Department of Justification : Stephen Bannon and Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, have long shared a vision for remaking America. Now the nation’s top law-enforcement agency can serve as a tool for enacting it.

How Republicans want to change Medicaid : ONE of the crucial ingredients of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was an expansion of Medicaid, health insurance for the poor. In compliant states, Obamacare expanded eligibility for the programme to all those earning less than 138% of the federal poverty line, or $16,400 for an individual in 2017. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), unveiled on March 6th by Republicans in the House of Representatives, would overhaul this reform. How and why do Republicans want to change Medicaid?

The GOP’s dramatic change in strategy to pass its health-care law : To get the Affordable Care Act passed, Democrats used a big-tent approach, convening health-care groups that did not normally talk to one another while cutting deals and strong-arming key industry players to build broad support for the plan. First, the drug companies got on board. Then came the hospitals and the doctors. In contrast, the Republican effort to sweep away President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law has unfolded so fast that lobbyists and industry groups barely had time to digest the bill before lawmakers began marking it up. The difference between the approaches speaks to a drastically changed political atmosphere and the reality of passing a health-care plan chiefly aimed at dismantling the current law vs. building one from scratch.

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