Senate Braces for Health Showdown With McCain on Hand but a Plan Unclear

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS JULY 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders, keeping alive their push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, are barreling toward a showdown vote on Tuesday to begin debating a repeal of the health law. And Senator John McCain announced Monday night that he… Read More

Senate Republicans release new Obamacare repeal bill

POLITICO By Burgess Everett, Jennifer Haberkorn & Sarah Karlin-Smith July 13, 2017 Senate Republicans released a new draft of their bill to repeal Obamacare Thursday, which tentatively includes a controversial amendment from Ted Cruz. The change is aimed at building enough GOP support to open debate on the bill next week, but it’s not clear… Read More

Republicans just released a new healthcare bill — here’s what’s in it

Business Insider By: Bob Bryan July 13, 2017 Senate Republican leadership released the updated version of its healthcare bill on Thursday, but continued pushback from its own conference likely puts the legislation in the same perilous position as previous iterations. The details of the bill outline a variety of edits to the bill but indicate… 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

G.O.P. Senators Vow to Unveil Health Bill Thursday, Despite Deep Divisions

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR JULY 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders, facing their restive colleagues after the Fourth of July recess, vowed on Tuesday to press ahead with their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, with a new version of their bill on Thursday and… 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

Congress Moves to Stop I.R.S. From Enforcing Health Law Mandate

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR JULY 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — Congress is moving to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing one of the more unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The plan is separate from Republican efforts to… 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