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GOP Health Plan Narrowly Passes House

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An amendment to add $8 billion to help fund high-risk pools swayed enough Republicans who were worried the legislation didn’t offer enough protections for people with preexisting conditions.

Latest GOP Defector Deals A Major Blow To Health Bill Already On Shaky Ground

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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.

Trump Promises Protections For Preexisting Conditions That May Not Be Delivered By GOP Bill

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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.

California’s Long-Shot Single-Payer Health Bill Advances

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“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?

Freedom Caucus Leaders Appear Ready To Support Revised GOP Health Plan

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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.

Eager For A Victory, Trump Hypes Renewed GOP Health Plan; Lawmakers Remain Skeptical

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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.