House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it 

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. […]

BREAKING NEWS: House Republican leadership postpones health care vote for lack of votes

Washington, March 23 – The House Republican leadership postponed the vote on the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal and replace the Obama care legislation. The postponement occurred because the leadership lacked the necessary votes to pass the bill. A confidential source inside House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s office told The Golden Hammer that the GOP was […]

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown 

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress with the hardliners while House leaders struggled with moderates […]

The Golden Hammer shouts “FOUL!” to national media over CBO report coverage on American Health Care Act

The Woodlands, March 13 – The Golden Hammer‘s Publisher Eric Yollick stated that he is “furious”, “enraged”, and “appalled” over the national media’s terrible coverage of the Congressional Budget Office’s report regarding the American Health Care Act. Yollick cried “FOUL!” “The national news media only has covered the number of people who might have less health […]

Follow Senator Cruz’s formula for healthcare repeal (with one twist)

Three weeks ago, United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called for the repeal of Obamacare first and then a deliberative and rational discussion about an appropriate healthcare finance system to replace the failed program. “What I think is critical at the outset is that we honor the promise we’ve made to voters for six years running […]

Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, House GOP release bill replacing Obama health care overhaul

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 6 (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured. House committees planned to begin […]