Senate Republicans Still Working on Health Bill

Republican senators are still working through some ideological disagreements before releasing their bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The details of the draft bill are being closely held, particularly until leaders have cost estimates for various provisions from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to have the Senate… Read more »

McConnell Slow-Walks Health Bill in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is tempering expectations for passing an Obamacare replacement bill in the Senate any time soon. “This is a really tough issue,” McConnell told Bloomberg News. “You all covered extensively the difficulty of getting a bill out of the House. It won’t be any easier getting it out of the Senate.”… Read more »

Senate Leaders Drafting Their Own Health Bill

Less than a week after House Republicans journeyed to the White House to celebrate passing the GOP health bill, Senate leaders are working behind closed doors on a substantially different package. Republican senators said they are eyeing major changes to the bill that House members are defending during their one-week recess this week. Republicans hold… Read more »

House GOP Plans Health Care Vote Today

House leaders now believe they have the votes to pass the GOP health care bill later today after agreeing to add a provision to give states an additional $8 billion in funding to help cover insurance costs for sick people and those with pre-existing conditions. “We have enough votes,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy… Read more »