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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 »

$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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on healthcare bill until after July 4th recess - Los Angeles Times

Facing resistance from their own party, Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they would postpone a vote on their healthcare bill until after the July 4th recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to provide more time to make changes to the ...and more »

Senate healthcare overhaul hits trouble as Republicans hesitant to proceed to vote - Los Angeles Times

The Senate Republican healthcare bill ran into serious trouble late Monday when key GOP senators indicated they may block the Obamacare overhaul from proceeding to a vote this week. Political turmoil has been building over the bill for days. But GOP ...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 »