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What Would Trumpcare Look Like? Follow GOP’s ‘Choice And Competition’ Clues

NPR

By Julie Appleby

Analysts on both sides expect concerns about health costs and health law to play a large role again in 2020. For Republicans, “the risk of doing nothing potentially leaves no port in a storm if the ACA is overturned legally,” [Dean] Rosen says. “But a more limited version, which is what most Republicans are for, is likely to be met with the same concerns. No matter what the president says, it won’t be enough for the Democrats.”

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Sen. Alexander Releases Bipartisan Plan To Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

Kaiser Health News

By Rachel Bluth

“When you have a chairman and a ranking member that have worked together on a bipartisan package in the committee of jurisdiction, it always gives more weight to the product,” said Dean Rosen a former Republican senior health adviser and a partner at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas. “Folks should take this package seriously,” he added.

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THE ROARING 2020S: WHAT ISSUE WILL LIKELY DRIVE VOTERS TO THE POLLS?

Matter of Fact

By Soledad O'Brien

Capitalism versus Socialism. President Trump is testing out a 2020 campaign strategy against the Democrats. Republican strategist Bruce Mehlman returns to talk about which economic message voters may respond to at the polls.

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Trump turmoil keeps K Street busy on trade

The Hill

By Alex Gangitano

President Trump’s latest actions on trade have roiled Washington and global markets but are proving to be a boon for K Street. Lobbyists who specialize in trade have been busy since Trump came into office, and the intensifying turmoil has more businesses turning to the influence world to help navigate the changes.

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Market shouldn’t overreact to antitrust probes

CNBC

Mozelle Thompson, former advisor to Facebook and former FTC commissioner, and Bruce Mehlman, tech advisor and founding partner of Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas, join “Squawk Alley” to discuss the impact of antitrust probes on the markets.

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Trump Claims Democrats Want Socialism, But Many Actually Want To Talk About Capitalism

NPR

By Mara Liasson

President Trump wants to make the 2020 election about socialism, but Democrats are having a debate about capitalism and how to make sure it provides broadly shared prosperity and economic mobility.

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Sens. Alexander, Murray Release Health Legislation Targeting High Bills, Drug Costs Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email

NPR

By Rachel Bluth

In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Thursday released the details of a plan they hope will help bring down health costs and eliminate surprise medical bills for patients. Alexander and Murray are the chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

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Bruce Mehlman on The Roaring 2020s

Matt Lewis and the News

By Matt Lewis

Bruce Mehlman returns to discuss his latest slideshow presentation: The Roaring 2020s: The Coming Decade of Disruption & Reform.

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The Roaring 2020s and The Future of Capitalism

Politics Inside Out with Chris Frates

By Chris Frates

Chris Frates talks to Bruce Mehlman, a Republican strategist and former assistant secretary of commerce under President George W. Bush. Mehlman lays out his argument for the role of capitalism shaping U.S. economic policy and technological innovation in the coming decade.

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ESTABLISHMENT GATEKEEPERS ARE COMING DOWN; IS THAT A GOOD THING?

Matter of Fact

By Television Appearance

Americans are placing less and less trust in traditional institutions. According to Gallup, that trust has been waning for at least the past 20 years. And that means rising political stars don’t need the blessing of the establishment to win elections. Soledad O’Brien sits down with Republican strategist Bruce Mehlman to talk about the rise of what he calls “permissionless politics” and the potential downsides.

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Tech giants face new threats from the government and regulators

The Economist

Software may be eating the world, as the technology investor Marc Andreessen famously said, “but the world is starting to bite back,” says Bruce Mehlman, a lobbyist in Washington.

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Smaller tax refunds (so far) are a big headache for Republicans

Politico

By Aaron Lorenzo

Sage Eastman of Mehlman Castagnetti, a former longtime Republican aide on the Ways and Means Committee, said, “People were voting in 2018, so you party with bigger paychecks in 2018 and risk the hangover in 2019 and hope it wears off before 2020.”

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