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Republican health care bills defy the party's own ideology - The Conversation US

The Senate's health care proposal made it clear that Republicans, despite their rhetoric, are not interested in market-based reform. Instead, they prefer pro-business, pro-privileged reform. With Senate Republicans planning to rewrite their bill, it's ...and more »

The GOP health care bill proves Trump doesn't care - The Diamondback

Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. When I was 11, I woke up with pain on my right side. We drove to my pediatrician, who said it was probably nothing; however, he told us to go to the emergency room just in case. After a CT scan ...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 »

President Trump's claim Medicaid spending in Senate health bill 'actually goes up' - Washington Post

“Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill — actually goes up.” — President Trump, in a tweet, June 28, 2017. The White House is defending changes to Medicaid financing in the Senate health-care overhaul bill by saying that the ...and more »

Senate GOP Delays Healthcare Vote for Sausage-making Time - The Nonprofit Quarterly

June 27, 2017; Politico. In 1869, American poet John Godfrey Saxe said, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” For Senate Republicans and the White House, work on the “Better Care Reconciliation Act ...and more »

Trumpcare Is Like Obamacare, but Even Worse - Reason

From the way Democrats are talking about Republican reforms to Obamacare, you'd think the Party of Lincoln was going house to house murdering people: Hillary Clinton tweeted that "[i]f Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party." Elizabeth ...and more »

Senate Health Bill is Penny Wise, Pound Foolish - Georgia Tech News Center

Access to care is comprised of many things: Are there facilities to get care and providers to give it? Are there excessively long waits or distances to travel to receive care? And is there an available payer for care? Financial access is not sufficient ...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 »

Toomey 'conflates two things' in latest health care claim - PolitiFact

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has made clear he supports the Senate's new health care bill, which is expected to be voted on this week. The Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday the plan would "make permanent" Medicaid expansion and ...and more »

W.Va. Sen. Capito's difficult journey to 'no' - Yahoo News

Janice Hill almost didn't get on the bus. But last week, she found herself riding along with three dozen other West Virginians on a motorcoach to the nation's capital, where she soon came face to face with one of the most elusive figures in the debate ...and more »