Republican Rep. David Young angered conservatives in Iowa when he initially opposed a House Republican health care bill then weeks later backed it. Independents were frustrated with the two-term congressman's … Click to Continue »
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 health care bill. In aShow More Summary
It all started with this quote given to Politico: “We’re not going back to health care. We’re in tax now. As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on health care and that’s the way it is. I’m sick of it,” Senate Finance ChairmanShow More Summary
Click here for reuse options! The biggest cost drivers are drug prices and the medical billing industrial complex. Following the Senate defeat of GOP legislation gutting Obamacare and Medicaid, the health care debate appears to heading into silos reflecting America’s political schisms. Show More Summary
The Interior Department's internal watchdog is examining phone calls to Alaska's Republican senators from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking support for the GOP health care bill. Deputy Inspector General Mary … Click to Continue ...
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee) says he's mended fences with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski after a widely reported dispute over Murkowski's vote to oppose the GOP health care bill. Zinke … Click to Continue »
The GOP’s plans to use the budget process for health care and tax legislation are already half-ruined. The worst could be yet to come.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has recalled the tense moment that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Politicians using kids to improve their image is nothing new, but the White House's current technique is gross. In an attempt to shine a positive light on Trump after weeks of controversy — the failed GOP health care bills, Anthony Scaramucci's...Show More Summary
John McCain is enjoying high levels of approval from many voters — just not those in his own party. 'No, stop for a second!': Trump budget chief gets in fiery exchange with CNN's Chris Cuomo over critical Obamacare payments "It was like...Show More Summary
By Bill Moyers / Moyers and Company Watching as yet another GOP effort to take away health care coverage from millions crashed and burned, I thought back to a different turn of events that took place 52 years ago under President Lyndon B. Johnson [pictured].
Yes, our health system is broken, but broken systems can be fixed—not easily, but they can be fixed. Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP’s zealots drove their clown car into a brick wall and...Show More Summary
"We’re just tweaking the final points of the bill and we’re figuring out how we can mount a national campaign to bring people together,” Sanders said Sunday.
Raw Story reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said over the weekend that Republicans would “stick the landing” on a major tax reform bill after failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. “It is...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back against the Senate's Republican leader for saying "it's time to move on" from health care. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says: "In the White House's view, they can't moveShow More Summary
WASHINGTON John McCain seemed poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis.
In a dramatic and unexpected turn of events, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cast the decisive vote against the Senate health care bill after midnight Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 pathway forward on an issue...Show More Summary