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UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is repealing 2015 rules banning baptisms of LGBT parents

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules unveiled in 2015 that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and made gay marriage a sin worthy …

County prosecutor calls for repeal of state’s death penalty

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is urging lawmakers to repeal the state’s death penalty.

Outside View: Estate tax repeal hides behind tractor

Most fortunes are amassed, like Trump’s personal fortune, in investment holdings, 55 percent of which were capital gains and never subject to tax.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband …

Trump signs GOP repeal of consumer banking rule

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the repeal of a banking rule that would have allowed consumers to join together to sue their bank or credit card company to resolve …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Effort to repeal new Oregon gun law fails

An effort to repeal a new Oregon law that enables a court to order confiscation of a gun belonging to a person deemed at risk of suicide or hurting others …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican …

McCain to oppose Obamacare repeal, possibly dooming GOP effort

Sen. John McCain said Friday he’ll vote against the GOP-only Obamacare repeal proposal, becoming the second Republican to oppose the measure and possibly dooming the ability of party leaders to …

Obama: GOP’s efforts to repeal health care ‘aggravating’

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called repeated Republican efforts to repeal his signature health care law “aggravating” as he urged people not to be discouraged by unsteady progress as …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017

GOP ability to dismantle health law expires at month’s end

Senate Republicans will soon run out of time to rely on the barest of their majority to dismantle the Obama health law.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Poll: Most say time to stop trying to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective. That’s the resounding word from …

Froma Harrop: ‘Dunkirk’ led to national health care

Churchill understood that the shared suffering demanded a new social compact. The rewards of peacetime also had to be shared.

Goodman and Moynihan: Resistance to ACA repeal rolls on

The effort to kill Obamacare is not complete. Expect vigorous protests throughout August, led by the activists of ADAPT and their allies.

UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017

Welcome back, Congress. Health care, budget await lawmakers

Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their …

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017

Trump makes push on health bill; repeal-only vote an option

President Donald Trump is making a weekend push to get a Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law “across the finish line,” Trump’s …

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

440k Oregonians may lose health care under Obamacare repeal

State health officials say 440,000 Oregon residents could lose health care under the U.S. Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially causing the state’s uninsured rate to triple …

UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Two decades ago, Washington state GOP repealed and replaced health care and it didn’t end well

Republicans in the state of Washington didn’t wait long in the spring of 1995 to fulfill their pledge to roll back a sweeping law expanding health coverage in the state.

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 …

Stop the politics, work on health care

Trying to debate the ever-shifting plan is a fool’s errand, because the sole goal appears to be political survival.

GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal

President Donald Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to …

UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017

Amid disarray, Simpson says: ‘I don’t see us coming back to the health care issue’

With Republicans in disarray over a proposed repeal of Obamacare, Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson offered his take on Friday, saying that “legislating is never a pretty process.”

AHCA is ill-considered; start over

This bill introduces unnecessary disarray, not only in the individual insurance market, but with Medicaid and Medicare.

UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

Take time to evaluate health care plan

What’s the rush? Health care policy is complicated. Even some Republicans are wondering why the bill can’t be “scored” by CBO, before they consider it.

Dana Milbank: GOP downgrades health care ‘disaster’

For seven years, ACA opponents vowed to make its repeal their top concern. Now they have unfettered control of the government and they aren’t even talking about repealing.

Republicans’ repeal mantra for Obamacare may have a new slogan: Repair

Republicans who have been promising their constituents for years that they would repeal President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care plan are now offering a less drastic approach: Repair it.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal ‘Obamacare’

The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans …

GOP hesitancy grows on health law repeal without substitute

Growing numbers of Republicans showed discomfort Monday over obliterating President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without having a replacement to show voters. Hoping to capitalize on the jitters, Democrats staged …

Froma Harrop: Blue states can handle Obamacare repeal

Should Obamacare go down, states could replace it with a Romneycare-like plan or something more along the lines of single-payer. And the blue states would have more money to do …

Ramesh Ponnuru: Full ACA repeal lacks support

What Republicans have not faced is that they don’t have the votes to repeal Obamacare. Calling a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare’s central provisions “repeal” is no escape from that …

Trump says he may keep parts of Obamacare after promising to repeal and replace it

President-elect Donald Trump signaled a willingness Friday not to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act, saying in an interview that he would keep several popular provisions.