Stories tagged: AHCA
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
New Senate GOP health care bill teeters on the brink
Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” They immediately lost two …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
McConnell says limited bill needed if GOP health bill dies
A bill focused on buttressing the nation’s insurance marketplaces will be needed if the full-fledged Republican effort to repeal much of President Barack Obama’s health care law fails, Senate Majority …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Nevada’s Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday that he cannot support Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health-care bill without changes to it, becoming the fifth GOP senator to take that position …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Medicaid is biggest consumer story in ‘Obamacare’ rollback
Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.”
Wed., June 21, 2017
Stealthy Senate undermines own health care bill
The public should see the entire bill, seeing how it will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and affect one-sixth of the economy.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Despite secrecy, McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll need to …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Democrats say they’ll slow Senate work over secretive care bill
Democrats plan to slow the Senate’s work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation’s health care …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
New ad campaign to pressure five GOP senators to vote against health care overhaul
An organization that opposes the Republican effort to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act is pressuring five GOP senators not to vote for the emerging legislation …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
GOP weighs options as health bill faces hurdle on abortion
Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 11 a.m.
Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care
Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Trump holds fundraiser for congressman at his golf club
President Donald Trump is holding a major fundraiser for a Republican New Jersey congressman who helped revive the GOP push to dismantle the health care law.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps
Under the Republican health care plan now making its way through Congress, people who go without insurance for even just a couple of months could face sharply higher premiums if …
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Senators’ demands underscore McConnell’s health care problem
For Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, writing a Republican-only health care bill that can pass the Senate boils down to this question: How do you solve a problem like Dean, Lisa, …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Newly insured fret over gains made under U.S. health care law
Republican efforts to replace the law are expected to increase the number of uninsured and may derail the steady push to bring people back into the health care system, which …
Sun., May 28, 2017
Congress ignoring Medicaid’s vital role
Most of the early Senate talk has centered on pre-existing conditions, deductibles and premiums. Improving coverage is important, but senators cannot ignore Medicaid.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Senate strategy on House health care bill: That’s not ours
Senate Republicans have a plan to avoid answering questions on the House legislation to repeal large portions of the 2010 health law: to say it’s not their bill.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
GOP senators say CBO report complicates health care bill
Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Wed., May 17, 2017
Dan Heyman: My arrest as a reporter struck a chord
CHARLESTON, West Virginia – For someone like me who is constantly checking email on my phone, one odd thing about getting put in jail is how suddenly you’re almost totally …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Congressman Mike Simpson faces protesters at health care summit
Idaho’s Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson faced roughly 100 protesters while speaking at a health care conference in Boise.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Fact Check: Will health insurance premiums really keep going up?
Advocates for the House Republicans’ health-care overhaul plan frequently say or suggest that premiums would go down under the proposal. There is, in fact, a line in the Congressional Budget …
Sat., May 13, 2017
Betsy Querna Cliff: AHCA distorts insurance markets, drops protections
The simple fact is we can rewrite laws governing insurance markets, but we cannot change how insurance works.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Scrapping ‘essential benefits’ may be biggest health care change
Critics of the Republican health care plan the House passed last week mostly have focused on how it might harm Americans with pre-existing health conditions and poor and disabled people …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
GOP senators can cut Obamacare taxes or preserve coverage for millions, but probably not both
As they take up the campaign to replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans face a critical choice between cutting taxes or preserving health coverage for millions of Americans, two …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Dr. Mike Barsotti: AHCA a threat to Washington state’s children
In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Yes, Americans die earlier without health insurance
But health care advocates say
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Elegance wasn’t really the issue, Congressman Labrador
Rep. Raul Labrador and the others who are trying to do things that will worsen health care for vulnerable people will say anything to pretend they are not, Shawn Vestal …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Ed Rogers: Democrats being dishonest about AHCA
The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the House Republicans’ recently passed American Health Care Act. First, they want you to …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot
It took plenty of blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don’t expect the process to be less …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
House Republicans struggle with costs of tax overhaul
As House Republicans turn their attention toward a sweeping overhaul of the tax code, they’re struggling with two things: how much the package will cost and how much of that …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Health care dominates at highly charged Coeur d’Alene town hall with Raul Labrador
Rep. Raul Labrador defended his vote for the Republican health care law to a mostly skeptical crowd that filled the 500-capacity Lake City High School auditorium Friday evening in Coeur …