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US Governors Urge Senate to Reject Healthcare Repeal Efforts

19 Juillet 2017

Its unpopular president is under investigation by a special counsel.

Now that the Senate has stepped away from the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the AAFP is asking legislators to work together across the aisle on legislation that prioritizes primary care, expands health care access and stabilizes the health insurance market. Democrats have toiled on these issues for years.

McConnell's "Plan C", as the Times calls it, was a punitive measure to embarrass so-called moderate Republican Senators, to remind them that they need to be more awful if they want to stay in this party. So now we've gotten rid of the insurance company bailout and we're going to vote on what we voted on in 2015. "There's still a heavy, high degree of trauma that still has not worn off from election night, but we're finding our footing step by step".

Amid their latest bill's collapse and ensuing chaos, and without a clear answer for what happens next, Republicans went to even more creative and extensive lengths than usual to avoid questions from reporters. In particular, he is quarterback of the Senate GOP drive to repeal Obama's law.

Lindsey Graham's (R., S.C.) flippant answer about the failure of the GOP bill to repeal Obamacare. And don't get me started about a President who bullied his way to an office he regularly degrades, tramples on the press, and lies about pretty much everything. "The challenge Republicans are going to have in turning out conservatives is like nothing we've seen since '06".

A livid Trump took to Twitter saying "We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans". An example: Though opponents got traction by attacking the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, Republican replacement plans articulated alternatives that looked worse, including reinstating pre-existing condition exclusions for Americans who failed to maintain "continuous coverage" for more than 63 days.

Capito became the first woman elected to the Senate in her state's history in 2014, after serving 14 years in the House of Representatives. In a twist, that aligns them with President Donald Trump's campaign promise not to touch Medicaid, which helps low-income people, pregnant women and people with disabilities, among others, as well as those eligible under the Affordable Care Act's expansion of the program in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

As stressful as this process has been, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger - and the Affordable Care Act has never been in better standing with the American public than it is today.

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Schumer called on Republicans to "work with Democrats on a bill that lowers premiums, provides longterm stability to the markets and improve our health care system".

Republicans control 52 of the chamber's 100 seats.

"I am a product of rural Kansas", Moran said July 6 to an overflow crowd in Palco, a small town north of Hays. But they added that a competence argument can reach red-state voters in red states and right-leaning House districts, the kind Democrats need to win over in a year when they're defending 10 Senate seats in states Trump won last year. "It works", Dr. Thomas Hayhurst, a pulmonologist and former member of Fort Wayne City Council, said about the federal health insurance program for people 65 and older.

And even though Trump allies have threatened to aid primary challengers to a pair of on-the-fence senators _ Jeff Flake of Arizona and Dean Heller of Nevada _ the Republicans did not cave, potentially setting a worrisome precedent for the White House as it tries to move ahead with the rest of its stalled agenda.

"Critically, this budget lays a pathway for Congress to pass, and President Trump to sign pro-growth tax reform into law", Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the House blueprint's release.

"I do not like those that gloat in political life", he said. "I'd be livid if I were in a remotely competitive district".

At the time, Collins said that leaders "have the right to choose whomever they wish", and that being left out of the group would not keep her from working on health care. "If that set of accomplishments does not include an overhaul of the health care system, then something else, like tax reform, that truly stimulates the economy would be a good substitute".