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UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

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

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 …


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 …


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.”


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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care.


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.


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

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

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 …


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

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

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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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

Yes, Americans die earlier without health insurance

But health care advocates say


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

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 …


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 …


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 …


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

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 …