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Everything About This Republican Obamacare Repeal Vote Is Nuts 23.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Something extraordinary is on the cusp of taking place in Washington on Thursday. An unpopular president and a House Republican leadership team with a seemingly weak grasp of its own members’ priorities is preparing to rush through legislation that would trade 24 million people’s health coverage for a huge tax cut on wealthy households and health care corporations. This nearly friendless plan goes by the name of the American Health Care Act , a dull title that belies not only the havoc it could wreak on the health care system but the chaos it’s creating within the Republican Party , from the White House to Capitol Hill to the monied interests that fund the GOP’s agenda. The Republican health care reform bill polls poorly , has sparked protests across the country, and would have disproportionately harmful effects on the older, poorer and rural voters often credited with President Donald Trump ’s electoral victory while having disproportionately positive effects for well-off urbanites. It doesn’t solve the ...
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The Next Progressive Health Agenda 23.3.2017 American Prospect
  Erik McGregor/Sipa via AP Images Health-care justice advocates and other grassroots groups gather outside Trump Tower to protest against President Trump's pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  This is the second part of a two-part article. Part I is here . The full version appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect under the title: “The Republican Health-Care Unraveling: Resist Now, Rebound Later.” This is the “rebound” part. Subscribe here to the magazine. Even as they resist the Republican rollback of the ACA and Medicaid, Democrats should be thinking about new initiatives in health care. No doubt the next steps will depend in part on what Trump and the Republicans end up doing. In the wake of federal legislation, many of the critical decisions in the short run may move to the states. But Democrats cannot limit themselves to defensive efforts to salvage the ACA at either the federal or the state level. They need to think about a more attractive national agenda in health care that ...
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Republican Blake Farenthold On Changing His Position On GOP Health Care Bill 23.3.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.
House Set To Vote On Republican Health Care Bill 23.3.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
A vote on the Republican health care plan in the House is scheduled for Thursday. Some very conservative Republicans say they'll vote against it.
GOP Leaders Seek Votes To Pass Health Care Bill 23.3.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
President Trump and top House Republicans are working to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care bill in the countdown to a scheduled vote in the House Thursday.
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner On Gorsuch Hearing And Health Care Bill 23.3.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner spoke on behalf Judge Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Gardner about Gorsuch and the health care vote in the House.
Vulnerable Minnesotans worry as vote nears to kill Obamacare 23.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. House is set to vote Thursday on the Republicans' controversial replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Many who depend on Medicaid fear they'll lose the health care insurance critical to them and their families.
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Republican health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap 23.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else. Over the past quarter century, only one group of people has seen significant increases in income — those at the […]
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How is a ban on preexisting conditions preserved in the GOP replacement bill? 23.3.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It is not mentioned, but one of the most popular features of Obamacare is intended to be preserved by other elements in the bill.
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GOP Rep. Thomas Massie Says Trump Could Be A 'One-Term President' If Health Care Bill Passes 23.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
. @RepThomasMassie : GOP fears Trump a "one-term president" if health care bill passes, adds "we're tying to save him" https://t.co/gK2T7hl3Me — OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) March 22, 2017 A Republican lawmaker says he is trying to save President Donald Trump by voting against the White House-backed health care bill. “ We’re afraid he’s a one-term president if this passes,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) told CNN’s Kate Bolduan. “We are trying to save him.” Massie also made headlines on Wednesday for changing his vote on the  American Health Care Act  from “no” to “hell no.”  Sorry if I let you down. I'm changing my vote on #AHCA pic.twitter.com/JLUotqaO9L Earlier this week, Massie said he had received  275 phone calls from constituents who were against the bill , and only four who called to support it.  “Electorally, voting for this is bad today,” he said on CNN. “And it’s going to be really bad in two or three years when the changes start kicking in and health insurance prices start going through the ...
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Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis 23.3.2017 NPR News
Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.
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Pfizer CEO Ian Reed speaks on health care costs and reform 23.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Ian Read, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, speaks and answers questions at the National Press Club about prescription drug costs and health insurance reform.
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Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy 23.3.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment....
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Kochs spending millions to stop GOP health care bill 23.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the creation of a special fund to support House members who vote against the health care bill. The announcement, which comes on the eve of the House vote, marks the influential conservative network’s most aggres...
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Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill 23.3.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans....
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Freedom Caucus Closing In On Deal To Rewrite Health Care Bill At 11th Hour 23.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― Just hours before an expected Thursday vote in the House, congressional Republicans are considering massive changes to insurance coverage without even a basic idea of what those changes would mean. According to House Freedom Caucus members, the conservative group is negotiating directly with President Donald Trump and the White House on an amendment to the Republican health care bill, seemingly cutting out GOP leadership from the conversation as Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his deputies work to corral votes for a bill that is, in these latest provisions, a mystery even to them. The re-opening of negotiations is an admission of what has been clear all along ― that the bill as constructed by Ryan does not have the votes to pass on Thursday. It also represents a major reorganization of a significant chunk of the American economy in a matter of hours. Conservatives are using their considerable leverage on the measure ― the Freedom Caucus has demonstrated it has the votes to sink the ...
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Virginia opposition to health care bill grows, but Rep. Comstock still mum 23.3.2017 Washington Post
Virginia opposition to health care bill grows, but Rep. Comstock still mum
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Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill 23.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the creation of a special fund to support House members who vote against […]
Obama health law’s ‘essential benefits’ may be in jeopardy 23.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said “essential health benefits” are in […]
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Americans Are Now More Worried About Health Care Than Anything Else 23.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Health care is now the issue at the top of Americans’ minds, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Forty-five percent of those polled name health care as among the two issues most important to them, with 39 percent naming the economy, the survey finds. Immigration, at 25 percent, takes a relatively distant third. The results mark a dramatic and unusual shift that comes in tandem with the unpopular rollout of Republicans’ new health care bill and an upswing in popularity for the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare. While economic anxiety has ebbed in the aftermath of the recession, the economy has remained the nation’s near-perennial top issue , with the 2016 campaign no exception.  Last November, Americans were 14 points likelier to name the economy than health care as one of their top election concerns. Concern about health care is especially pronounced among voters who supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , a bloc that has also come out in fierce and nearly universal opposition to ...
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