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As the Senate tried to stumble toward a finish line on a proposal that would replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday, Reps. Joe Courtney and John Larson pitched their own plan. They rolled out a proposal that would allow Americans aged 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare. [Read More]
Republicans have not yet been able to muster enough support among their ranks to pass what's being called a "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., joined Judy Woodruff to discuss what he sees as the best way forward for health care reform, as well as his reaction to President Trump's public attacks on Jeff Sessions and more. [Read More]
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Mark Wilson/Getty Images House Speaker Paul Ryan said he's willing to take Senate Republicans'"skinnier" attempt at repealing certain parts of the Affordable Care Act to conference. "If moving forward requires a conference committee, that is something the House is willing to do," he said in a statement on Thursday. That's so long as the Senate can pass the bill. "The House remains committed to finding a solution and working with our Senate colleagues, but the burden remains on the Senate to demonstrate that it is capable of passing something that keeps our promise, as the... [Read More]
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Tonight, the Senate will vote whether to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act rather than getting rid of the law entirely. ... [Read More]
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Now that Senate Republicans have voted down their own two main plans to overturn much of the Affordable Care Act, many in the Senate GOP are suddenly fastening their hopes onto a "skinny repeal" to keep aloft their goal of tilting federal health policy in conservative directions. [Read More]
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says the House is willing to negotiate a final health care bill with the Senate. Photo by REUTERS/Joshua Roberts. RELATED CONTENTRepublicans look to pass 'skinny repeal' of ObamacareThe Senate voted to open debate on health care. Now what? Speaker Paul Ryan says the House is willing to negotiate a final health care bill with the Senate. Ryan's announcement Thursday evening is meant to ease doubts among Senate Republicans about voting for a minimal repeal bill. It's not clear if Ryan's announcement will clear the way for Senate passage. The... [Read More]
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AP The Senate Republican healthcare process descended into disarray Thursday evening, as four GOP senators threatened to withhold support for a more moderate, "skinnier" attempt at repealing certain parts of the Affordable Care Act. "I am not going to vote for the skinny bill if I'm not assured by the House there will be a conference where my idea and other ideas will be taken up so we can actually repeal Obamacare," Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said in a press conference Thursday with Sens. John McCain, Ron Johnson, and Bill Cassidy. Graham added: "I'm not... [Read More]
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The Senate is moving closer to wrapping up debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers have still not seen the bill they're discussing. [Read More]
Mary J. Blige is urging her fans to call their senators and show support for Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act. In a... [Read More]
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KINGSTON, R.I., July 27, 2017 — A newly published article by a University of Rhode Island nursing professor tackles the complexities and controversies surrounding the Affordable Care Act, including... [Read More]
The latest, last-ditch effort by Senate Republicans to overturn the Affordable Care Act -- the so-called "skinny repeal" -- gives Democrats a golden opportunity to begin redefining their party... [Read More]
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Senate Republicans are a preparing for yet another a vote late tonight or early tomorrow to roll back parts of the Affordable Care Act. Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet blasted the effort Thursday morning on the floor. [Read More]
The Republicans labeled the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare" because they wanted Obama to be blamed if it failed — which it hasn't. I think the GOP's Better Care Reconciliation... [Read More]
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WASHINGTON — With their hopes to completely scrap Obamacare, Senate Republicans are scrambling to find the 50 votes they need to pass a dramatically scaled back health-care plan that would leave intact most of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.The Senate could vote on a final package as early as Thursday evening, a near-desperate maneuver by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to pass some kind of measure that could be expanded more to the liking of many... [Read More]
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With their ranks in chaos, Senate Republican leaders appeared ready to work late into the night Thursday to devise a slimmed down "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act by sometime Friday, as Democrats slammed the secretive process as a sham and key Republican senators threatened to block the effort. The so-called "skinny repeal" was being crafted as a vehicle that could gain enough votes in the Senate from a fractured GOP caucus for passage, but Thursday afternoon rumors were flying through the Capitol that the House might pass the same slimmed down bill and send it to... [Read More]
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The plan by Senate GOP leaders to pass a scaled-back overhaul of the Affordable Care Act was endangered Thursday when key Republican senators refused to back the effort without assurances that it would become the basis of negotiations with the House. [Read More]
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Over the last few years, Republicans have adopted a new way to attack people who receive assistance through the ACA. They are "able-bodied" adults. healthaffairs.org/... A conservative critique of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) expansion of... [Read More]
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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has galvanized enough lawmakers to kill Republican leadership's last-ditch bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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The plan by Senate GOP leaders to pass a scaled-back overhaul of the Affordable Care Act was endangered Thursday when key Republican senators refused to back the effort without assurances that it would become the basis of negotiations with the House. The extraordinary spectacle in which an early... [Read More]
It was another day of political gridlock on Capitol Hill as members of the Senate made another push to repeal and replace Obamacare. Republican senators are drafting a proposal which likely won't include any replacement ideas but a "Skinny repeal" that would take out unpopular parts of the Affordable care act. Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy explained today how the repeal would impact Americans. [Read More]
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