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Michael J. Fox is speaking out on efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicare. The actor who suffers from Parkinson's disease tells AARP The Magazine that Parkinson's patients spend thousands of dollars out of pocket in health care expenses. He said a potential cut in benefits isn't politics, but rather, "that's our... [Read More]
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House Speaker Paul Ryan is warning Republicans to unify around a new push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or risk tempting President Donald Trump to cut a deal with Democrats that runs counter to Republican goals. [Read More]
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One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no." That won over Mary Broecker, president of the Oldham County Republican Women's Club and a strong proponent of a full-blown repeal... [Read More]
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AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump blasted the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, threatening to back challengers to members of the conservative caucus that helped block the GOP healthcare bill last week. "The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" Trump wrote. Trump has increasingly lit into members of the conservative caucus for failing to support the American Healthcare Act, the president's and GOP leadership's replacement bill for President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act. ... [Read More]
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Lawmakers expect Brownback to veto the measure. He's a vocal critic of the former president's 2010 Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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In the ongoing effort to improve the Affordable Care Act, Senator Sherrod Brown and 13 other Democratic Senators introduced legislation aimed and bringing down the price of prescription drugs. [Read More]
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Several red and purple states are making a surprising push to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, including Kansas, Virginia, and Maine. Following the collapse of the House Republican healthcare plan last week, some conservative lawmakers are saying it may be the best way forward. Kansas' Republican-controlled legislature approved an expansion on Tuesday, allowing the state's Medicaid program to cover nearly 200,000 additional people. Freshman Kansas State Senator Randall Hardy was among the Republicans who voted for the bill. And in Maine, the split legislature has passed Medicaid expansion six times — most recently in April of... [Read More]
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Though many are focused on today's Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia, House Republicans are back talking about healthcare. They had a members-only meeting on Tuesday, and seemed to double down on efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, despite last week's failure.  "We promised that we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and that's exactly what we're going to do," said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy after the Tuesday meeting. Congressman Tom Reed was at the conference on Tuesday. He's a Republican Representative for New York's 23rd District, and he supported House Speaker Paul Ryan's replacement plan that... [Read More]
With implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare, members of Congress and their staffs buy health insurance on the exchange just like millions of other Americans. [Read More]
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The Affordable Care Act needs tweaks, but it will neither implode nor explode if Congress takes reasonable steps to improve it. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News. [Read More]
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In the recent history of domestic governmental cruelty, few things can equal the decision by Republican-run states to refuse the expansion of Medicaid contained within the Affordable Care Act. As a result of former President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the federal government came to states and said, "Here's a bunch of money to provide health coverage to tens or even hundreds of thousands of your poor citizens who don't have it. You'll only have to contribute a tiny bit, and it'll make your state healthier, wealthier, and happier. What do you say?" Nineteen states responded, "To hell with... [Read More]
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Paul Ryan Tells Donors: Push for Healthcare Reform Still On The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 GOP House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare".And now the president is eyeing tax reform - a campaign promise - but something that could be even more complicated than overhauling Obamacare. In many parts of the country, as Trump and his fellow... [Read More]
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wouldn't say whether the administration of President Donald Trump still supports repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, days after his party's efforts to overhaul the law broke down. [Read More]
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REUTERS/Yuri Gripas BUCKNER, Kentucky — One of the House Republican rebels, Rep. Tom Massie of Kentucky, wasn't just "no" on the GOP healthcare bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Massie was "hell no." That won over Mary Broecker, the president of the Oldham County Republican Women's Club who is a strong proponent of a full-blown repeal of the 2010 law. "When he came out against this bill, I thought, 'I trust him so this must be the right way,'" the 76-year-old retired teacher said of Massie this week as she sat at a coffee shop... [Read More]
The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, March 28It's unsettling that President Trump seemed to treat the failure of his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act like a business venture that had soured. Oh, well, on to the next entrepreneurial adventure, which he said would be tax reform.OK, but who's going to clean up the mess left by the Kill Obamacare fiasco? The law still has flaws that need to be fixed, and they can be without... [Read More]
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"Obamacare Will Explode" The Healthcare Debacle Continues House Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still meant to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week. In a press conference, Ryan affirmed that "Obamacare is the law of the land" and will remain so until it is replaced.That's it? That's the end?On Friday, Schumer said that Democrats are ready to work with Republicans to improve... [Read More]
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GOP vows to try again on Obamacare repeal But he has continued to criticize the current system and on Tuesday said he was sure there will be reforms.On Friday, Schumer said that Democrats are ready to work with Republicans to improve the Affordable Care Act on one condition: that Republicans take repeal off the table."There's obviously got to be some changes because you had some people that didn't agree with it, but I think... [Read More]
Question: What was your reaction to the House leadership decision not to allow a vote on their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? What do you think... [Read More]
Question: What was your reaction to the House leadership decision not to allow a vote on their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? What do you think... [Read More]
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If at first he didn't succeed in Congress, President Trump may nevertheless be poised to undercut the Affordable Care Act.

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