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Undertaker or caretaker? Trump’s shifting health law role

With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump’s administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which he still promises to repeal and replace.

Editorial: Try bipartisan approach on health care

Remarkably, the simple truth that health care coverage is vitally important to the American people never seemed to enter into the equation. It appeared as if the stakes were merely political. Check the box and move on.

Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson speaks out on health care bill

While vigorously defending the GOP House-passed health care bill, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson told the Idaho Healthcare Summit today that he wouldn’t have voted for it if that was what would have actually become law.

Republican who revived health bill faces onslaught of anger

A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at a town hall in a heavily Democratic part of his district.

AHCA ‘victory’ was nothing to celebrate

The first Congressional Budget Office score should’ve been the end of it. Instead, Republicans recovered their own fumble, quick-kicked and called it a victory.

Shawn Reed: Don’t roll back progress on health care

The AHCA would mean we roll back the clock to patients relying on the ER – the one place they cannot be turned away – when the management of a chronic condition becomes so costly and unbearable they no longer can put it off.

GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits

Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that people already sick won’t be able to get affordable insurance.