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McConnell’s new Obamacare repeal lacks GOP votes to pass

NEW YORK - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new proposal to simply repeal Obamacare appears to be dead less than 24 hours after he...
AS EFFORTS TO PASS the Better Care Act came to a halt, President Donald Trump took to criticizing Democrats and the Republicans who did not support the bill. Trump is now advocating for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act with the intention of replacing it all together. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump faults Democrats, some in GOP over health wreck

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump blamed Democrats in Congress - and a few Republicans - on Tuesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s...
A CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE review of the newly revised health bill is expected Monday. A vote on the bill has been delayed due to the absence of Sen. John McCain who underwent unexpected surgery this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

GOP leaders brace for CBO estimate on revised health bill

NEW YORK - Senate Republicans anxiously awaiting a key analysis of their revised health bill have more time to wait, and debate on the controversial...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell will take another run at an Obamacare repeal plan Thursday. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ AARON P BERNSTEIN

Revised health bill said to have $70B more for exchanges

Updated at 10:23 a.m. NEW YORK - Senate Republicans’ revised proposal to replace Obamacare would provide an added $70 billion to stabilize insurance exchanges over...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell has sent a revised health bill that removed a provision that provided a tax break for health insurance executives’ pay to the Congressional Budget Office this week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

GOP is said to drop insurance executive tax break in health...

NEW YORK - Senate Republicans have dropped plans to provide a tax break for health insurance executives’ pay in a revised health care bill...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Mitch McConnell is delaying the Senate recess by two weeks in an attempt to revise legislation to replace Obamacare. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

Senate delays August recess amid unfinished health care plan

NEW YORK - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s delaying the Senate’s August recess by two weeks after divided lawmakers have been unable to...
GOP LEADERS FACE a difficult battle to pass a Senate health care bill before the August break. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Senate health bill fails to pick up support after week of...

NEW YORK - Senate Republican leaders head into a difficult fight this week to win support for their health care legislation after returning from...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Mitch McConnell. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

McConnell taking a risk with talk of bipartisan health care bill

NEW YORK - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a risk by calling for a bipartisan health care plan if the Republican-only bill...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Mitch McConnell / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) better than either the House...

Much of the young Trump administration has been spent trying to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The impulse...
A DEMONSTRATOR OPPOSED to the Senate Republican health-care holds a sign that reads "No Cuts, No Caps To Medicaid" while marching near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

GOP bill would slash Medicaid over next 20 years, CBO finds

NEW YORK - A long-term analysis of Senate Republicans’ health care legislation found that the bill would slash spending on Medicaid by about 35...

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