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Politics Jul 31After failed Senate vote, will Congress give these new health care ideas a chance?
They have iffy prospects at best, and there were no signs Monday that GOP leaders have chosen a fresh pathway after last week's collapse of their struggle to repeal and rewrite the statute.
Politics Jul 25WATCH: Senate has ‘become more partisan, more tribal than at any time I can remember,’ McCain says
Applause and whoops greeted Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle Obamacare…
Politics Jul 25Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill
Tuesday's vote meant the Senate would consider a measure the House approved in May eliminating much of Obama's statute.
Politics Jul 25WATCH LIVE: Senate to vote on health care
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., scheduled the initial vote on beginning debate for Tuesday. Watch live here.
Politics Jul 25McCain returns on day of health bill vote
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged Republicans to “step up to the plate” for Tuesday’s crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain…
Politics Jul 15Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’
Two of the insurance industry's most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is "unworkable in any form."…
Politics Jul 12Wounded congressman out of intensive care, remains in serious condition
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition.
Politics Jul 12GOP ready to try pushing new health bill through Senate
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's ready to unwrap his latest bill repealing much of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Politics Jun 30GOP may keep Obama tax on wealthy in bid to save health bill
Top Senate Republicans may try preserving a tax boost on high earners enacted by President Barack Obama in a bid to woo party moderates and rescue their sputtering push to repeal his health care overhaul.
Politics Jun 26GOP leaders add delay penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
Under the new provision, people who've had at least a 63-day gap in coverage during the past year and then buy a policy would face a six-month delay before it takes effect.