No new CBO score Monday as Senate delays health care vote

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Senate Efforts at Health Care Reform

- jdsupra.com
17 Jul 2017
In early May, the House passed the baton to the Senate on the Republicans' repeal and replace efforts. The Senate was almost uniformly disdainful of the House efforts that produced the American Health Care Act ("AHCA") . Even President Trump labelled it a "mean" bill. A small group in the Senate quickly went to work conducting their legislative efforts in secrecy (from ...

Senate Health Care Bill On Life Support

17 Jul 2017
Like the House Republicans' health care bill which barely passed the House on a 217 to 213 vote on May 4, the Senate bill tinkers around the edges of the Obamacare system. The Senate measure bails out Obamacare temporarily and makes the health care system worse. Obamacare itself was designed specifically to bring about the collapse of the health care insurance system and ...
- frontpagemag.com

Chuck Todd silent as Sen John Cornyn repeatedly lies about Republican bill gutting health care

- mediamatters.org
17 Jul 2017
On July 13, Senate Republicans released a revised version of their bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act after the original version, which would have kicked 22 million Americans off of their health insurance, failed to secure enough votes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote for the revised version, planned for this week, after Sen. John McCain ...

Care Bill Is at a Tipping Point

17 Jul 2017
Despite the president's best efforts to use his bully pulpit to cajole recalcitrant lawmakers to back the unpopular Senate health-care bill, Mitch McConnell's math on securing the 50 Republican votes needed for the clumsily named Better Care Reconciliation Act was fuzzy as of Friday afternoon. After postponing a vote on the legislation before the July Fourth recess to ...
- vanityfair.com

Damning Charts That Explain The Senate GOP Health Care Bill's Impact

- talkingpointsmemo.com
17 Jul 2017
Hospital groups have come out in strong opposition to the Senate GOP health care bill, asking lawmakers to not just amend it but "go back to the drawing board." An analysis of the bill by the Commonwealth Fund provides some insight into why--showing that despite boosting disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, the bill would cause a large spike in uncompensated ...

Improved vaccination rates would fall victim to Senate health cuts

17 Jul 2017
A rollback of vaccine funding -- coupled with the Senate bill's proposed demolition of Medicaid expansion -- would make it more difficult for groups including the working poor to get vaccinations or other preventative care. And lower vaccine coverage would not be the only significant blow to public health, says Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public ...
- salon.com

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

- secure3.convio.net
17 Jul 2017
As a constituent and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I urge you to vote NO on the Senate health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). If passed, and signed into law, this legislation would harm millions of cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Bad poll numbers, vote delay & insurer opposition dog Senate healthcare bill

17 Jul 2017
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), initially expected on Monday, has been delayed without explanation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has also announced that a vote on the bill will be delayed due to the absence of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who underwent an emergency surgery to remove a blood ...
- rt.com

Foreign Relations Panel to Vote to Slash Palestinian Authority Funding

- weeklystandard.com
17 Jul 2017
The Weekly Standard 2017 Washington, DC Politics 2017-07-17 2017-07-17T12:31 2017-07-17T12:56 Foreign Relations Panel to Vote to Slash Palestinian Authority Funding A bill slashing funds that benefit the Palestinian Authority will easily pass the Senate's foreign relations panel, likely before August recess, the leaders of the committee told THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The ...

McConnell delays action on healthcare

17 Jul 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell CBO won't have Monday score for Senate healthcare bill After delay, Senate Republicans struggle not to let healthcare stall Health Secretary Price: More people will be covered under GOP bill than are currently covered MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday night that Senate consideration of legislation repealing and replacing ...
- thehill.com

Senate Will Vote on Health Care Bill After McCain Recovers From Surgery, Cornyn

- nbcnews.com
17 Jul 2017
The loss of McCain has cast the success of the Senate's health care bill in question since McConnell needs 50 votes to advance the bill. There are only 52 Republicans in the Senate, and two of them -- Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Susan Collins, R-Maine -- have already announced they won't support moving the bill forward to even begin debate on it.

White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors

17 Jul 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Trump administration is trying to get support from skeptical U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made their pitch Saturday morning during a closed-door meeting of the bipartisan National ...
- birminghamnews.net

Senate GOP exempts their own member and staff health plans from bill

- dennismichaellynch.com
17 Jul 2017
"The Senate GOP may not really want to immunize their own member and staff health plans from their health care policy changes, but because they are seeking to bring their bill to the floor under the expedited budget reconciliation process, they have little choice." -- RollCall.com

McConnell delays vote on health care while McCain recuperates from surgery

17 Jul 2017
And McCain has expressed his displeasure with the bill. On Thursday, he said in a statement: "The revised Senate health care bill released today does not include the measures I have been advocating for on behalf of the people of Arizona. That's why if the Senate takes up this legislation, I intend to file amendments that would address the concerns raised by Arizona Gov. ...
- knssradio.com

More Hurdles as Senate Again Delays Vote on GOP Health Bill

- nbcbayarea.com
17 Jul 2017
The No. 2 Senate GOP leader, John Cornyn of Texas, said he still expected the Senate to move quickly, holding a vote as soon as McCain returns. But amid growing public unease over the bill, some Republicans suggested the delay will make McConnell's task of winning enough support even harder.

McCain Surgery For Blood Clot Could Complicate Senate O'Care Repeal Vote OOYUZ

17 Jul 2017
Update: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's deferring consideration of the GOP health care measure. The Senate leader had planned action on the controversial bill next week. But Sen. John McCain announced Saturday he would be staying in Arizona following surgery for a blood clot. That put the measure in jeopardy in the closely divided Senate. PHOENIX (AP) -- ...
- ooyuz.com

All Of Vermont's Top Lawmakers Speak Out Against GOP Health Care Bill

- digital.vpr.net
17 Jul 2017
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said a previous version of the Senate bill would lead to 22 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage over a 10-year period. The new bill contains some changes, but the proposed cuts to Medicaid are still included in the U.S. Senate plan.

Marco Rubio Voting for Senate Obamacare Repeal, Better Care Reconciliation Act

17 Jul 2017
Here's what Rubio did not say in his address yesterday: There's no reason to push the bill forward unless he plans to vote for it in the end. He's not calling a massive overhaul of the BCRA's Medicaid cuts or a revamping of the new provision that lets insurers discriminate even more against sick people by charging them extra money. Other senators who are actually opposed ...
- miaminewtimes.com

More Hurdles as Senate Again Delays Vote on GOP Health Bill

- nbcphiladelphia.com
17 Jul 2017
"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill. And so at the end of the day, I don't know whether it will pass," said moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. She has made clear she would vote against the bill, citing proposed cuts to the Medicaid health program for the poor and elderly.

Mitch McConnell Slips More Kickbacks into Senate Healthcare Bill

17 Jul 2017
Mitch McConnell delayed the BCRA's vote for next week after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) needed to undergo minor surgery to remove a minor blood clot above his left eye. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) came out against the bill, which means that McCain's absence would have prevented the bill from moving through the Senate.
- breitbart.com

It's Unacceptable For Any Senate Republican to Block Healthcare Debate, Amendments, and Vote

- townhall.com
17 Jul 2017
Senate Republican leadership has delayed this week's scheduled healthcare vote, as Sen. John McCain will be out of commission while recuperating from eye surgery -- and McConnell et al can't spare a single vote. But when the Arizonan returns to Washington, a vote will be presumably be called. At the moment, it appears the bill is in danger of never actually receiving an ...

Here Are 5 Backroom Deals Inside The Latest Senate Health

17 Jul 2017
Even after the added revenue loss from additional health savings account incentives, Senate leadership could have roughly $100 billion more to spend in their revised bill draft--which of course they will. Recall too that the original Senate bill allowed for nearly $200 billion in "candy " to distribute to persuade wayward lawmakers. In both number and dollar amount, the ...
- thefederalist.com

Budget office puts off scoring of health bill

- arkansasonline.com
17 Jul 2017
WASHINGTON -- Adding to uncertainty over the fate of the Senate health care bill, the Congressional Budget Office indicated Sunday that it no longer expects to release its analysis today on the estimated cost and scope of insurance coverage under the latest GOP bill.

Will 22 Million Lose Coverage Under The Senate Health Bill? Not Even Close

17 Jul 2017
The CBO, which has become the official scorekeeper of the impact of health reform despite its miserable track record, said that the prior Senate repeal-and-replace bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2027 than if ObamaCare remained in place. Before that, it said the much different House repeal-and-replace bill would leave 23 million more without insurance. ...
- investors.com

Flipboard on Flipboard

- flipboard.com
17 Jul 2017
None of that is true. None of it. The Congressional Budget Office will hand down its verdict on the latest version of the bill sometime on Monday, but it's not expected to significantly revise the numbers revealed in previous scorings of the Republican health care legislation, either the House or Senate versions. In the June report based on the more moderate Senate ...

More Hurdles as Senate Again Delays Vote on GOP Health Bill

17 Jul 2017
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to work with his Republican colleagues to revise a bill that benefits everyone, he said on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Washington D.C. Republican leadership decided to postpone the vote on the proposed legistlation until after the July 4 recess.
- nbcsandiego.com

Economist explains impacts of Senate health plan

- news.vanderbilt.edu
17 Jul 2017
Vanderbilt University economist Andrew Goodman-Bacon , who studies the long-term effects of public safety net programs like Medicaid, gives his take on the latest Senate health care proposal called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Here are Goodman-Bacon's thoughts on the proposal:

Major insurance groups call part of health bill 'unworkable

17 Jul 2017
WASHINGTON -- Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is "unworkable in any form," delivering a blow to party leaders' efforts to win support for their legislation.
- pbs.org

Senate Majority Leader Delays Health Care Vote

- klove.com
17 Jul 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John McCain's announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years of promises.

Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare

17 Jul 2017
McConnell postponed a vote on an earlier version of the bill in June, allowing more time for negotiation. That version would have resulted in 22 million fewer Americans having health coverage over 10 years compared with current law, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
- medicinenet.com

Senate Will 'Defer' Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

- npr.org
17 Jul 2017
Two Republican senators have already announced opposition to the measure, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. With McCain away, unless one of those two senators changes their mind, Senate Republican leaders are unlikely to meet the 50-vote threshold needed to begin debate on the bill.

Defend U S Health Care

17 Jul 2017
The Better Care Reconciliation Act would strip health care from millions of the country's poorest, most vulnerable families--and your senators are considering it NOW. Sign the petition below and urge nine crucial U.S. senators to oppose this devastating bill. Then, we'll send your signatures to senators' offices immediately.
- act.pih.org

Here's What You Can Do to Help Kill the Republican 'Health

- thenation.com
17 Jul 2017
2. This Tuesday, July 18, join the KilltheBill day of action. Indivisible chapters have organized many of the health-care actions we've seen so far, and this Tuesday their entire network will be taking coordinated action against the bill. The day of action will consist of visits to local senators' offices, rallies held outside the offices, and visits and demonstrations at ...

Hundreds wary of GOP health care bill attend Doggett town hall meeting

17 Jul 2017
Austin's lone Democratic congressman was hosting his fifth town hall meeting this year at the First United Methodist Church in anticipation of a Senate vote this month on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature health care legislation. Replacing "Obamacare" has been a priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP-majority Congress.
- mystatesman.com

Senate vote on health care delayed after John McCain surgery

- abc7ny.com
17 Jul 2017
Even before Saturday night's developments, the fate of the health care legislation looked deeply uncertain in the Senate. In addition to two announced GOP "no" votes from moderate Susan Collins of Maine and conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky, there were at least a half-dozen other Republican senators who were withholding support from or expressing reservations about the ...

At rural Pa hospitals, a tense wait as Congress weighs funding changes

17 Jul 2017
The Republican proposals to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act have at times seemed to change by the hour. Late last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said he hoped to bring the latest plan to a vote this week, but it was unclear if it had support to pass. One controversial provision would roll back the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare -- a ...
- philly.com

CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill

- bostonglobe.com
17 Jul 2017
The CBO's announcement comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was delaying a highly anticipated Senate vote this coming week on the bill, after Sen. John McCain's disclosed that he had undergone surgery. Doctors had advised McCain to recover in Arizona this week.

US Health Care Overhaul Remains in Doubt with Key Vote Delayed

17 Jul 2017
Senate Republicans need 50 votes to clear the procedural hurdle, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if needed. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, but two senators - Rand Paul of Kentucky and Collins - have already said they will oppose starting debate on the proposal.
- tucsonpost.com

Obamacare repeal bill plunges into new uncertainty

- politico.com
17 Jul 2017
The Senate may consider an extension of Food and Drug Administration user fees as well as lower level nominees while McCain is out, according to Republicans. The Senate may also try to raise the debt ceiling; Trump administration officials have urged Congress to extend the government's borrowing limit by the end of this month. A massive defense policy bill is also ...

Senate's Latest Health Blueprint Cuts Costs At The Expense Of Chronically Ill

17 Jul 2017
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- khn.org

Care bill see vote delay as an advantage

- washingtonpost.com
17 Jul 2017
The bill experienced a separate blow on Friday and Saturday at a conference of governors in Providence, R.I., where, despite an energetic lobbying campaign, Trump administration officials failed to gain support from influential Republicans such as Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R). Opposition from Sandoval and others will make it easier for undecided Republican senators from ...

Senate vote on health care delayed after McCain surgery

17 Jul 2017
ASHINGTON -- Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.
- statnews.com

GOP Senate health care bill revision teetering on edge of collapse

- yahoo.com
17 Jul 2017
"I look forward to reviewing the revised Senate health care legislation and forthcoming CBO report to determine the impact on West Virginians, but continue to have serious concerns about the Medicaid provisions," Sen. Shelley Moore Capito , R-WV, said Thursday in a statement.

McCain's surgery leaves Senate with no schedule for Obamacare repeal vote

17 Jul 2017
Two Republicans, conservative Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and centrist Sen. Susan M. Collins of Maine, have come out publicly against the health care bill. With a 52-seat majority and Democrats unanimously lined up against the legislation, Republicans cannot afford another defection.
- gopusa.com

Senate Health Bill Revised Medicare Finances Stable

- medpagetoday.com
17 Jul 2017
After more than two weeks spent reworking the bill -- known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) -- the new draft version is similar to the first, with some exceptions: some ACA taxes on wealthy individuals would remain, and insurers would be allowed to sell "skinny" plans.

Desperate McConnell resorts to Alaska bribe to save GOP health care vote

17 Jul 2017
Murkowski hasn't stated where she stands on the Republican redraft, complete with the Alaska bribe. But the bribe does nothing to address Murkowski's other publicly stated problem with the GOP health care bill: It would ban funding to Planned Parenthood for at least one year.
- shareblue.com

At New Orleans East town hall, panelists defend Medicaid expansion, oppose Senate health care bill

- bestofneworleans.com
17 Jul 2017
In the bright front room at New Orleans EaSt Louisiana Community Health Center (NOELA), a crowd of about forty people gathered July 13 for a town hall that gradually mounted a firm opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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