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States Scramble To Expand Obamacare After GOP Flop

States are toying with the idea of expanding Medicaid programs under Obamacare, after President Donald Trump and Republican leadership failed to pass health care reform last Friday. Former President Barack Obama’s health care legislation was essentially a giant expansion of Medicaid – the federal-state health care program for poor and disabled Americans. Obamacare provided low-income […]

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Op-Ed: It’s time for members of Congress to take action, not brag about inaction

It is a challenging time for our country. We are divided politically and a great many Americans have genuine concerns about the future. I get that and respect it. Representing a congressional district that twice voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and then voted for President Trump in 2016, means that I have […]

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Kushner, Ivanka Vacation During Health Care Meltdown

Kushner, Ivanka Vacation During Health Care Meltdown As President Donald Trump faced one of their most significant challenges of his young presidency, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, wife Ivanka Trump and several other key members of the president’s family were out-of-pocket on a ski trip. While Trump’s senior staff and members of the House […]


Congressmen Lance, MacArthur Offer Very Different AHCA Postmortems

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) worked diligently to rescue the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07), along with the rest of the N.J. House delegation, opposed the controversial health care reform legislation. Unsurprisingly, the Garden State-based colleagues offered very different takes on Friday evening following the AHCA’s demise. “Greater choice and competition will be […]

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So Now, We Ask: ‘Who’s REALLY Responsible?’

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — So, the healthcare bill has been pulled. In the clutch, nobody wanted to go on the record. Disgraceful! It’s been said that victory has a million fathers and defeat is always an orphan. Not so here. Everyone will share in what happened today and suffer from […]

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7 Reasons Why The World Will Go On, Post-AHCA

Okay, a few personal thoughts as Friday starts to dwindle in Washington: 1. The President’s declaration of “now or never” on the AHCA (TrumpCare) bill is naive and indicative of his non-political experience. Plainly stated, let it fail if the votes aren’t there. 2. Any member of Congress can reintroduce the same bill language or […]

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2nd Term Congressman MacArthur Finds New Influence in AHCA Debate

Most second term congressmen (from a state where the majority party isn’t much of a player) don’t get held back by Speaker Paul Ryan for extra discussion after a large meeting or called into multiple, small group meetings with President Donald Trump ahead of a majority vote. Welcome to the rarefied air occupied by Tom MacArthur (R, […]

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Frelinghuysen will Vote NAY on AHCA

Uber-powerful Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, NJ-11) will be voting NO on the AHCA today, Save Jerseyans. Here’s his full statement: Seven years after enactment of Obamacare, I wanted to support legislation that made positive changes to rescue healthcare in America. “Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new […]

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NJ GOP Gov Candidate Opposes Healthcare Bill

The Republican candidate for New Jersey governor doesn’t support the House leadership’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Tuesday report from USA Today. Current Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno opposed the GOP’s cuts to Medicaid, calling on lawmakers to find a plan that repealed ACA, but also found a more sustainable way […]



The AHCA… YEA or NAY?

At least three of New Jersey’s five Republican congressman are voting NAY later today when the Paul Ryan/Donald Trump-backed American Health Care Act (AHCA) gets a vote on the House floor. The President is pushing hard for it: We are taking action to #RepealANDReplace #Obamacare! Contact your Rep & tell them you support #AHCA. #PassTheBill […]

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THUNDER ROAD: Smith, LoBiondo Join Lance in Opposing Ryan’s AHCA

Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) isn’t the only N.J. GOP Congressman that’s planning to vote against the AHCA, aka Ryancare or “Trumpcare” on Thursday, Save Jerseyans. “I appreciate Vice President Pence, Speaker Ryan and the House Republican leadership for considering these serious concerns during our recent meetings on this proposal. Unfortunately, the changes outlined do not […]

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