Senate GOP’s Fallback Plan Gains Support After Vote to Repeal Health Law Fails

Republicans pin hopes on ‘skinny repeal’ of several Affordable Care Act elements; insurers blast the proposal The Wall Street Journal By Kristina Peterson, Michelle Hackman and Stephanie Armour July 26, 2017 WASHINGTON—Senate GOP leaders picked up support Wednesday for their plan to pass a scaled-back bill to repeal a handful of elements in the current… Read More

Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Health-Care Bill With Pence Breaking Tie

Series of amendments will now be offered with final vote possible this week The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour Updated July 25, 2017 Senate Republicans on Tuesday backed a motion that allows lawmakers to launch into debate over a health-overhaul bill, a significant victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and for President Donald… Read More

Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Votes to Begin Debating Obamacare Repeal

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 25, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly voted on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, taking a pivotal step forward after the dramatic return of Senator John McCain, who cast a crucial vote despite… Read More

Senate G.O.P. Leaders Unveil Health Care Bill to Try Winning Over Skeptics

The New York Times By Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan July 13, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled a fresh proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, revising their bill to help hold down insurance costs for consumers while keeping a pair of taxes on high-income people that they had… Read More

Oscar Health to Join Humana in a Small Business Venture

The New York Times By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED JULY 12, 2017 For the last five years, Oscar Health has sought to portray itself as a new kind of health insurer, taking an approach that set it apart from its more traditional competitors. Now, Oscar plans to work with one of those rivals on… Read More

Trump Warms to Old Idea: Kill Health Law Now, and Replace It Later

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR JUNE 30, 2017 WASHINGTON — With Senate Republicans already bogged down over how to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Trump on Friday tossed in a new complication with an old idea: The Senate could repeal the health law now, then replace it later. Mr…. Read More

Vote Delayed as Republicans Struggle to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill

The New York Times By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and THOMAS KAPLAN JUNE 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — Facing intransigent Republican opposition, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, announced on Tuesday that he will delay a vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing President Trump an embarrassing setback on a key part… Read More