DC Daily: President Trump continues to push for new health care solution to replace Obamacare

Posted at 8:56 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 19:25:40-05

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban and the ongoing effort to overhaul Obamacare have dominated headlines this week.

What's going on in the political world:

Ivanka Trump brands gets sales boost in February

-- After the brand was dropped from Nordstrom, TJ Maxx, K-Mart, and Sears, sales of Ivanka Trump's brand jumped in February

Amazon reported sales of the brand were up 332 percent in February compared to last year. Macy's also reported sales of the brand up 148 percent.

"Since the beginning of February, they were some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand. For several different retailers Ivanka Trump was a top performer online, and in some of the categories it was the [brand's] best performance ever," Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, said in a statement Friday.

Trump says health care action is urgently needed
-- President Donald Trump is pushing the embattled House GOP health care plan in his weekly address.

Trump says he wants every American to know that action on the Obama health care law is an "urgent necessity."

He says, "The law is collapsing around us," and that millions of Americans will be "hurt and badly hurt" if nothing is done.

Trump says the plan put forward by House Republicans satisfies the goals he laid out in his recent speech to Congress.

Medical groups have criticized the plan, and conservatives deride it as "Obamacare lite."


Multiple states challenge revised travel order
-- State attorneys in Washington and Hawaii have asked federal judges to block the implementation of the president's revised travel ban.

According to CNN, state attorneys in Massachusetts, New York and Oregon confirmed they are planning to join the Seattle lawsuit.

White House privately pushes earlier Medicaid rollback
-- CNN is reporting that the White House is privately lining up behind conservative calls to roll back Obamacare's Medicaid expansion sooner than the health care reform bill currently calls for.

According to CNN, ending the Medicaid expansion sooner could complicate prospects for the bill in the Senate. And it would likely infuriate Republican governors in states that accepted federal funds for the expansion, who face the prospect of many people losing coverage they gained under Obamacare.

Anti-bully activist slams First Lady in rant
-- Anti-bullying activist Dan Savage referred to First Lady Melania Trump as "ugly on the inside as she is pretty on the outside" during a diatribe on his podcast.

According to a report on, Savage attacked the First Lady when touching on topics like immigration and her husband's political policies.