Three Republican senators opposed the new Obamacare replacement bill, killing its chances of passing.
Republicans Are Trying To Win Support For Their Health Care Bill By Throwing Money At Skeptical Senators
Republicans have one week left to take a shot at repealing Obamacare, so the Graham-Cassidy bill has been tweaked to explicitly make it more appealing to the Republican senators who have come out against it.
Senators Susan Collins And John McCain Appear To Have Killed Republicans' Last-Ditch Plan To Repeal Obamacare
There are now too many Republican senators officially opposed to the latest Obamacare repeal bill for it to pass the Senate.
“Obamacare is collapsing and there’s not a lot of appetite to prop it up, so chaos is going to reign.”
Republicans are laying the groundwork for a possible vote on Obamacare repeal sometime next week, but the plan currently seems to be short of the votes they need.
Like most Republicans, McCain didn’t like the bill and he hated the process. But 48 of his colleagues voted for it anyway. Those close to McCain say a lot of factors went into that surprise vote.
The hardline conservative Freedom Caucus officially endorsed the new GOP health bill, leaving it up to moderates to support the legislation or kill it on their own. One moderate leader calls the whole thing merely an exercise in shifting blame away from conservatives.
After Republicans delayed a vote on their health care bill, lacking enough votes to pass it Thursday, an agency head told members Thursday night that if they don't pass it by Friday, the White House is done.
New rules for the IRS would weaken the individual mandate, while changes at the Department of Health and Human Services aim to crack down on people abusing the system.
The conservative House Freedom Caucus voted unanimously to support nothing less than a full repeal plan, a move that Democrats — and likely many Republicans — are unlikely to agree with.
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Republicans will have to adopt some programs they once angrily denounced in order to bring stability to the insurance markets, ahead of a March deadline.
In a blog post exclusively shared with BuzzFeed News, Oscar Health — whose co-founder is the brother of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner — seeks to reassure members that their Affordable Care Act coverage will remain intact for now.
In response to customers' fears that birth control coverage will disappear if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, on-demand birth control startups are offering discounts.
But it's still unclear when actual repeal will come, what Republicans will replace it with and if they have the votes to do so.
With the Senate slated to start dismantling the law at the end of the week, it's still not clear whether there are enough senators willing to vote for repeal without a solid replacement plan.