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Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

So we're very concerned about it. The plan gets rid of those mandates. The bill would remove government subsidies to help purchase insurance for some people by lowering the income threshold to qualify for that benefit from 400 percent of the federal poverty level to 350 percent. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pelosi said Democrats are proud of the race they ran and she dispelled a question about stepping down. Do you suppose Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media will apologize to the American people for wasting all of our time? He would not even take a position on voting for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. Read More »

Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

Hospital and insurers rallied following the release of the Senate GOP health bill , which have been more favorable to them than the House of Representatives Bill passed in early May. Several Democrats have admitted Obamacare needs fixing, but that abandoning it for the Republican replacement - known formally as the American Health Care Act - is not a viable option. Read More »

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill , a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., indicated he was open to discussion and seemed determined to muscle the bill through his chamber next week. Read More »

Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to doctors, nurses, patients and activists at Bellevue Hospital on Friday, the day after the Republicans released their health care bill to the public. that will cause families to lose care", U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Democrat representing the Tampa area, said during a Thursday telephone press conference. Read More »

Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill


The 142-page bill proposed considerable cuts to Medicaid , a healthcare programme for low-income and disabled Americans, offered tax cuts to help people buy health insurance and gave states more power in shaping health-care regulations. Read More »

Microsoft E3 Event Details - New Games and Backward Compatibility

The Xbox One X is the smallest and most powerful Xbox One ever made. Because of the fact that the Xbox One X can run nearly all games at 4K, he says that he considers the PlayStation 4 Pro an Xbox One S competitor. It seems clear that Microsoft isn't anxious about that price gap between the two consoles since the company doesn't see them as direct competitors. Read More »

Obama denounces Senate GOP health care bill


Conservatives may argue that good health insurance plans are an incentive for prospective employees, but what may be business as usual for a corporation the size of Ford is not the model for much smaller ones. It would also slap annual spending caps on the overall Medicaid program, which since its inception in 1965 has provided states with unlimited money to cover eligible costs. Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill

The Senate Bill will continue Medicad expansion under Obamacare for the next three years and will roll it back in 2021. Nor, it appears, does President Donald Trump . If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee , R- Utah, and Rand Paul , R-Ky. - join Democratic senators in opposing the bill, it will be defeated. Read More »

DON McKEE: Handel turned tide, winning Republican base


Cynthia McKinney (D-GA, from 2 different districts) and Denise Majette (D-GA) to the House of Representatives, while Republicans are still at zero on that score. Democrats did not put an exorbitant amount of money and resources into Ossoff to pull off a moral victory. Ossoff ran a careful campaign and shied away from talking about Trump, and some groups on the left wasted no time in insisting that Democrats must draw brighter contrasts with the GOP. Read More »

Sen. Collins: Long-Awaited Health Bill is a Concern


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin , D-Wisconsin, plans to vote against the Senate GOP's bill along with the rest of her party. WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. "More of the same: Brutal cuts, fewer covered, worse care. McConnell has talked about, a vote next week", the press secretary said. The House bill would "save taxpayers money" - if they were already rich. Read More »

GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid


I look forward to discussing the proposal with Sen. Mr. Spicer pushed back against former President Barack Obama's comments that the new law is "mean", saying the real meanness is telling people Obamacare is an option for them when it's actually "dead". Read More »

Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid


Although it was strongly endorsed by the President, he would soon confide to Senate Republicans that the bill was actually "mean". "The first move this week was related to what may or may not happen with price controls and yesterday's health care announcement only fueled it from there". Read More »

President Trump Has Advice for Democrats After GOP's Special-Election Victories

Ask House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi if she'll survive in her post as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives despite renewed criticism this week, and the San Francisco representative won't blink. Ossoff told his supporters: "The fight goes on". Money flowed to the 6th District in Georgia from everywhere. Independent voters are becoming frustrated with Trump, especially for failing so far to deliver on long-promised household economic issues such as health care, said ... Read More »

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely


Under the House plan , the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 14 million Medicaid beneficiaries will likely become uninsured. "This legislation will result in millions of Americans losing their health care ". Almost the exact same number of Democrats said they don't. Bill Cassidy, R-La. It would not give states the opportunity to opt out of protections for consumers with pre-existing medical conditions; it offers subsidies to insurance companies similar to those under the ... Read More »

Qatar Downplays Effects of Diplomatic Crisis


Morocco said it would send plane-loads of food to Qatar to boost supplies there after Gulf Arab states cut diplomatic and economic ties with Doha . He hoped that the Gulf crisis would soon be resolved in the best interest of the Ummah. They've also hired former Attorney General John Ashcroft's firm as its lobbyist, agreeing to pay US$2.5 million (S$3.45 million) to get help complying with USA money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations and to stress its efforts to combat ... Read More »

GOP turnout confounds pollsters in Georgia election


Pelosi said she respected critical opinions, but, "my decision to stay is not up to them". Joe Cunningham, running for the House in SC, promised on Wednesday morning that he would not vote for Pelosi for Speaker if elected. "You see these commercials that tie these candidates to Leader Pelosi week in and week out in the past several months". Democrats have now lost all four opportunities to win in special elections so far this year, following earlier losses in Republican-held ... Read More »

Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down

Our DCCC polling team and outside pollsters went into dozens of districts in the last few months to learn: Is the momentum real? According to the Washington Post , Pelosi had 98 percent name recognition in the district but her approval rating was "35 points underwater". Read More »

Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

The Senate measure maintains much of the structure of a House bill passed in May but differs in several key ways. The House approved its version of the bill last month. However, with a 52-48 majority, the Republicans are not certain to be able to pass the bill, especially since some appear to be less than impressed with the legislation. Read More »

Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill . While many have expressed concern over funding cuts to the Medicaid expansion population, one analyst believes they may not even ever happen. Read More »

How do health bills, ACA compare?

U.S. Republican Senator Dean Heller said on Friday he would not support a health care bill unveiled by the Senate Republican leadership in its current form, becoming the fifth Republican senator to oppose the draft legislation, MSNBC reported. Read More »

PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour


Openings in foreign investment notwithstanding, India's continued embrace of its government-funded public sector enterprises continues to disturb foreign investors and stifle the domestic private sector. President Trump looks forward to "advancing our common priorities? fighting terrorism , promoting economic growth and reforms and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region", according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Read More »

Republican Senate health bill decried by Reform movement


Democrats say they offered to help fix Obamacare but were rebuffed. Reaction to the proposal ranged from lukewarm to outright derision. John Thune of South Dakota said Thursday he didn't think Paul, despite saying he wanted to work with leadership on the legislation, would ever "be there" in the "yes" camp. Read More »

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Democrats have blasted the Senate bill , with some calling it " meaner ". (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington . Read More »

Democratic Losses in Special Elections


Some Democrats saw Handel's failure to maintain the 23-point lead won by the district's previous Republican victor - current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price - as a positive sign for the future. Both candidates tried to focus on local issues and avoided mentioning Trump, whose approval rating sits at 37 percent, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. Read More »

Is Nancy Pelosi in Trouble?

Other Democratic leaders echoed his sentiment. And anyway, parties don't win the House by winning the 24 (what the Democrats need) easiest seats; they fail to win some with a better partisan balance and pick off a few that look hard going in. Read More »

A majority of Americans now say they like Obamacare. That's a first

The announcement comes after weeks of discussions behind closed doors. Texas' two USA senators are split over their chamber's version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead". A quarter of Coloradans use Medicaid , and because the Senate health care bill wants to roll back the expansion, it could affect The Centennial State in a major way. Read More »

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

Mitch McConnell , the Senate majority leader, is expected to bring the healthcare bill to a vote next week. WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened. Read More »

DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House

Ossoff and his opponent, Republican Karen Handel - who won the seat on Tuesday evening with 52% of the vote - spent a combined $50 million raised from national Democratic and Republican organizations. Especially in a constituency like Georgia , which has been in Republican hands since 1979. Overall, Wasserman found, Democrats outperformed the voting tendencies of their districts by 8 percentage points in this year's special elections , a good omen for 2018 even if they did ... Read More »

Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

The Commonwealth Fund said that ME would lose 10,000 jobs and shave nearly $1 billion off the value of its economy by 2026 under the American Health Care Act approved by the House. The more precious the metal, the better - but more expensive - the coverage. For the next two years, the Senate would also provide money that insurers use to help lower out-of-pocket costs for millions of lower income people. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination in Narendra Modi's presence

Though the Opposition parties are well aware that the numbers in the Presidential race do not favour them, they nevertheless made a decision to field a common candidate to make a political statement. "They are saying we finalized the Presidential candidate without consulting them". With huge numbers in his favour, Ram Nath Kovind , BJP's candidate for the post of president of the Indian Union, is sure to settle down at Raisina Hills soon. Read More »

Murkowski reviewing Senate Republican health care bill

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said his first review of the Senate legislation "raises several red flags for the state". The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes. His mention of "meanness" in the Senate bill was a swipe at Trump having called the House version of the repeal legislation "mean" during a private meeting with Republican senators last week. Read More »