Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Obamacare Repeal as McCain Votes No

The New York Times By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a… Read More

Mather Hospital signs letter of intent to join Northwell Health

Northwell Health Press Release 07/27/2017 PORT JEFFERSON, NY — The Board of Directors of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY has entered into a letter of intent to join Northwell Health as part of a long-term strategy to ensure advanced healthcare for Mather’s communities and the future growth of the hospital. Based… Read More

Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan

The New York Times By THOMAS KAPLAN JULY 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement, leaving Republicans still searching for a path forward to fulfill their promise of dismantling President Barack Obama’s signature health law. Seven… Read More

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 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