Republican push to end Obamacare collapses in U S Senate

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The BCRA Health Care Bill Is Dead, Obamacare Will Likely Stay

- elitedaily.com
18 Jul 2017
The House of Representatives passed their version of the health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a hope and a prayer (and a scant four votes) before sending it to the Senate, where it was completely rehauled. The BCRA, the Senate version of the bill, had its vote canceled several times due to lack of support, most recently due to Arizona Senator John ...

Trump responds after Senate GOP health care bill collapses

18 Jul 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 17, 2017. The Senate has been forced to put the republican's health care bill on hold for as much as two weeks until Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., can return from surgery. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
- krmg.com

Republican Health Care Bill Falls Short, Dealing Blow To Trump Agenda

- fm.kuac.org
18 Jul 2017
After seven years of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican efforts at passing a health care bill on their own may have ended Monday night as the bill working its way through the Senate was effectively blocked. Two more GOP senators - Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas - came out in opposition to the bill, which means it cannot get enough support ...

US Republicans divided after 2nd Trump health care bill collapses

18 Jul 2017
WASHINGTON: Republicans in the US Congress were in chaos over health care legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for an outright repeal of Obamacare and others seeking a change in direction toward bipartisanship.
- arabnews.com

D?llar falls after Senate Republicans aband?n bill t? replace Obamacare

- usanewsguide.com
18 Jul 2017
Senate lawmakers will instead vote in th? coming da?s ?n a bill t? unravel most ?f th? ACA, popularl? known as "Obamacare," ?nd the? look likel? t? leave an? replacement t? a later date. Th? failure ?f th? health care plan is seen as raising fresh doubts about President Donald Trump 's abilit? t? push through his pro-growth agenda.

Care Bill Is at a Tipping Point

18 Jul 2017
Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas conceded to Politico that the Republican leadership doesn't yet have the votes needed to pass the bill. But, he added, "we're making good progress" and "we're not through yet." The latest version of the bill has yet to be evaluated by the C.B.O., whose score will certainly have an impact on the vote count, but leadership plans to bring ...
- vanityfair.com

Threatening note' found at Sen Dean Heller's Nevada office after break The Washington

- washingtonpost.com
18 Jul 2017
Two Republican senators -- Susan Collins (Maine) and Rand Paul (Ky.) -- have publicly said they continue to oppose the GOP's health-care bill. Just one more no vote from a Republican senator would mean the bill would not have the 50 votes it needs to pass.

Trump Tweets After GOP Health Care Bill Implodes

18 Jul 2017
The decision from Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran to reject the bill means that it currently does not have enough votes to pass. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the Senate's August recess to get the bill through, though he now plans to hold a vote in order to revive a 2015 bill that would repeal Obamacare with a two-year delay.
- mediaite.com

Here's How to Save Obamacare

- motherjones.com
18 Jul 2017
This is where it gets complicated. Senate rules don't permit a filibuster of budget bills. Anything that significantly affects spending or taxing is subject to a procedure called reconciliation , which allows passage by a simple majority. Thus, the health insurance subsidies and the new taxes in Obamacare could be eliminated via reconciliation because they affect the ...

Sanders 'delighted' by failure of GOP health plan

18 Jul 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell GOP reeling after healthcare collapse McConnell: Senate will try to repeal ObamaCare with delayed replacement Sanders 'delighted' by failure of GOP health plan MORE (R-Ky.) over the weekend delayed an expected vote on the legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare while lawmakers waited for Sen. John McCain John ...
- thehill.com

How can Mike Pence get away with outrageous lies about the health care bill

- salon.com
18 Jul 2017
None of that is true. None of it. The Congress Ional 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 ...

What Will They Do Now? O'care Repeal Bill Gives Moderates Nowhere To Hide

18 Jul 2017
And then there's Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who reportedly went off in a closed-door meeting with GOP leadership about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and pleaded with them to leave the program alone, but would not say publicly how she plans to vote on the bill itself. Murkowksi has previously said she can't vote for a bill that repeals Alaska's Medicaid expansion, and can't ...
- talkingpointsmemo.com

McConnell Abandons Obamacare Repeal and Replace Effort

- rollcall.com
18 Jul 2017
Updated July 18, 2017, 12:14 a.m. | Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the plug late Monday on the Republican effort to overhaul the U.S. health insurance system and pledged the chamber will now focus on only dismantling the 2010 health care law.

McConnell admits Obamacare repeal defeat after losing GOP support

18 Jul 2017
McConnell said the Senate will vote on a health care policy regardless of this week's setbacks, and approve a version of the House bill equipped with an amendment already supported by the Senate -- and later vetoed by former President Barack Obama in January 2016.
- nydailynews.com

GOP senator accuses McConnell of 'breach of trust' on health bill

- politico.com
18 Jul 2017
Four days ago, Sen. Ron Johnson's opposition to the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill melted away and he said he would vote to open debate on the bill. But over the weekend, Johnson said he discovered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had committed a "breach of trust."

Opponents of GOP Health Care Bill Use Delay to Increase Their Efforts

18 Jul 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had planned for a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act this week but was forced to delay it after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., underwent surgery for the removal of a blot clot near his brain over the weekend. McCain is unable to return to Washington while he recovers and, with two GOP senators already opposed to the bill, Senate ...
- nbcnews.com

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

- digital.vpr.net
18 Jul 2017
The non-partisan Congress Ional 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.

Mitch McConnell's Republican Senate & Obamacare Repeal

18 Jul 2017
Mitch McConnell spent the July 4 congressional recess committing malpractice as Senate majority leader. As Republican senators back home coped with hostile town-hall meetings and furious protests over GOP efforts to scrap Obamacare, McConnell hurled his entire conference beneath the bus by speculating that Obamacare repeal could fail.
- nationalreview.com

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

- townhall.com
18 Jul 2017
In summary, when the moment arrives, no Republican should block a motion to proceed. And every Republican should weigh the finalized legislation on the basis of whether it's better or worse than Obamacare. One significant factor in reaching a conclusion on that question is the health insurance industry's top lobbying group coming out guns blazing against all versions of ...

Trump blasts Congress over failure of GOP health care bill

18 Jul 2017
Now, McConnell said, the Senate would vote on a measure the GOP-run Congress approved in 2015, only to be vetoed by Obama -- a bill repealing much of Obama's statute, with a two-year delay designed to give lawmakers time to enact a replacement. Trump embraced that idea last month after an initial version of McConnell's bill collapsed due under Republican divisions, and did ...
- ksnt.com

More GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill, Killing

- kstp.mn
18 Jul 2017
"This second failure of Trumpcare is proof positive that the core of this bill is unworkable," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. "Rather than repeating the same failed, partisan process yet again, Republicans should start from scratch and work with Democrats on a bill that lowers premiums, provides long term stability to the markets and improves our ...

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

18 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 ...
- mediamatters.org

Senate Health Bill Still Short On 'Yays' But Leaders Vow Vote

- khn.org
18 Jul 2017
"Virtually every Republican in this body has supported the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare more or less since the day it was signed into law," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said on the floor. "This legislation, while far from perfect, would fulfill the vast majority of those promises."

Senate Republicans' 'repeal and delay' strategy for Obamacare already one vote from defeat

18 Jul 2017
Upon realizing they would not have the votes to move forward soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced he would take up a House health bill that passed the lower chamber in May, but with the first amendment being a 2015 repeal bill that provided a two-year delay to come up with an alternate plan.
- washingtonexaminer.com

As Senate Bill Dies, President Trump, Mitch McConnell Call for Clean Repeal of Obamacare Now, Replacement

- breitbart.com
18 Jul 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan similarly failed multiple times to pass his own version of the Senate bill for months, and it was only after he left Washington for Europe and Hollywood that Republican rank-and-file House members from the House Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group were able, outside the purview of Ryan, negotiate their own fix to pass the bill through the House.

A Republican Party at war with itself hits the wall on health care

18 Jul 2017
PM Update: A few slow-moving thunderstorms into evening; turning even hotter Wednesday A Republican Party at war with itself hits the wall on health care Move Over Gen X: Millennial Families Are Traveling Now More Than Ever McConnell's health-care Hail Mary Bodies found in a melting Swiss glacier might have been buried since 1942 The first half of 2017 was the planet's ...
- firenewsfeed.com

Flipboard on Flipboard

- flipboard.com
18 Jul 2017
First, Republicans understand that the Obama administration didn't do enough to educate the public on how health care works or the benefits of the ACA. Health care, as Trump once said, is complicated -- though almost everyone except the president already knew that. Consequently, for its first several years, few Americans understood the full scope of Obamacare, allowing the ...

Republican ACA Repeal Bill Would Unravel the Market Even Before It Goes into Effect

18 Jul 2017
Last year, both the Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA; the bill was subsequently vetoed by President Barack Obama.1 Unlike previous repeal attempts, this bill was able to reach the president's desk thanks to the budget reconciliation process, which allowed it to bypass a Senate filibuster.
- americanprogress.org

Senate Will Vote on 'Obamacare' Repeal After GOP Reform Plan Dies

- nbcphiladelphia.com
18 Jul 2017
Earlier this month, Moran faced tough questions from constituents at a town hall in tiny Palco, Kansas, about the impact of the GOP bill. About 150 people tried to squeeze into a community center room and many applauded his opposition to the initial health care bill. The session underscored the evolving position of many Americans to government-run health care, with loud ...

Republican Push to Overhaul or Repeal Healthcare Law Collapses in Senate

18 Jul 2017
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C), Republican of Kentucky, speaks alongside Republican Senate leadership to the press about the vote for Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court, at the US Capitol in Washington on April 4, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
- theepochtimes.com

McConnell calls for Obamacare repeal vote after replacement plan fails

- abcnews.go.com
18 Jul 2017
Lee and Moran's simultaneous announcements delivered a apparent body blow to the bill, which would have required the support of at least 50 of the Senate's 52 Republicans. Two other Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Susan Collins (R-Me.) had already announced their opposition. Now with Lee and Moran's declaration, the bill appears to be dead on arrival.

Republican Health Care Bill Falls Short, Dealing Blow To Trump Agenda

18 Jul 2017
One such senator is John McCain, R-Ariz., who was kept from returning to Washington this week due to unexpected surgery for a blood clot, requiring GOP leaders to delay their push for the overhaul bill. In a statement late Monday, McCain said , "The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the ...
- npr.org

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

- thenation.com
18 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 ...

Health Bill Could Reduce Medicaid Services For Children With Disabilities In Kansas Schools

18 Jul 2017
In May, the House passed a bill that would curb projected growth in Medicaid spending by $830 billion over the next decade , according to estimates from the nonpartisan Congress Ional Budget Office. The Senate may soon vote on a version that slashes $770 billion .
- kcur.org

Senate plans to separate Obamacare repeal bill from replacement

- rt.com
18 Jul 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has heeded the advice of President Donald Trump as well as fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who have both called for separating the "repeal and replace" strategy of undoing Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.

Rand Paul Exposes GOP Health Care Bill as "Giant Bailout Superfund for Insurance Companies

18 Jul 2017
"I think the longer the bill is out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not a repeal, and the more that everybody is going to discover that it keeps the fundamental flaw of Obamacare." Paul said on CBS' Face The Nation.
- thefreethoughtproject.com

Trump Says "Let ObamaCare Fail" As Senate GOP Lack Votes For Repeal

- zerohedge.com
18 Jul 2017
Well that did not take long. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's new proposal to simply repeal Obamacare is already dead after GOP Senators Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito and Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday they'll oppose a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

The Senate health care plan is a disaster for gig economy workers

18 Jul 2017
Under Obamacare, states that opted into the Medicaid expansion covered people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line ($16,500). The Senate plan would kill the expansion, lowering it back down to 100 percent ($12,060) and capping federal funds based on a state's population.
- viralplexus.com

With Stand Against Health Bill, Republican Mike Lee Hews True to Form

- wsj.com
18 Jul 2017
WASHINGTON--Sen. Mike Lee is known around the Capitol for keeping a low profile. When he joined fellow Republican Sen. Jerry Moran on Monday in torpedoing for now a GOP health bill, Mr. Lee reminded his colleagues that he was willing to press high-profile fights on principle at the risk of unsettling party leaders.

What happens if Congress fails to repeal Obamacare

18 Jul 2017
Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both Republicans, introduced a bill earlier this year that would allow those with no Obamacare options in 2018 to use their federal premium subsidies to buy policies outside the exchanges. Also, it would waive the individual mandate for those in this situation.
- money.cnn.com
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