Bear with me for a bit. Here’s a description of a provision that was in the Senate health care bill that failed in July: The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), includes a provision to create new association health plan options for small employers […]
The Senate on Wednesday finally voted down its comprehensive plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, by a vote of 57 to 43. But that is not the end of that. Republican leaders now plan to pass a different,...Show More Summary
Just hours after the Senate voted to have an open debate on health care reform, the latest repeal and replace bill that was drafted, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act, was shot down late Tuesday night.
Hours after narrowly voting to begin debating repeal of significant portions of Obamacare, the Senate voted down a Republican-backed overhaul of the health care system Tuesday night. The Better Care Reconciliation Act, with amendments by Sen. Show More Summary
The Senate just introduced a new version of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The newest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act — which Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon nicknamed "Trumpcare 3.0" — reinserts an amendment that...Show More Summary
Even more key provisions of Senate Republicans' Better Care Reconciliation Act could be subjected to an obscure rule that puts the bill in peril. The Senate parliamentarian said Tuesday that two other parts of the Republican legislation would require 60 votes to advance. Show More Summary
As an American internist and expatriate in the Netherlands, I still follow the unfolding U.S. health care drama. Critics of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) are numerous, including doctors, patients, policy experts, and the former top U.S. health administrator — even President Barack Obama. The Dutch and other developed nations must be wondering (again), […]
The Senate parliamentarian has determined that the sections of the Better Care Reconciliation Act that defund Planned Parenthood and prevent tax credits from funding abortion are subject to a 60-vote threshold. As a result, unless 60...Show More Summary
Republicans trying to get the Better Care Reconciliation Act passed through the Senate could have their plans thwarted by the chamber's rules. The Senate parliamentarian said Friday that major provisions of the Republican legislation...Show More Summary
The Congressional Budget Office released their score of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). It does not include the Cruz amendment. There is not a whole lot of difference since the last score as there are not many large changes on the coverage side. I just want to pull out a few things. The […]
Another day, another CBO score for another version of the GOP's healthcare bill. This time, the agency estimates that McConnell's "Better Care Reconciliation Act" legislation would lower the federal budget deficit by $420 billion over...Show More Summary
Republicans in the Senate just released another update to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their plan to overhaul the US healthcare system. Noticeably absent from this round bill is an amendment that was added just a week ago from Sen. Show More Summary
GOP leadership’s decision to scrap the Better Care Reconciliation Act killed a proposal for $45 billion in funding for opioid addiction. Will it return later? No one seems to know.
By JOHN IRVINE Is Trumpcare Dead? Was it ever really alive? Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran said yesterday that they would not vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, effectively killing the legislation. As anybody who has been following this story would have predicted, President Trump reacted publicly on Twitter on Tuesday morning, vowing
Business Insider reports: Kansas senator Jerry Moran has been hounded by reporters since announcing Monday night that he wouldn’t vote for the Republican healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. When confronted by reporters...Show More Summary
Kansas senator Jerry Moran has been hounded by reporters since announcing Monday night that he wouldn't vote for the Republican healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. When confronted by reporters on Tuesday on Capitol Hill,...Show More Summary
"All politics is local," and that's what defeated the BCRA.
Once again, it appears that the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare is dead for now. The Better Care Reconciliation Act lost the support of two more Republican senators on Monday night, effectively crushing the bill'sShow More Summary
A fallback Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act before working on its replacement may already be dead. After enough Republican senators opposed the Better Care Reconciliation Act Monday to keep it from moving ahead, President Trump urged lawmakers to just repeal Obamacare and then work on a replacement law. But that Plan B…
Vice President Pence recently spoke at the National Governors Association meeting in Providence, R.I., and made several questionable claims about the Senate GOP health-care proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). When he...Show More Summary