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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 »

Trump: Repeal ObamaCare now, replace it later - The Hill (blog)

President Trump on Friday said Republicans should just repeal ObamaCare and replace it later if they are unable to agree on healthcare legislation. In doing so, he appeared to offer support for an idea that conservative lawmakers, including Sen. Rand ...and more »

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 »

Breaking the Beltway Mentality: Billions in New Spending Is Not a 'Cut' - The White House (blog)

Under the healthcare bill currently being considered by the Senate, spending on Medicaid, the healthcare program that covers 75 million Americans, would increase from $393 billion this year to $464 billion in 2027—and that's adjusting for inflation ...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 »

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 »

The Health-Care Debacle Has Exposed Republicans for Who They Are - The Nation.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell at a press conference in Washington on June 27, 2017. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite). Want more independent journalism? Sign up for The Nation Daily. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out ...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 »

These Charts Show Who Wins and Loses Under the Senate's ACA Repeal Bill - Pacific Standard

A new analysis explores what would happen to silver plan premiums under the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Author: Dwyer Gunn; Publish date: Jun 27, 2017; Social count: 33. A new analysis explores what would happen to silver plan premiums under the ...and more »

How Mitch McConnell could revive the Senate health care bill - Yahoo News

Yahoo News' continuing coverage of the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare comes in the latest Health Care Declassified. We'll combine our own reporting with the best insights from around the Internet to give you the latest on the future ...and more »