RJ Eskow: Their betrayal crushed one of the few remaining rays of hope for the millions of Americans whose health and financial security are endangered by the new Republican Congress.
Wim Laven: This week the process of killing countless Americans is beginning, and it is happening because humanity and political gain are not always in concert.
Robert Reich: Republicans can’t come up with a replacement. Revoking the tax increases in Obamacare – a key part of the repeal – would make it impossible to finance these subsidies.
Peter Dreier: After six years of demonizing Obamacare and demanding its repeal, the Republicans still haven’t figured out how to do it without inflicting huge political damage on themselves, because so many people in GOP districts and states now rely on Obamacare.
Charles D. Hayes: If the GOP were to replace the ACA with something better, that would be great, but we know it’s not going to happen.
Stephen Fox: Ironically, before this forced regulatory coup, the FDA had turned down, lock stock and barrel, aspartame’s approval since its being patented in 1966.
Judith Lewis Mernit: When Trump announced he had chosen Rep. Tom Price to head up the Department of Health and Human Services, he sent a clear signal that most pieces of the health reform law will be dismantled.
RJ Eskow: From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia – Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services –has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.
Peter Cavanaugh: President-Elect Trump is now stating that he is about to “modernize” Medicare with the help of House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Felonious Ax: We in Big Pharma are very proud of our freedom to gouge consumers. Therefore, we can’t sit by and allow an initiative to pass that would curtail our self-expression!
Maureen Cruise: We are challenging a drug industry run amok with unbridled power and unparalleled greed, so far spending $110 million to defeat Proposition 61.
Richard J. Eskow: The policy heart of the ACA is the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, which was crafted at a right-wing think tank.
Janet Maker: Pinktober is here. All the cancer charities are asking for our money and our time. But all cancer charities are not equal.