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Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal - Minneapolis Star Tribune

WASHINGTON — Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises ...and more »

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

Many 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 »

CBO gives Senate health care bill a toxic score - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twice now, the Congressional Budget Office has provided a clear message to Republicans rolling out health reform legislation: The “cures” the party has proposed are far worse than the Obamacare ills the bills try to fix. Late Monday, the CBO's ...and more »

Mark Sanford: Too Difficult to Repeal, Then Replace ACA - Newsmax

President Donald Trump's call to repeal Obamacare and then replace it at a later date sounds at first glance like it has "some level of political currency," but realistically, it would be difficult to pull off, Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday. "I happen ...and more »

Spinning the CBO Insurance Estimate - FactCheck.org

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate health care bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million in 2026 — a figure that both sides in the debate are distorting: Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly claims the bill ...and more »

Senate GOP healthcare plan is the next man-made disaster - The Hill (blog)

By any objective analysis, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) is an abhorrent piece of legislation. Americans want health care to be cheaper and better. Indeed, many studies show that American medicine costs far too much for what it delivers ...and more »

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

WASHINGTON — The Senate leadership's efforts to salvage the Republican health care bill have focused in part on adding $45 billion for states to spend on opioid addiction treatment. That is a big pot of money. But addiction specialists said it was ...and more »

CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill - NPR

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office weighed in on the Senate health care bill on Monday, saying that 22 million people would lose health coverage in the next 10 years under the Senate's plan. Of those, 15 million would lose Medicaid coverage.and more »

Vote Delayed as GOP Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Facing intransigent Republican opposition, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing another setback to Republicans' seven-year effort to dismantle the ...and more »

Health Bill Does Not 'Cut' Medicaid Spending, Republicans Argue - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republicans, under fire for proposing health care legislation that would reduce Medicaid funding by hundreds of billions of dollars, have embraced an old argument that taking money from a program is not a “cut.” At first glance, the new ...and more »