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A major part of the reason it fell apart at the seams was because of the rush and thus the haphazard process of the trying to shove through the legislation.
Less than 24 hours after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) stated her official opposition to the legislation, Republicans admit defeat, for now. They’re now planning to turn toward an overhaul of the tax code.
The clinics, which serve many poor people, are tightening spending in case Congress doesn’t approve new funding for them before the government’s 2018 fiscal year starts Sunday.
Republican efforts to pass a repeal-and-replace plan by Sept. 30 are over, as Senate leaders halt their plan to hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Opinion pages across the country view the impact of the Republican health bill — which currently appears to have failed under its own weight — in harsh terms.
Editorial writers offer harsh words and examinations of what caused the GOP’s most recent repeal-and-replace effort to come undone.
Many people who gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid are fearful about suddenly losing that coverage. In other news, the National Association of Medicaid Directors makes clear that its opposition to a Republican plan to replace the ACA was issued as a consensus view of the board and not a unanimous decision by individual state directors, and The New York Times examines how a change in Medicaid compares to efforts to revamp welfare a generation ago.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office didn’t have enough time to do a full projection and its score was estimated from an earlier version of the Graham-Cassidy bill. But the agency says “the direction of the effect is clear.”
Police surrounded the protesters and escorted them out of the room, and more than 100 people were arrested at the hearing and on Capitol grounds.
Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended their proposed bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, where they sparred with Democratic senators.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joins Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in opposition of Republicans’ last-ditch efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, naming the “dramatic, sweeping cuts” to Medicaid as her top reason to vote no. The Republicans only had two votes to spare, so unless leadership can persuade one of three to change his or her vote, the bill would fail if brought to the floor.
The statement from the Maine senator came after the Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cause millions of people to become uninsured.
El programa federal de salud gerenciado por los estados cubre al 39% de los niños y paga por casi la mitad de los nacimientos. Pero su aporte va mucho más allá: también ayuda a personas con discapacidades, a programas especiales en escuelas y a pacientes con VIH, entre otros.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country, including a range of thoughts on the Medicaid program and prescription drug costs.
In between what appears to be a tendency among editorial writers to give the GOP repeal-and-replace plan a grim review, one writer offers a defense.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which has bipartisan support, has been shelved behind the GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. But federal funding will begin to dry up Oct. 1 and states are warning lawmakers they will need funds quickly.
Of the 30 states Donald Trump carried in his presidential victory, 16 would lose federal health care money under the bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. But California will be one of the states that’s hurt the most. Media outlets take a look at the impact in Texas, Washington, New Hampshire and Connecticut as well.
Media outlets take a look at how the Graham-Cassidy plan would alter the country’s health care landscape.
President Donald Trump is making a push for the Graham-Cassidy bill, focusing on those lawmakers who were on the fence this summer. “Eventually, we’ll win,” the president says.
Some in the party were hopeful that Sen. John McCain’s close friendship with the bill’s author, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would be enough to persuade the Arizona lawmaker to reverse his health care vote this time around But McCain said he could not “in good conscience” vote for the proposal.