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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 »

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 truth about the Republicans' plan for Medicaid spending - CNNMoney

Trump administration officials and Republican lawmakers say that Congress is not cutting Medicaid, just slowing its growth rate to strengthen the program. Health Secretary Tom Price told CNN this week: "The fact of the matter is the Medicaid proposal ...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 »

Senate Republican health bill: Pay more, get less - CNNMoney

Need to see a doctor? Get ready to pay more if the Senate health care bill becomes law. Republicans in the Senate say they are trying to make health care more affordable for Americans by reversing the premium hikes wrought by Obamacare. Under their ...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 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 »

Senate health care bill would mean big coverage losses in these states - CNNMoney

States that saw major coverage gains under Obamacare would suffer the biggest losses under the Senate health care bill, a new report has found. The states that did not expand Medicaid and didn't have many people enrolled in the individual market would ...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 »