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

GOP Lawmakers Struggle to Unite on Health Bill

Last-minute discussion showed signs of rallying conservatives while driving away more centrist lawmakers before House vote THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Kristina Peterson, Siobhan Hughes and Natalie Andrews Updated March 22, 2017 10:42 p.m. ET The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, backed by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, remained… Read More

House Republicans, Deeply Divided, Face Painful Choice on Health Vote

THE NEW YORK TIMES By JENNIFER STEIN HAUERMARCH 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — For the House Republicans who have never served under a Republican president — roughly two-thirds of them — the vote scheduled for Thursday on a measure to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law is a legislative fantasia, the culmination of seven years… Read More

Republicans can’t stop feuding over Obamacare

GOP divisions are raising doubts that the party can meet an early-April deadline to pass legislation. POLITICO By Burgess Everett and Rachael Bade 03/14/17 The scathing nonpartisan analysis of Republicans’ Obamacare repeal plan is hardening GOP divisions and raising doubts about whether the party in Congress can meet a self-imposed deadline to pass legislation by… Read More