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The Democratic senators say they see no point in offering up their proposals if they’re amending what they say is a shell of a health care bill.
The “clean” repeal proposal would have given lawmakers two years to come up with an alternative, but some Republicans found the idea untenable.
The plan would roll back only a few of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, but in such a divided Senate, it might be Republicans’ only hope of getting something passed.
Dr. Sanjay Mishra, the husband of CMS Administrator Seema Verma, is part of a group practice in Indiana that does not accept Medicaid payments.
For pregnant women in the United States, Medicaid is less a safety net than a building block of the maternity care system.
The majority of older adults receive long-term care at home and need help covering these services with affordable insurance policies. The long-term insurance industry needs to focus on home care.
As senators continue to debate health care legislation, a “clean” plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act in two years, without replacing it, fails to garner enough votes to pass.
News outlets beyond the beltway offer their perspectives on the Senate’s replacement for Obamacare and what lawmakers should be doing.
Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote for the Senate to begin debate on health care legislation. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the two Republican hold outs.
Nine senators joined Democrats to easily defeat the legislation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been working to get passed the last few weeks.
Republican leadership secure the needed 50 votes — with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote to reach 51 — to bring health care legislation to the floor.
The deliberations will be strictly governed by a time limit on debate and strict rules about what is germane.
Opinion writers offer critiques of the GOP health plans, their strategies and how it could all play out for them in the next election.
“Somehow they believe their knowledge is going to be more powerful than addiction,” said Dr. Marvin Seppala, an addiction expert. Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is looking to tap unlikely sources as allies in the battle against opioids: benefit payers and insurance administrators.
The insurer says the upcoming cuts to 10 percent of its workforce is driven by losses to its Obamacare exchange business.
Former Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) says lawmakers are too focused on politics over policy.
Administration and Senate officials pushing for a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act have said that a new $200 billion Medicaid “wraparound” fund would help cushion the changes for low-income people. But a new study suggests that money would last only about two years.
Not even senators seem to know what they’ll be voting on Tuesday afternoon, but these media outlets take a crack at explaining what’s going on.
President Donald Trump also lashed out at Democrats: “They run out. They say, ‘Death, death, death.’ Well, Obamacare is death. That’s the one that’s death.”
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was diagnosed with brain cancer last week. If he stayed home, the Republicans would have lost a precious vote, when they can only afford to sacrifice two in total.