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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.
Even though the Affordable Care Act has dodged another legislative bullet, it still faces challenges.
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.
When the debate was set with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on one side and Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on the other, the Graham-Cassidy bill was gaining momentum. But by Monday night it looked all but dead, so the event lost some of its urgency.
“Honestly, I am really struggling to figure out how we would respond,” said Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of human services, saying it’s “highly unlikely” Pennsylvania would be able to build a functioning insurance marketplace by the bill’s 2020 deadline. In other news, a look at what it would mean for consumers if the measure passed, The Washington Post fact checks remarks by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on premiums, and critics focus on pre-existing conditions.
Media outlets break down just what you need to know about the measure and what’s coming next.
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.
President Donald Trump in his Tweets and on a radio interview is pessimistic about the chances of the bill to replace Obamacare after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced that he could not support the measure.
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.
Hundreds of protesters were turned away from the Senate’s public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, but they made their feelings known outside the door.
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.
Editorials from a variety of news outlets offer different thoughts on the current single-payer health plan being advanced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and whether it is picking up momentum.
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.