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

The battle begins as House Republicans release ACA repeal bill

Modern Healthcare By Harris Meyer March 6, 2017 Under pressure from conservatives and the business community, House Republicans have released a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that ditches their previous proposal to tax high-value employer health plans. The 123-page bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, was released Monday night. It… Read More

House GOP Releases Plan to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

Proposed legislation would dismantle much of Affordable Care Act, create refundable tax credit tied to age and income The Wall Street Journal By Stephanie Armour, Kristina Peterson and Michelle Hackman Updated March 7, 2017 8:04 a.m. ET House Republicans on Monday released a detailed proposal that marks their first attempt in the new Congress to… Read More