Category Archives: Healthcare

VA retaliation against whistleblower: doctor kept in empty room

Dr. Dale Klein may be the highest-paid U.S. government employee who literally does nothing while he’s on the clock. A highly rated pain management specialist at the Southeast Missouri John J. Pershing V.A., Klein is paid $250,000 a year to work with veterans, but instead of helping those who served their country, he sits in a small office and does nothing. All day. Every day. Continue reading →

Supreme Court to decide whether religious hospitals should be considered part of church

A group of religious hospitals are asking for the Supreme Court to protect it from a group of lawyers that claim the hospitals are not a part of the church. Continue reading →

Trump: Healthcare Deal Will Happen ‘Very Quickly’

President Donald Trump said he expects to make a deal on healthcare “very quickly,” even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago. Trump made the remark Tuesday while hosting a reception for senators and their spouses from both parties at the White House. Continue reading →

Poe quits Freedom Caucus in aftermath of failed ObamaCare overhaul

Sunday Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, resigned from the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Poe intended to vote in favor of the bill and personally told President Trump last week that he would support the measure.

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Freedom Caucus’ Jordan: End ObamaCare blaming, ‘Let’s get to work’

House Freedom Caucus co-founder Rep. Jim Jordan tried Sunday to end the blame being cast upon his group and others for Republicans’ failed ObamaCare overhaul bill, saying, “Let’s get to work.” Continue reading →

Priebus on ObamaCare overhaul: It’s time for GOP to ‘start governing’

Sunday White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus acknowledged that Democrats are not the culprits in Republicans’ failed ObamaCare overhaul bill, saying it’s time for the GOP to “start governing.” Continue reading →

Team Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings

Sunday Trump administration officials and other key Washington Republicans downplayed the impact of the upcoming Congressional Budget Office report on the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan, suggesting the nonpartisan group has miscalculated before on such complex legislation. Continue reading →

Trump, Pence follow ObamaCare replacement rollout with weekend offensive

The White House is trying this weekend to rally support for the ObamaCare replacement plan — with Vice President Pence in Kentucky and President Trump using the bully pulpit and old-reliable Twitter. Continue reading →

GOP Health Plan Risks Backlash From Seniors

House Republicans’ health-care proposal is running into a new political problem: opposition from older people. One day after House GOP leaders unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, AARP, the politically potent advocacy group for Americans over 50 years old, came out in opposition. Continue reading →

$21.8 million in ObamaCare tax credits awarded to individuals who were not eligible to receive them

The Affordable Care Act exchanges awarded $21.8 million in advance premium tax credits to individuals who were not eligible to receive them, according to an audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Continue reading →