Their debt-ceiling deal with President Trump cleared up a busy congressional calendar and may have removed a big hurdle for Republicans facing a September 30 deadline.
The bill would take funding from governments facing public-health crises to provide a short-term boon to a smaller number of states that have refused to expand Medicaid.
A last-minute repeal vote could come down to Senators John McCain and Lisa Murkowski, who opposed the GOP’s most recent proposal in July and are facing competing pressures from their state’s governors.
The GOP is still missing the crucial 50th Senate vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. But a looming deadline is providing new momentum, and the legislation has advanced from no-shot to long-shot.
The new Affordable Care Act replacement currently making rounds in the Senate looks different than previous efforts, but the fundamentals are still the same: fewer funds, fewer rules, and fewer people covered.
The new plan from Senator Bernie Sanders needs a tax policy not just to fund it, but to dictate how it works.
Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy introduced a bill to convert the law into a block grant for states. But the GOP has moved on, and their plan might never get a vote.
Physicians and other professionals are scrambling to contain a multitude of epidemics that might arise after the flood.
Health-care hearings next month will mark the first effort at collaboration between the two parties, even as the Republican repeal push sees one last gasp.
But only if officials at all levels of government are willing to invest in it up front.
Once the proper paperwork is drawn up, the president’s unexpected and off-the-cuff announcement will free up disaster funding for cities and states dealing with the epidemic.
Trump’s failure in health care wasn’t tactical. It was that he refused to acknowledge or redress the fundamental issues.
The president wants to let the law implode after the failure of repeal and replace, but GOP lawmakers don’t.
After the failure of the Senate Republican repeal plan, Democrats say they are ready to deal.
The failed seven-month drama over rolling back Obamacare illustrates just how far the Republican Party has drifted from constituents and good governance.
The Arizona veteran cast an unexpected vote against Mitch McConnell’s last-ditch proposal to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving the GOP once again without a way forward.
The “skinny repeal” would eliminate Obamacare’s mandates, defund Planned Parenthood, and lead to 16 million more uninsured.
Three Republicans issued an unusual demand on Thursday, saying they will only vote for Mitch McConnell’s latest proposal if they are assured it won’t become law.
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is no vulnerable GOP squish—she wields significant power over the Interior Department and once won her seat as a write-in candidate.
The Congressional Budget Office offered an estimate of Republicans’ last-ditch attempt to roll back Obamacare.