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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 »

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 »

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 »

Spinning the CBO Insurance Estimate -

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 »

The Republicans' Uncertainty Strategy - New York Times

In their ardor to undermine and abolish the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress are causing inestimable damage. Specifically, they are damaging the United States' reputation for reliability among private companies looking to do business with ...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 »

Senate Delays Health Care Vote Due to Lack of Support - TIME

The Senate will push off a vote on its health care bill until after the July 4 recess, amid mounting signs of trouble for the Obamacare repeal effort, according to senior lawmakers. The Better Care Reconciliation Act had been slated for a vote this ...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 »

$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 »

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 »