The Republicans Have Three Health Care Bills And No Clear Paths Forward

It has been a very confusing week in federal health care policy. Early in the week, the Senate abruptly abandoned an effort to pass a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act after four senators said they wouldn’t support it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell then said he would push to […]

Gov. Brian Sandoval: ‘Great concern’ over new Senate GOP health care bill

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A town hall in Kansas shows Republican struggles with health-care bill

PALCO, Kan. — At his first town hall meeting since coming out against the Senate Republicans’ health-care bill, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) wanted to make himself clear. He didn’t want legislation jammed through on a party-line vote, but he would “not necessarily” vote against it. He’d met people who “tell me they are better off” […]

The health care vote is delayed. Does that help or hurt its chances?

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American adults without health insurance rises by 2 million

As Congress returns to continue a debate over Republican proposals to roll back much of the Affordable Care Act, there’s some sign that coverage gains from the law are starting to erode.  The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published […]

Google DeepMind patient data deal with UK health service illegal, watchdog says

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Senate Republicans Unveil New Health Bill, but Divisions Remain

But more moderate members were upset by cuts to Medicaid, the health program for low-income people. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia and a moderate voice, expressed “serious concerns about the Medicaid provisions” in the latest draft, and Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, expressed similar concern. Interactive Graphic Where Every Senator Stands […]

How the Senate health bill became ‘Obamacare lite’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell famously promised to rip out Obamacare “root and branch,” a sentiment echoed by Republicans on the campaign trail for seven years. But Obamacare is proving harder to eradicate than kudzu, and Republicans may be stuck with major parts of Barack Obama’s legacy. Story Continued Below The current Senate repeal bill […]

Trump Nominates Indiana Health Commissioner as Surgeon General

Dr. Adams also said he believed exchanges were “not a panacea,” and their value should not be overstated. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “It’s only going to work if it allows us to connect people to the resources they need to get clean, to get off drugs and get their infectious diseases appropriately diagnosed […]

Which Party Was More Secretive in Working on Its Health Care Plan?

“At the hearings, there are experts testifying who bring different points of view,” said Allison Hoffman, a health care policy expert and law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “You see problems that wouldn’t come up otherwise, problems that when you’re 13 men behind closed doors you may not surface on your own.” […]