Robert Reich: The 400 highest-income taxpayers (with incomes averaging more than $300 million each) will each receive an average annual tax cut of about $7 million.
Jaime O’Neill: My wife, the mother of our children, my life’s partner and companion is even more precious to me than those people I’ve already lost. The treatments she faces, even if efficacious, make me feel weak in the arms as I imagine them, and think of her.
Eric C. Bauman: We cannot miss the historic opportunity this moment presents us: enacting single-payer healthcare into law in California. Let’s take that step and make California a “healthcare sanctuary” state!
Bill Raden: St. John’s alone has enrolled over 18,000 previously uninsured Angelinos, nearly all of them black or Latino, and more than doubled its insured-patient base.
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.