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Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal - Minneapolis Star Tribune

WASHINGTON — Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises ...and more »

CBO gives Senate health care bill a toxic score - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twice now, the Congressional Budget Office has provided a clear message to Republicans rolling out health reform legislation: The “cures” the party has proposed are far worse than the Obamacare ills the bills try to fix. Late Monday, the CBO'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 »

Poll: Only 12% of Americans support the Senate health care plan - USA TODAY

Just 12% of Americans support the Senate Republican health care plan, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, amid a roiling debate over whether the GOP will deliver on its signature promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.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 »

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 »

$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 »

Senate health bill would cut taxes for wealthy - KHQ Right Now

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 1:10 p.m.. New analysis shows that millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill.and more »

Polls show GOP health bill bleeding out - Politico

Republican efforts to craft a new health care bill just hit another roadblock: An avalanche of public polling data dropped Wednesday, showing support for the legislation is under 20 percent. That's bad enough, but it's not just the topline numbers that ...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 »