Alan’s Recent Stories
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.
Politics Jun 20Writing a bill in private by either party is not unusual
WASHINGTON — The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties. But it's not uncommon for either party to draft bills or resolve stubborn final…
Politics Jun 19Democrats say Republicans reshaping health care in secret in Congress
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will need to win the votes of 50 of the 52 GOP senators to push the bill through the Senate. It remains unclear if he'll be able to write legislation that will attract enough votes.
Politics May 22Senate Republicans quietly work on their version of a health overhaul bill
Remember the Republican health care bill?…
Politics May 09Senate GOP weighs future of Medicaid in health care overhaul
The strategy: "to look at this with fresh eyes and think, 'How do you ensure these people can continue to get coverage,'" Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said.
Politics May 05Senate wary on ‘Obamacare’ repeal, bumpy path ahead
Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt…
Politics Apr 28Congress sends Trump short-term spending bill, avoiding government shutdown
With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend.
Politics Apr 28House won’t OK health bill before Trump’s 100th day
"As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said.
Politics Apr 27GOP’s revised health care bill hasn’t yet swayed enough moderate Republicans
The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the House health care bill, but remained shy of the support they'd need to fully rouse the measure back to life.
Politics Apr 17After failed health care bill, pro-Trump group launches ads supporting fight to repeal and replace Obamacare
The $3 million campaign comes during a congressional recess in which GOP lawmakers' town hall meetings have been rocked by liberal supporters of Obamacare.