the White House on May 3, 2017 after a meeting with the president on proposed legislation that could limit coverage for preexisting conditions.
How preexisting conditions came to be a condition for passage of the Republicans' health care law is a complicated tale. Insurers created the cost-saving technique, excluding millions over the years.
Two swing votes: Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Greg Waldon (R-Ore.), after striking a deal with Pres. Trump on the heath care bill.
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Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
Despite promises to rural working class, a philosopher argues, the Republican Party is still under the influence of the elitism of novelist Ayn Rand.
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced March 24 that he was pulling his proposed health care bill from consideration.
The U.S. has been arguing about health care for decades. Critics have argued that insurance for all is a sign of weakness or even Communist. Here's a look at how the thinking has evolved -- or not.
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill, March 24, 2017.
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Trump cuts bait, Ryan loses his nerve – and the Obamacare repeal goes down without a vote. What's next for Congress and the GOP?
Lisa Schwetschenau, who has multiple sclerosis, shown in a photo in Omaha, Nebraska on March 16. She worries that she could lose some of her essential health benefits under the new proposed health care law.
Essential health benefits under Obamacare are suddenly the center of controversy in the proposed replacement bill. If certain health benefits are so essential, why are they so loathed? Here's a look.
House Speaker Paul Ryan at a March 7, 2017 unveiling of the new health care bill called the American Health Care Plan.
Republicans vow to dismantle Obamacare, which extended health insurance to about 20 million people. Republicans' new plan has been roundly criticized. Here is expert analysis to help you sort it out.
Melva Watt, right, senior Medicaid interviewer, assists a patient with her application for Medicaid through the New York State Marketplace.
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the new health care proposal an 'act of mercy.' The bill could help the healthy and wealthy, but it is unlikely to be merciful to the poor.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fields questions from reporters in Dover, New Hampshire.
A partisan media landscape has made it almost impossible for journalists to avoid charges of bias when calling out a candidate's dishonesty.
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
Ryan wields brand new speaker’s gavel, October 29 2015.
To make it work, he's going to need to be braver than Boehner.
Representative Paul Ryan arrives to talk to the media after being nominated for speaker of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington October 28 2015.
Saying that Ayn Rand had some useful economic and political ideas does not, however, compel Ryan to adopt her entire philosophy lock, stock and barrel.
Ayn Rand quote at Walt Disney World.
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Ayn Rand may be long gone but her theories about selfishness live on in today's libertarian circles and influence the political philosophies of presidential contender Rand Paul and others.
Modern day American poverty: Slab City, CA
Robert Putnam's new book aims to make the social inequality a core issue in the 2016 campaign: a member of his research team explains how.
One more SOTU to go
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It’s a new team in charge of the Senate
Midterm elections in American politics are akin to a reset button and on November 4, 2014 the American people pushed that reset button in a big way. The Founders of the American Constitution set up an…
Despite all the talk of a new liberal America in the wake of Obama’s re-election, the economic debate has from both sides is staunchly conservative.
The Republican and Democratic budgets released last week share little common ground. But both illustrate the same point: for all the talk of a new liberal America in the wake of Barack Obama’s re-election…