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

Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR JUNE 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026. Two Republicans, Senators… Read More

Senate GOP Health Bill Would End ACA Penalties, Cut Taxes on High Incomes

The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson and Louise Radnofsky Updated June 22, 2017 5:53 pm ET WASHINGTON—Senate Republican leaders released a proposal Thursday that would undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act and transform a large part of the American health-care system by changing and cutting the funding for the Medicaid… Read More

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JUNE 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who for seven years have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to make deep cuts in Medicaid and end the law’s mandate that most… Read More

House of Representatives Passes AHCA, Sends to Senate for Consideration

NAHU Washington Update – 05/05/2017 House Republicans scored a major legislative victory yesterday when they narrowly passed H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) reconciliation bill to repeal and replace portions of the ACA, by a vote of 217-213 with 20 Republicans voting against. The bill could only afford to lose 22 Republican votes,… Read More

House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

THE NEW YORK TIMES By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR MAY 4, 2017 WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering their promise to reshape American health care… Read More