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Republicans increasingly anxious about heading home without a health-care plan - The Denver Post;

Republicans increasingly anxious about heading home without a health-care plan - The Denver Post

The Denver PostRepublicans increasingly anxious about heading home without a health-care planThe Denver PostFrom left, Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., John Thune, R-S.D., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stand as President Donald Trump arrives for a meeting with Republican senators about health care in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. By Juliet Eilperin ...and more »

Sullivan joins senators asking McConnell to keep them at work during traditional August break - Alaska Dispatch News;

Sullivan joins senators asking McConnell to keep them at work during traditional August break - Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch NewsSullivan joins senators asking McConnell to keep them at work during traditional August breakAlaska Dispatch NewsSenator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor of the U.S. Capitol after unveiling a draft bill on health care, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque. Share on Facebook Facebook. Share on Twitter Twitter. Share via Email Email.and more »

Marco Rubio wrong to conclude that Senate bill won't lead to Medicaid decline in Florida - PolitiFact

Marco Rubio wrong to conclude that Senate bill won't lead to Medicaid decline in FloridaPolitiFactA Congressional Budget Office analysis shows the Senate health care bill has steep cuts to Medicaid. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., says reports that Floridians will be kicked off of Medicaid under the Senate health care bill are misleading. "As long ...and more »

A Look Back at the Healthcare Bills Killed by Republicans - VICE;

A Look Back at the Healthcare Bills Killed by Republicans - VICE

VICEA Look Back at the Healthcare Bills Killed by RepublicansVICERepublicans' absurd excuse for a healthcare reform plan is in trouble. Again. Despite initial claims that he could muster 50 votes to pass it by the end of the week, on Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shelved the bill until after the ...and more »

Medicaid Spending Cuts in Senate GOP Health Bill Threaten Insurers' Profits - U.S. News & World Report;

Medicaid Spending Cuts in Senate GOP Health Bill Threaten Insurers' Profits - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportMedicaid Spending Cuts in Senate GOP Health Bill Threaten Insurers' ProfitsU.S. News & World ReportA new CBO analysis shows the depth of the Senate health care legislation's Medicaid cuts over two decades. By Steve Sternberg, Senior Writer | June 30, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Medicaid Spending Cuts in ...and more »

How Bad Is the Senate Health Care Bill? - The Atlantic;

How Bad Is the Senate Health Care Bill? - The Atlantic

The AtlanticHow Bad Is the Senate Health Care Bill?The AtlanticMany Republicans in the House were convinced to vote for the American Health Care Act on the premise that the Senate would "fix the bill.” But the Senate's version “is not more compassionate.” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a senior fellow at the Center for ...and more »

The Latest: WH says Trump supports Senate health care bill - Fresno Bee;

The Latest: WH says Trump supports Senate health care bill - Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeThe Latest: WH says Trump supports Senate health care billFresno BeeThe White House says it remains "fully committed" to pushing through a health care plan in the Senate but is "looking at every possible option" to repeal and replace the Obamacare law. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President ...and more »

Viewpoints: Why Senate should go back to drawing board for health bill - MyStatesman.com;

Viewpoints: Why Senate should go back to drawing board for health bill - MyStatesman.com

MyStatesman.comViewpoints: Why Senate should go back to drawing board for health billMyStatesman.comAndrew Harnik A group of protesters rally against the Senate Republican health care bill outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Posted: 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017. Senate Republicans promised to write a different – if not better ...and more »

$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That's Much Too Little, Experts Say - New York Times;

$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That's Much Too Little, Experts Say - New York Times

New York Times$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That's Much Too Little, Experts SayNew York TimesDakota Dishman, a police officer in Huntington, W.Va., searched the belongings of a woman suspected of using heroin in April. The state is among those hard hit by the opioid crisis. Credit Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.and more »

A Mom Shared Her Health Care Bill to Show How Vital Health Insurance Is - SELF;

A Mom Shared Her Health Care Bill to Show How Vital Health Insurance Is - SELF

SELFA Mom Shared Her Health Care Bill to Show How Vital Health Insurance IsSELFThe GOP's efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been long, complicated, and incredibly contentious. In May, House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected would cause ...and more »

GOP senators want to nix August recess to pass health care bill - New York Post;

GOP senators want to nix August recess to pass health care bill - New York Post

New York PostGOP senators want to nix August recess to pass health care billNew York PostWASHINGTON – Nearly a dozen Republican senators demanded on Friday that Congress cancel its August recess if the upper chamber fails to make “meaningful progress” on health care and other issues. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...and more »

Republicans bogged down in healthcare quagmire - Financial Times;

Republicans bogged down in healthcare quagmire - Financial Times

Financial TimesRepublicans bogged down in healthcare quagmireFinancial TimesRepublican elation at seizing the levers of power this year was magnified by the story the party told itself about its leaders' talents. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, was the master legislative tactician. Paul Ryan, the speaker of the ...and more »

Republicans consider complete Obamacare appeal, even without replacement - AL.com;

Republicans consider complete Obamacare appeal, even without replacement - AL.com

AL.comRepublicans consider complete Obamacare appeal, even without replacementAL.comSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., listens to a question while speaking with the media after he and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington.and more »

Cancel August recess for Congress, group of Senate Republicans say - CBS News;

Cancel August recess for Congress, group of Senate Republicans say - CBS News

CBS NewsCancel August recess for Congress, group of Senate Republicans sayCBS NewsA group of 10 Senate Republicans are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel their scheduled August recess from Washington in order to catch up on their legislative agenda on which they're falling behind. The relatively small ...and more »

Trump urges Republicans to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later - Chicago Tribune;

Trump urges Republicans to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneTrump urges Republicans to repeal Obamacare now and replace it laterChicago TribunePresident Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. meet in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on June 6, 2017. (Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post). Alan FramAssociated Press. President Donald Trump urged divided ...and more »

The Senate GOP health-care bill inches closer to Obamacare - Hot Air

The Senate GOP health-care bill inches closer to ObamacareHot AirThe fact that Republicans are reconsidering what had been a core element of their bill underscores how far the party has moved off the promise of full repeal. Any compromise that passes the Senate—which still remains a big question mark—is now likely ...and more »

Trump urges GOP to repeal Obama law now, replace later (w/video) - Tampabay.com;

Trump urges GOP to repeal Obama law now, replace later (w/video) - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.comTrump urges GOP to repeal Obama law now, replace later (w/video)Tampabay.comWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged divided congressional Republicans on Friday to break their logjam over dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law by "immediately" repealing it and replacing it later, a formula that GOP leaders ...and more »

A new poll shows the health care bill could crush Senate Republicans - Vox;

A new poll shows the health care bill could crush Senate Republicans - Vox

VoxA new poll shows the health care bill could crush Senate RepublicansVoxThe poll numbers for Senate Republican candidates take an approximately 30-point hit when voters learn they're supporting their party's bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a poll set to be released on Friday. The poll found that, in a ...and more »

Some Republicans, including Trump, are trying to revive an Obamacare repeal plan they left for dead months ago - Business Insider;

Some Republicans, including Trump, are trying to revive an Obamacare repeal plan they left for dead months ago - Business Insider

Business InsiderSome Republicans, including Trump, are trying to revive an Obamacare repeal plan they left for dead months agoBusiness InsiderPresident Donald Trump shot off a quick tweet on Friday morning that could have serious policy ramifications for the Republican fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now ...and more »

“Repeal First, Replace Later” Is Back. Let's Remember Why That Was Stupid. - Slate Magazine (blog);

“Repeal First, Replace Later” Is Back. Let's Remember Why That Was Stupid. - Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)“Repeal First, Replace Later” Is Back. Let's Remember Why That Was Stupid.Slate Magazine (blog)Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse went on dimwit yapping show Fox & Friends Friday morning to offer a path forward for the Senate's stalled health care reform process: repeal first, replace later. “I want maximum repeal, however much repeal we can do under this ...and more »