HBO host Bill Maher tore into the Senate Republican’s proposed replacement for Obamacare on Friday night, saying it resembled less a cure for America’s health care crisis and “more like a manifesto from the Zodiac Killer.” ‘Health care bill?” he exclaimed....
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has attacked the Senate health care bill, warning the Republican Party that if Congress passes the bill, the GOP would become the “death party.” The former secretary of state made...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure...Show More Summary
A total of five Republican senators are now opposed to the proposed GOP health bill. It would take only three defections to Democrats opposing the bill to sink the measure. … Click to Continue »
Bill Maher was an equal opportunity political offender during Friday night’s monologue on “Real Time.” Between the Republicans’ secret health care bill and the “losing” Democrats, no one was safe from his savage burns. Maher dug right...Show More Summary
Despite repeated campaign promises not to cut Medcaid, Trump supports the Senate health care bill, which one GOP senator said cuts health care for "tens of...
FULLERTON – The state Treasurer is backing studies that project a loss of 209,000 California jobs if the Senate GOP version of Obamacare replacement is signed into law. John Chiang, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate traveling the state, said the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as proposed in the draft bill released Thursday, would put 9 percent of jobs in […]
Republican senators rolled out their much-anticipated health care bill Thursday after weeks of secrecy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.
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After weeks of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday released their much-anticipated proposal to repeal Obamacare, unveiling a plan that would cut Medicaid and reduce penalties for not buying insurance. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House plan would result in 23 million fewer people covered than under current law. Show More Summary
The text of the Senate's 142-page Obamacare repeal bill had been public for just a few hours Thursday when the nation's most influential private citizen weighed in - Barack Obama. … Click to Continue »
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that “he cannot support Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health-care bill without changes to it, becoming the fifth GOP senator to take that position since the bill was released,” the Washington Post reports. “Heller, who [...]
The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT): 8:45 p.m. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama … Click to Continue »
The House and Senate health care bills are overflowing with proposals that will strip Americans of access to quality, affordable health care. But perhaps the cruelest part is what they do to children — the most vulnerable and powerless among us. Children can’t show up at the ballot box to protect their health and so it truly is up to the rest of us.
The Senate Republican health care bill, announced today, contains the language letting insurers raise premiums by 66% on people age 50 to 64. (At age 65 you can go on Medicare.) I have action steps you can take at the bottom of this story. This is the same language contained in the House Republican health care […]
First, my initial thoughts, as rendered on Twitter. I know folks who'll likely die if this GOP health plan passes. But I guess the big tax cut I'll get out of it is supposed to make that okay. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) June 22, 2017 I'd rather keep paying those taxes and help keep my […]
Last week, behind closed doors, Donald Trump apparently called the House health care bill mean. Unlike pretty much everything else the president has done since taking office, this description played to great popular acclaim. The word...Show More Summary
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