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5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

Dean Heller says it's a 'lie' that Republican bill would lower premiums

(Newser) - A fifth GOP senator has come out against the Senate Republicans' health care bill, which can only afford to have two GOP senators vote against it. CNN reports Nevada Sen. Dean Heller says he "simply will not support" the bill, which he says is "not the answer."... More »

What Editorials Are Saying About Senate Health Plan

Get this passed, urges Wall Street Journal, while NYT calls it a travesty

(Newser) - President Obama hates it , but that sentiment about the Senate Republicans' plan to replace ObamaCare isn't quite unanimous. Here's a look at what editorials are saying:
  • Wall Street Journal : It implores Republicans to get this passed and not wilt under pressure from the media and Democrats. The measure
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Senate Plan Kills ObamaCare's Individual Mandate

Measure would eliminate penalty for those without insurance

(Newser) - Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law, reports the AP . Details are emerging, but in its broad strokes the measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people; repeal tax increases Obama'... More »

Senate GOP Faces 'Revolt' Over Health Care Bill

Legislation expected to anger moderates, conservatives

(Newser) - Leading Senate Republicans are ready to unveil a healthcare bill seen as a compromise between the House's version of ObamaCare repeal and ObamaCare itself—but they now have to find a compromise between conservative and moderate senators. The 52-member Senate GOP caucus will be presented with the bill Thursday... More »

Trump Has Harsh Words for Health Care Bill He Celebrated

Sources say Trump now calls the bill 'mean'

(Newser) - In what the AP characterizes as a "surprising critique," sources say President Trump called the House health care bill "mean" during a lunch Tuesday with more than a dozen GOP senators. When the House passed the AHCA in May, Trump hosted a celebration at the White House... More »

CBO: 23M More Americans Uninsured Under GOP Bill

The AHCA would reduce the deficit by $119B

(Newser) - The American Health Care Act passed by House Republicans earlier this month will reduce the deficit by $119 billion over the next decade—while leaving 23 million more Americans without insurance than if ObamaCare remains in place, according to the Congressional Budget Office's score of the bill released Wednesday.... More »

Republicans Just Got Good News on Their Health Care Bill

Two GOP representatives have switched to 'yes' votes

(Newser) - Two Republican representatives who announced earlier this week they wouldn't support the GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare have done a 180, giving new hope to the American Health Care Act, the Hill reports. Fred Upton of Michigan and Billy Long of Missouri switched to "yes" votes... More »

Freedom Caucus Will Back Revised GOP Health Bill

But it's not clear whether Republicans have enough votes to pass it yet

(Newser) - The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group's opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat. The group's support, while significant, does not necessarily guarantee passage of the Republican bill... More »

Trump: 'Doesn't Matter' if Vote on Health Care Next Week

But he does promise details on a 'massive tax cut' next week

(Newser) - President Trump says he plans to introduce a tax reform package next week that includes a "massive tax cut" for both businesses and individuals, the AP reports. According to CNBC , Trump is promising a "big announcement" on Wednesday that will "formally" start the tax reform process. While... More »

Trump Wants Health Care Bill Passed Next Week

Paul Ryan says they're putting 'finishing touches' on a compromise

(Newser) - "This thing is very much alive," Rep. Tom Cole tells CNN regarding the Republican health care proposal that appeared to have died in the House last month. Politico reports the White House is hoping to try a second time to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as... More »

GOP Looks Ready to Sacrifice Pre-Existing Condition Safeguards

VP Pence reportedly made offer to Freedom Caucus

(Newser) - "Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!" So proclaimed President Trump on Twitter on Sunday, and it wasn't an idle tweet. The AP reports that Vice President Mike Pence... More »

Trump to House GOP: Pass Bill Friday or ObamaCare Stays

He delivers ultimatum ahead of key vote

(Newser) - "Leverage: don't make deals without it," President Trump wrote in The Art of the Deal—and he has now reminded House Republicans how much leverage he has in the fight over ObamaCare repeal. After the setback of a canceled vote on a replacement bill Thursday, Trump issued... More »

Trump Fails to Secure Deal on GOP Health Care Bill

Things are looking bleak for the American Health Care Act

(Newser) - With a House vote on the American Health Care Act just hours away on Thursday, it still didn't appear as if the Republican replacement for ObamaCare had the necessary votes, the Washington Post reports. Republicans can only afford for 22 GOP representatives to vote against the bill (it's... More »

GOP Struggling to Find Votes for ObamaCare Repeal

Freedom Caucus could kill off bill

(Newser) - With a vote due Thursday on the GOP's replacement for ObamaCare, the conservative House Freedom Caucus is threatening to become the legislation's death panel. The hard-liners say revisions to the repeal-and-replace bill unveiled on Monday don't go anywhere near far enough on the repeal side and are... More »

Ryan: Health Bill Owes More to Older Americans

'We should be offering more assistance than what the bill currently does'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan is looking to squeeze a little more out of House Republicans' health care bill, amid outcry that the measure leaves older Americans out in the cold, reports Politico . "We believe we should have even more assistance ... for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience... More »

350K Sign Petition to Nix Health Subsidies for Congress

Daniel Jimenez says politicians should have same offerings as American people

(Newser) - What's good for the goose should be good for the governmental gander. That's the position of Daniel Jimenez, a 30-year-old from Portland, Ore., who thinks that in the wake of the GOP's recently introduced American Health Care Act , members of Congress should have to pick from the... More »

GOP on Damage Control Over 'Awful' Health Bill Score

Paul Ryan points out the good bits

(Newser) - The Republican Party was on damage control Monday after the release of a Congressional Budget Office report warning that 14 million people would lose coverage under the House's plan to replace ObamaCare, Politico reports. As some moderates backed away from the plan, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price... More »

CBO: Millions to Lose Coverage Next Year Under GOP Health Bill

Congressional Budget Office says 14M will lose coverage next year

(Newser) - Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law, the AP reports. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday's estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says there would be 24 million more... More »

Hospitals, Doctors Slam GOP Health Bill

Meanwhile, measure clears House Ways and Means Committee in 23-16 vote

(Newser) - The GOP's replacement plan for ObamaCare isn't getting a universal thumbs-up , but it cleared one of its first hurdles early Thursday, the Hill reports. In a session that lasted more than 16 hours and went past 4am, the House Ways and Means Committee approved the measure in a... More »

Trump Said ObamaCare Would End. Here's How

It won't be repealed overnight

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make getting rid of ObamaCare a priority—but he's not going to be able to simply summon the Affordable Care Act to the boardroom and tell the law it's fired. Instead, experts say repealing and replacing the ACA is a process that... More »

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