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Robert Donachie
Robert Donachie
Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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      Robert Donachie

      I studied Political Economy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tn. I am an active musician and I love the outdoors. I write on economics, politics, healthcare policy (nerd things) and cronyism for the Daily Caller News Foundation.

As GOP Nears Repeal, Senate Eyes Bipartisan Fix For Obamacare

10:30 PM 09/18/2017

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington caved Monday evening to Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, providing the chairman with a key concession he was seeking for a bipartisan bill to shore up Obamacare state exchanges and bolster the individual insurance marketplace.

12 Ways Cassidy-Graham Affects Obamacare

4:24 PM 09/18/2017

A group of four Republican senators has put forth legislation that enacts major changes to the framework of Obamacare, repealing many of the Affordable Care Act's provisions while keeping its most popular feature.

How Big Business Made Brazil Fatties

12:17 PM 09/17/2017

Nations that once struggled to have enough food for survival are now experiencing an entirely new food-related problem of obesity, and large corporate food chains could be responsible, The New York Times reports.

House Agrees To $1.6 Billion For Border Wall

1:14 PM 09/14/2017

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will provide $1.2 trillion to fund the government past Sept. 30, and will allocate $1.6 billion towards President Donald Trump's border wall.

Trump May Gut Obamacare Through Tax Reform

10:46 AM 09/14/2017

President Donald Trump's administration is toying with the idea of using tax reform as a tool to gut crucial features of Obamacare, a move that would appeal to Trump's base but could leave the health insurance marketplace in shambles.

GOP Rolls Out ‘Last-Ditch’ Bill To Repeal Obamacare

1:29 PM 09/13/2017

WASHINGTON -- GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin released legislation Wednesday to repeal and replace major portions of Obamacare with a system of block grants, a first step towards making good on a seven-year Republican campaign promise.

Twelfth Dem Backs Sanders’ Single-Payer Bill

2:45 PM 09/12/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut threw his support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care bill Tuesday, making him the twelfth senator to back Sanders in his push for "Medicaid-for-All."