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Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) saying he can’t vote for the Republican’s Obamacare-replacement plan, as it stands, gives centrists cover to be more vocal about their concerns. Upton says he’s crafting an amendment though to address his issues. Meanwhile, House leadership is scrambling to whip up votes as President Donald Trump continues to press hard to get something passed. Media outlets report on the state of negotiations and where lawmakers stand.
The federal health law has opened up new options for young adults but it can sometimes be confusing. A quick guide to the choices.
President Donald Trump is pressing Congress to close the deal on health law negotiations but, as his recent comments show, he may not know the full extent of what is in the legislation he’s championing.
Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), a surprise Republican defector, is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, but the lack of protections for preexisting conditions has him and others spooked. Media outlets report on the state of play on Capitol Hill and where members stand on the vote.
The president spoke Sunday about the hot-button topic, saying he “mandated” that coverage for preexisting conditions will be in the Republican health care bill. But while the current version of the proposed legislation says “access” is guaranteed for people with preexisting conditions, it is silent on a key point: whether such access must be affordable.
An amendment on preexisting conditions and essential health benefits was added to the legislation to woo conservatives, but now leaders aren’t sure if they have enough moderate votes. The White House had been pushing for a vote before President Donald Trump’s milestone of 100 days in office.
“It is time to say once and for all that health care is a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it,” said Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens, who wrote the bill along with Democratic state Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego. However, an essential question is unanswered: Where will the money come from?
The New York Times and The Associated Press offer a look at the compromises being proposed in Republicans’ efforts to revive the stalled plan.
It’s unclear whether the compromises made to woo the Freedom Caucus cost them moderate votes, but some lawmakers say they’re hopeful it will pass. The vote could come possibly as early as Friday, although some members suggest it will take longer for lawmakers to make their decisions.
Media outlets report on news from Minnesota, Arizona, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Conservatives seem to be coalescing behind a health plan that includes waivers allowing states to opt out of major regulations related to essential health benefits and insurance companies to charge higher premiums for patients with preexisting conditions.
Por razones económicas y culturales, los hombres hispanos no quieren interactuar con el sistema de salud, lo que, afirman expertos, puede hacer colapsar el sistema de salud en el futuro.
Many Hispanic men don’t seek medical care soon enough and as the Hispanic population grows, some health care professionals are sounding an alarm.
The deal, which is being hashed out between Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), would let states seek waivers on preexisting conditions and to set their own list of essential health benefits. Republican congressional aides, however, are throwing cold water on the optimism coming out of the White House.
Editorial writers across the country contemplate different aspects of how Republicans continue to mull repealing and replacing Obamacare and how some states are continuing to consider and act on the Medicaid expansion.
Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who gained a measure of infamy after shouting “you lie” at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress in 2009, got the same treatment when he answered questions about health care. Other lawmakers were subjected to criticism, too.
USA Today looks at which members are facing their constituents during recess — and there are only a few swing-district Republicans who supported the health bill doing so. Meanwhile, ads are being launched from both sides of the aisle over lawmakers’ health care stances.
As Republican efforts to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act continue, some in the party are speaking out for provisions in the legislation, such as coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, a left-leaning group will launch attack ads just in time for congressional recess, media outlets look at the ramifications of the GOP health plan and what’s next for the resistance movement that helped bring about the collapse of the Republicans’ bill.
Though talks continue, lawmakers are likely headed back to their districts for a two-week recess after failing to revive a health care plan.
A GenForward poll shows young people support the Affordable Care Act and think the government should be responsible for making sure Americans have coverage. Other polls also take the country’s temperature on health care.