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GOP Plan to Repeal ObamaCare Looks Doomed

3 Republican senators balk, one more than Mitch McConnell could afford

(Newser) - And just like that, Mitch McConnell's plan to repeal ObamaCare with a two-year delay appears to be doomed. McConnell announced the revised strategy Monday night, and he could afford only two GOP defections. Already, he's got three: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine,... More »

Inside the GOP Health Care Collapse

2 senators worked together to seal bill's fate

(Newser) - President Trump said it had to happen —but it isn't going to happen. The Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed Monday night after two more GOP senators announced their opposition, leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell without enough votes to move the legislation forward, and leaving... More »

Republican ObamaCare Replacement Collapses

McConnell admits defeat after losing 2 more votes

(Newser) - The "replace" part of the Republican effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed Monday night, leaving the GOP in disarray. After Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran announced that they would not support the ObamaCare repeal bill currently before the Senate, leaving the GOP without enough votes to even... More »

Trump on Senators Passing Health Bill: 'They Have to Do It'

Says he'll be 'very angry' with Senate Republicans if they don't

(Newser) - President Trump has warned senators that he will be "very angry" if they fail to repeal ObamaCare as promised. In an interview with televangelist Pat Robertson, the president said "a lot of people will be very upset" if Senate Republicans don't pass the legislation this summer, Politico... More »

Obama: Senate Health Bill Just a 'Transfer of Wealth'

He attacks 'fundamental meanness' of plan

(Newser) - Barack Obama and other Democrats have weighed in on the Senate GOP's health plan , and the word they're using the most is "mean." In a Facebook post Thursday, the former president slammed the "fundamental meanness" of the Senate bill, saying that instead of being a... 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 »

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 »

House May Have to Vote Again on GOP Health Care Bill: Report

Paul Ryan apparently hasn't sent the bill to the Senate yet

(Newser) - Most people assumed that when the House narrowly passed its health care bill last week, the bill was then sent along to the Senate for a vote. But according to a report from Bloomberg , that isn't actually the case, and now the House might have to vote on the... More »

Reporter Says He Was 'Arrested for Asking Question'

Dan Heyman repeatedly asked HHS chief about pre-existing conditions

(Newser) - Everyone's got lots of questions about the American Health Care Act that passed the House last week, and Health and Human Services chief Tom Price seems like he'd be a good person to ask. Reporter Dan Heyman of Public News Service found out that wasn't the case... More »

Susan Collins: Senate to Start Health Care 'From Scratch'

Paul Ryan expects Senate 'will complete the job'

(Newser) - Republican moderate Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is continuing to express concerns about the health care bill passed by the House and says she expects the Senate to start "from scratch." Collins says the House bill is hard to assess because it was passed without a fresh Congressional... More »

US Rep: 'Nobody Dies' Because They Don't Have Health Care

Raul Labrador booed roundly after town hall comments

(Newser) - On Friday, the day after House Republicans passed the reworked American Health Care Act , Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador faced an angry woman at a town hall who accused him of "mandating people on Medicaid accept dying," reports the Idaho Statesman . "That line is so indefensible," responded... More »

Reince Priebus Really Needed That Win

Thursday's AHCA vote may have saved the chief of staff's career

(Newser) - Thursday's advancement of the American Health Care Act may not have meant more to anyone than Reince Priebus, the New York Times reports in a lengthy piece on the trials and tribulations of President Trump's chief of staff. It had been a rough first 100 days for Priebus,... More »

What Late-Night Hosts Had to Say on TrumpCare

Colbert, Meyers, Noah ridicule the GOP plan

(Newser) - Late-night hosts had a field day with House Republicans' vote to replace ObamaCare Thursday, with Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and Trevor Noah in particular devoting time to it. Here's a sampling of their jokes via the Hollywood Reporter , the Washington Post , and the New York Times :
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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