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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 »

'Beyond Stupid': Ad Blitz Against Senator Under Fire

Pro-Trump PAC went after fellow Republican Dean Heller on health care

(Newser) - With the Senate GOP's plan to replace ObamaCare on hold , an ad campaign against one of the drama's high-profile players is drawing scrutiny. A super PAC that supports President Trump unleashed the campaign against Republican Dean Heller of Nevada after he announced that he opposed the measure, reports... More »

McConnell Plans Quick Revision on Health Care

He hopes to have new version to CBO by Friday

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell's reputation as a master wheeler-and-dealer on Capitol Hill may have taken a hit over the GOP's in-limbo ObamaCare alternative, but he's got a plan to rebound quickly. The Washington Post reports that the Senate majority leader intends to submit a revised version to the Congressional... More »

Iowa Congressman Has Rough Day Over Health Care Bill

Rod Blum cuts off interview, then faces a hostile town hall

(Newser) - Iowa Rep. Rod Blum has become the temporary lightning rod for anger about the health care bill that just passed the House . The Republican congressman had a double whammy on Monday when he abruptly cut short a TV interview—see the video —and then faced a hostile town hall... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trump, Ryan React to Failure of GOP Health Care Bill

'We’re gonna be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future'

(Newser) - President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act just before a scheduled vote Friday. In their first comments to the press following the failure of the Republican health care bill, Trump blamed Democrats and Ryan admitted that Obama's Affordable Care Act isn't going... More »

Republican Health Care Bill Pulled Without Vote

ObamaCare stays—for now

(Newser) - A House vote on the American Health Care Act was canceled just before it was scheduled to happen, avoiding what the AP says would have been a "humiliating defeat" for President Trump and GOP leaders while still being—according to Politico —a "staggering defeat" for Trump and... More »

GOP Health Care Bill Clears First Hurdle

House steers American Health Care Act toward climactic vote

(Newser) - Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Trump and his GOP allies in Congress, the AP reports. In... More »

Health Bill Vote Delayed in Setback to Trump, Ryan

ObamaCare won't be repealed Thursday

(Newser) - GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump in their first major legislative test, the AP reports. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed... 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 Rep Goes From 'No' to 'Hell No' on Health-Care Bill

Things aren't looking great for the American Health Care Act

(Newser) - House Republicans still plan on holding a vote on the American Health Care Act—the GOP's ObamaCare replacement—on Thursday despite its continuing to not be super popular with the legislators who are supposed to be voting for it, the Week reports. If 22 House Republicans vote against bill,... 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 »

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 »

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