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Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo: Faustian enablers of ‘Anything but Obamacare’

Rubio, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo: Faustian enablers of ‘Anything but Obamacare’

The three Cuban American members of Congress from south Florida have made a deal with the devil to get rid of Obamacare in favor of a bill that the Congressional Budget Office has determined will leave 22 million Americans without health insurance. More than 600,000 of them from right here in the Miami area.

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

It’s all about the 2018 midterm elections

A politician’s magic touch is knowing where and how to touch the citizens’ fiber, or an important part of it. Such is the case of former President Obama and the health-care system he instituted, known as Obamacare. For his part, President Trump also knows that the 2018 elections could change the correlation of forces on Capitol Hill.

Curbelo succumbs to pressure and votes against his constituents

Curbelo succumbs to pressure and votes against his constituents

When I read Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s op-ed piece in the Miami Herald last week I knew the south Florida legislator from congressional district 26 was worried about his chances in next year’s election. Curbelo’s district has some of the highest numbers of people in the nation whose health care is covered by the Affordable Care Act

Trumpcare’s a killer: Diaz Balart and Curbelo don’t care

Trumpcare’s a killer: Diaz Balart and Curbelo don’t care

Backers of Trumpcare don’t care whether you live or die. Add two south Florida names to the list of the members of Congress who don’t care: U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz Balart and Carlos Curbelo. Both voted this past week to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill nobody knows for sure what it stands for.

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Last week President Donald Trump tried to bully recalcitrant members of his own party into approving a bill that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with almost nothing. It didn’t work. The biggest losers were Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years. That’s the amount of time Republicans had to come up with a better plan to replace the one President Barack Obama presented and passed. Instead, the Affordable Health Care for America Act — from here on in known as the first version of ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ — went down in flames last week.

A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?

The two sides of the coin

The two sides of the coin

When I read the news that the Republicans have a plan that will result in 52 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026, I was struck by panic. Old age is inevitable; health deteriorates, also inevitable. What happens if I don’t have a steady job and a health insurance policy supplied by someone else, or if I don’t have sufficient income to afford one?

CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

According to a Congressional Budget Office projection, 14 million fewer people would have health insurance next year alone. Premiums would be 15 percent to 20 percent higher in the first year compared with the Affordable Care Act.

Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.

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