GOP House leaders say health bill tweak shows progress, but larger divisions remain

The WASHINGTON POST By Paige Winfield Cunningham, Juliet Eilperin and Mike DeBonis April 6 at 6:00 PM House Republican leaders presented a tweak to their stalled health-care bill Thursday after Vice President Pence pressured them to show progress toward passing the bill before lawmakers leave for a two-week recess. On Thursday morning, House Speaker Paul… Read More

Trying to Revive Health Bill, G.O.P. Adds $15 Billion for Sickest Americans

THE NEW YORK TIMES By ROBERT PEAR APRIL 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — Under intense pressure from President Trump, House Republicans took a small step Thursday to revive legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, adding a $15 billion fund to help insurers pay claims for their sickest customers. Speaker Paul D. Ryan orchestrated a broad… Read More

House Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act Is Postponed, Despite Trump’s Effort

THE NEW YORK TIMES By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN MARCH 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders postponed a planned vote Thursday in the full House on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act as President Trump and his allies struggled to round up votes amid a tide of defections from… Read More

Trump’s First Legislative Effort Fails as G.O.P. Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

THE NEW YORK TIMES By ROBERT PEAR, JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, JENNIFER STEINHAUER and THOMAS KAPLAN MARCH 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President… Read More

Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

THE WASHINGTON POST By Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar?|?AP March 23 at 3:46 PM WASHINGTON — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came… Read More