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

Christy Ford Chapin receives funding from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland College Park, the Harvard Business School, and the Library of Congress. Partners. University of Maryland, Baltimore County provides funding as a member of ...and more »

Senate Republicans delay vote on health bill amid revolt - The Times of Israel

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), Republican of Kentucky, speaks about the Senate Republican's healthcare bill alongside US Senator John Thune (L), Republican of South Dakota, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 27, 2017. (AFP/ SAUL ...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 »

The Senate health care bill will block more from buying insurance - STAT

epublican-led health reform, declared dead at least twice this year, has arisen once again and could very well pass after July 4. Long cloaked in secrecy, the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act 1 was made public last Thursday. The act offers ...and more »

Here are the 4 reasons McConnell couldn't get the Senate to replace Obamacare — yet - Washington Post

With the news today that Senate Republicans are likely to give up their quest to repeal and/or replace Obamacare, we are re-posting our analysis, originally published on June 28. Despite GOP efforts to revamp their plan, the underlying dynamics and ...and more »

The Senate health care bill would make one of America's deadliest public health crises worse - Vox

Asked on CNN last month about why the Senate health care bill to replace Obamacare (the Better Care Reconciliation Act) would do “nothing” to address the opioid epidemic, the White House senior counselor shot back: “That's not true, and that is not ...and more »

This is why so many Republicans are ready to ignore public opinion on health care - Washington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and the GOP leadership are scrambling this week to corral 50 out of 52 Republican votes for an historically unpopular health-care bill. Why did so many House Republicans already vote for a bill that large ...and more »

Senate Republicans aim for new healthcare bill by Friday, but skeptics remain - Los Angeles Times

Senate Republicans reconvened behind closed doors Wednesday trying to break the impasse on their healthcare overhaul but emerged with no apparent strategy for resolving differences by an end-of-week deadline. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of ...and more »

From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions - NPR

Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor. That's the shorthand explanation. But Medicaid is so much more than that — which is why it has become the focal point of the battle in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care ...and more »

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

To borrow an observation, health care is complex. Central to our health outcomes is access to care. One type of access – financial access – is the type that the Affordable Care Act expanded for millions of Americans. That is what's primarily at stake ...and more »