Health care ideas, questions multiply at state and federal levels
The roller coaster of uncertainty over federal health care legislation may have halted, at least for now. Last week’s defeat of Senate health legislation, though, has led to another round of instability, expected to rattle the health care industry over the next few months. While Republicans’ efforts to scrap... Read more
Senate rejects ‘skinny repeal’ of ACA as McCain casts decisive vote
In the end, the survival of the Affordable Care Act came down to the man who made a dramatic return to the Senate this week after undergoing brain surgery. Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, joined GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska early Friday... Read more
Single-payer? The Senate voting heads toward ‘skinny bill’
The health care talkathon that consumed the U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon included a seemingly strange vote on launching a “single-payer’’ government-run system. The amendment was introduced by, of all people, a Republican – Sen. Steve Daines of Montana. It drew exactly zero ‘’Yes’’ votes. That included liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders... Read more
More votes coming after senators reject ‘repeal and delay’
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an attempt to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, its second failure within 24 hours to unravel the 2010 law. The vote on the proposal to repeal ACA provisions without providing a replacement was 45-55, with both Georgia senators – Republicans Johnny Isakson and David Perdue – voting in favor of... Read more
Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal bill forward
Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday by approving a motion to begin debate on a health care overhaul. The 50-50 vote on the procedural motion forced a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. Sen. John McCain,... Read more

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