Photo: Congressman Bernie Sanders addresses a healthcare rally, January 15, 2017
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Brexit really means Brexit. That was made clear today by British Prime Minister Theresa May in a speech to European Union ambassadors in London — with the emphasis on slowing the rate of immigration. "The message from the public before and during the referendum was clear: Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe, and that’s what we will deliver."
Jeremy Cliffe, a columnist for The Economist, based in Berlin, says the move could come at the cost of some prosperity.
In the past six years, the Republican Congress has repealed the Affordable Care Act many times, but President Obama would never sign it. Now, with their own President about to take over the White House, Republicans have begun the process all over again. But having the power doesn't mean they can do it, especially when Donald Trump seems to want universal healthcare — at government expense. Customers give Obamacare mixed reviews, while experts warn that continued uncertainty may drive insurance companies out of the market. We hear about the need for mandates and coverage for pre-existing conditions, as the GOP pushes for health savings accounts and other alternatives.
Trump's 'insurance for everyone,' Obamacare replacement plan
CBO on how repealing portions of the ACA would affect health insurance coverage, premiums
Harvard analysis of Obamacare, rising worries over cost
Rovner on CBO, Joint Committee on Taxation analysis of GOP healthcare plan
Ginsburg on importance of retaining ACA provision of employer-sponsored healthcare plans
Cannon on how Trump could fix our healthcare system while cutting taxes
Georgia's Republican Congressman Tom Price will face a Senate Committee tomorrow as Donald Trump's nominee as Secretary Health and Human Services. But he's already facing charges that he may have engaged in a pattern of ethical violations — or even broken the law. Sam Frizell, political reporter for Time magazine, explains.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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