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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017

Republican leaders: Senate won’t vote on Obamacare repeal

Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Washington senators: Don’t jam through new Trumpcare plan

Democratic senators from Washington call for bipartisan health care reform,


Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that’s given …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017

Five governors urge Congress to bolster Obamacare markets for 2018

Five governors – critics and backers of the Affordable Care Act – called on Congress Thursday to bolster the insurance exchanges created under the law, challenging President Donald Trump’s argument …


Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups

Affirming its disdain for “Obamacare,” the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year.


Brain tumor affected McCain’s Obamacare vote, GOP senator suggests

Sen. Ron Johnson suggested that fellow Republican Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor and the after-midnight timing of the vote were factors in the Arizona lawmaker’s decisive vote against the GOP …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Caretaker for Obamacare? Trump’s health care role may shift

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

GOP blame-a-thon over health bill crash, but no clear path

The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

Republican senators fail in bid to repeal Obamacare

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don’t have the stomach to repeal “Obamacare” when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject …


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017

McCain return doesn’t alter Northwest votes on Obamacare changes

Washington and Idaho senators welcome back John McCain, vote opposite ways on latest Senate motion for health care changes.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care …


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an …


Obamacare vote nears with key details still missing

As the Senate hurtles toward a potential vote next week to roll back the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers still don’t know what legislation they will consider or what impact …


GOP and Dems start talking about compromise health bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move next week on a measure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but, predicting failure, other senators are already talking about areas of compromise …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …


McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP’s reeling effort …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid U.S. of Obamacare

Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him …


With GOP plan dead, Washington Democrats call for bipartisan health care bill

Washington Democrats say the Senate should seek bipartisan health care fixes now that the Republican bill is apparently dead.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017

Collapse of Obamacare repeal campaign ups pressure on Republicans to work with Democrats

Congressional Republicans, their campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in shambles, face mounting pressure to work with Democrats to make fixes to the 2010 health care law …


Trump suggests Republicans will let ACA market collapse, then rewrite health law

President Trump predicted Tuesday morning that Republicans may wait for the federal insurance market to collapse and then work to broker a deal to rewrite the nation’s landmark health-care law.


Break-in reported at office of GOP senator considered swing vote in health-care bill

There was a break-in over the weekend at the Las Vegas office of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., a Republican senator who could be a critical swing vote on the GOP …


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time

Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Washington’s senators pan Trumpcare revision, Idaho’s studying it

Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Health care bill has money for Alaska, home of a GOP holdout

A provision in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rewritten health care bill appears to benefit only one state. That’s Alaska, home of one Republican holdout McConnell badly needs to keep …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

What to know about the Senate’s latest health care bill

Senate Republicans have released a revised health care bill that keeps some taxes on high-income earners and includes more funding to make insurance more affordable in hopes of winning over …


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: Tue., July 11, 2017

McConnell delays Senate’s August recess to complete work on health care bill, other issues

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that he will delay the August recess by two weeks to complete work on health care and other issues.


Senate Republicans plan to introduce a new health bill this week, vote next week

Senate leaders are rewriting their health care plan in an effort to vote on it next week, Republican Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Monday, even as some GOP senators expressing …


Trump presses Congress on health care bill: Get it done

President Donald Trump pressed Congress on Monday to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to …