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Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

September 23, 2017
Erica Werner, Alan Fram | Associated Press
Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law has dealt a likely fatal blow to the legislation — and perhaps to the Republican Party’s years of promises to kill the program.

Will Republicans be able to dismantle the Affordable Care Act?

September 22, 2017
The panelists discuss the GOP’s latest healthcare efforts.
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Obama defends health care law amid last-ditch effort to repeal and replace

September 21, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The Graham-Cassidy health care bill would keep Obamacare's taxes in place, but turn most of the revenues over to the states to come up with their own health care systems. Former President Obama argued Wednesday that some states might allow insurers to once again charge more for pre-existing conditions.
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I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.

September 20, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
While other Republican plans essentially create a poorly funded version of the Affordable Care Act, Graham-Cassidy blows it up. The bill offered by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy takes money from states that did a good job getting residents covered under Obamacare and gives it to states that did not.
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New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

September 20, 2017
Juliet Eilperin, Sean Sullivan, Kelsey Snell | The Washington Post
Senate Republicans and the White House pressed ahead Tuesday with their suddenly resurgent effort to undo former president Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, even as their attempt was dealt a setback when a bipartisan group of governors and several influential interest groups came out against the proposal.
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Does Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan have a shot?

September 18, 2017
Doyle McManus | The Los Angeles Times
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” plan, unveiled last week, is an ambitious and (to many) enticing idea: a single, government-run health plan with generous benefits for everyone — just like most industrialized countries have enjoyed for decades.

Where do President Trump's negotiations with Democrats leave the Republican Party?

September 15, 2017
The panelists discussed if another deal with Democrats could be on the horizon, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders' introduction of a single-payer insurance bill he calls "Medicare for All."
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