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The revamped Republican push for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health-care system ran into a new roadblock on Tuesday when a key lawmaker, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said he would vote against the current proposal.
The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group’s opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat.
Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities.
President Donald Trump and a top adviser on Wednesday pushed back plans to overhaul the tax code, saying they wanted to prioritize first a renewed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
A White House push to let states waive mandatory coverage and rate requirements under the Affordable Care Act could jeopardize health insurance gains for millions of adults with pre-existing medical conditions who went largely without coverage before the health law passed.
The Republican health care bill remained in shambles Thursday as House leaders threw up their hands and sent lawmakers home for a two-week recess. GOP chiefs announced a modest amendment to curb premium increases, but internal divisions still blocked their promised repeal of former President Barack Obama’s law.
Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for a quick deal among party factions moved farther out of reach.
Shortly after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled the Republican health care plan on March 6, President Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office and queried his advisers: “Is this really a good bill?” And over the next 18 days, until the bill collapsed in the House on Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat – the sharpest rebuke yet of Trump’s young presidency and his negotiating skills – the question continued to nag at the president.
Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday.
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” in place and move on to other issues if Friday’s vote fails.
Joe Biden was running a little late. The former vice president, a private citizen for the first time since the 1960s, was the special guest at a Democratic rally celebrating the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s passage. A little after 10 a.m. Wednesday, dozens of congressional Democrats walked down the steps of the House, waving miniature flags, and began the event as media and spectators (kept several yards back by police) craned their necks for a glimpse of Biden.
The GOP health care bill appears poised for failure with at least 19 Republicans committed to voting “no,” absent additional substantial changes, and several more likely to join them in opposition.
Changes to health care have to come in phases, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tells callers.
Washington’s governor and insurance commissioner say “Trumpcare” care will knock many state residents off health, but the state Senate Health Care Committee chairwoman said it’s too soon to say what the final plan will look like.
The Congressional Budget Office report that suggests 14 million people could lose health insurance under the House GOP plan “doesn’t tell the whole story,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Monday.
The House Republicans’ proposed changes to the nation’s health care system could knock 600,000 Washington residents off their current medical insurance, Gov. Jay Inslee said.
Major associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers and seniors all leveled sharp attacks against the House GOP’s plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, as some Republicans publicly questioned whether the measure can clear the House of Representatives.