Republicans Shift to ‘Skinny’ Repeal Plan

After the Senate rejected a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday night, Senate leaders are now working to round up enough votes for a bare-bones bill to repeal the ACA’s individual and employer mandates and the medical device tax. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is aiming for a vote on Friday,… Read more »

Senate Outlook for ACA Repeal is Grim

The Senate plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell apart earlier this week, with Senate leaders unable to corral enough votes from conservative and moderate Republicans to advance their bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – who spent weeks trying to satisfy disparate voices in his own party to achieve a… Read more »

Senate Set for Health-Care Vote Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today unveiled another version of a bill to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act, though it’s not clear that this revised plan can get 50 votes by next week’s tentatively scheduled vote. The GOP health-care bill released today includes a controversial amendment offered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)… Read more »

Cruz Pushing Amendment to Senate Health Bill

Senate Republicans are considering changes to their bill to repeal Obamacare, but there isn’t a clear path yet to getting 50 votes. While lawmakers answer questions about health care back in their home states this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is waiting for scores of two different versions of the health-care bill from… Read more »

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 »