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Hillary Clinton Gives GOP New Name Over Health Bill

If it passes, Republicans are the 'death party'

(Newser) - She may be "Crooked Hillary" to President Trump and his supporters, but Hillary Clinton has some nickname-slinging of her own to do. Specifically: "death party" in regard to the GOP. "Forget death panels," she tweeted on Friday. "If Republicans pass this bill, they're the... 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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Here's What's in the Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

And why 4 GOP senators say they won't vote for it—yet

(Newser) - Senate Republicans on Thursday finally unveiled their answer to the House bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and Vox has an explainer of what's in it. Some major sticking points: The Better Care Reconciliation Act will ask poor and middle-class Americans to pay more for less... More »

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 »

Senate's ObamaCare Repeal Showdown Could Come Fast

Vote could happen as soon as next week, but McConnell can only lose 2 votes

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to hold a vote on the Senate's version of ObamaCare repeal-and-replace legislation next week—despite the fact that many GOP senators haven't seen it yet, let alone said they will support it. Insiders tell the Wall Street Journal that although McConnell... More »

Obama Defends ObamaCare, Avoids Criticizing Trump

He calls for political 'courage'

(Newser) - Former President Obama continued his gradual re-emergence into public life with a speech Sunday night that hit two familiar notes: He defended ObamaCare and avoided any direct criticism of President Trump. In picking up a Profile in Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library, Obama praised members of Congress... More »

Republicans Have 20 New Reasons to Worry About 2018

Or 46. Or 58. Or 7.

(Newser) - As Republicans voted to replace ObamaCare Thursday, Democrats were heard singing the sports-anthem taunt, "Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye." A new report from political forecaster the Cook Political Report shows why: In the aftermath of the vote, Cook downgraded Republican chances in 20 congressional races in 2018. The scary... More »

Senators Vow to Write Their Own Health Bill

They say they're not going to be rushed

(Newser) - ObamaCare is "dead," President Trump declared after the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act Thursday—but before he can sign the death warrant, a bigger battle looms in the Senate. Republican senators say they're going to craft their own ObamaCare replacement bill, and with the... More »

House Eats at ObamaCare. Here's What Comes Next

Get ready to learn more about 'reconciliation'

(Newser) - "Hopefully we're going to have a wonderful day, and a wonderful vote," said President Trump Thursday morning. His wish was granted: The House voted 217-213 to pass an updated version of the American Health Care Act, the GOP's ObamaCare replacement. The Wall Street Journal reports 216... More »

Voting Without CBO Estimate Is Potentially Risky for GOP

Republicans say they'll pass ObamaCare replacement on Thursday

(Newser) - House Republicans promise to call a vote on their plan to replace ObamaCare on Thursday, but the Hill notes that lawmakers will cast those votes without an official estimate of how much the plan costs or how it will affect coverage for Americans. That is, the Congressional Budget Office hasn'... More »

House Will Hold Vote on GOP Health Care Plan Thursday

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says they have the votes to pass it

(Newser) - House Republicans will vote on a bill to repeal major portions of ObamaCare. That's the word Wednesday night from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who told reporters "yes" when asked if they have sufficient votes. Leaders have spent days scrambling to round up the votes for their legislation, the... 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 »

As Key Republican Defects on Health Bill, Obama Praises Kimmel

He praises host for moving monologue

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel's emotional plea in support of ObamaCare won praise from its namesake Tuesday, with former President Obama thanking the late-night host for sharing the story of how his newborn son, Billy, had to undergo open-heart surgery last week. "Well said, Jimmy," Obama tweeted . "That's... More »

Did Jimmy Kimmel Just Doom the GOP's Health Bill?

Debate over pre-existing conditions threatens to torpedo ObamaCare repeal

(Newser) - The Republicans' new attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare is suddenly in serious trouble, reports CNN , with the White House engaging in a furious push to win over wavering lawmakers. One sticking point is coverage of pre-existing conditions, with one blogger arguing that Jimmy Kimmel's emotional plea on Monday... More »

Trump Won't Get One Vote He Wanted by 100-Day Mark

House leaders won't call ObamaCare repeal vote until next week at earliest

(Newser) - The House won't vote on Republican legislation scuttling much of ObamaCare until at least next week, a GOP leader said Thursday. The decision deals a setback to the White House, which has pressured congressional Republicans to pass the bill by Saturday—President Trump's 100th day in office. "... 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 »

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 Signals He's Open to Work With Dems on Healthcare

Schumer says common ground can be found

(Newser) - After the healthcare bill he championed hit a wall with conservative Republicans, President Trump might be looking for room to maneuver in the opposite direction. Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on healthcare and other issues over the weekend while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer... More »

On ObamaCare Repeal, Trump 'Played Chicken, Then Blinked'

He failed in first confrontation with lawmakers

(Newser) - It was a stinging defeat by any measure: The ObamaCare "repeal and replace" bill that President Trump championed was declared DOA Friday after a House vote was canceled at the last minute . Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan had been unable to persuade enough House Republicans to change their... More »

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