Thursday, July 27, 2017

Congress Health Overhaul

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for a vote as the Republican-run Senate rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington.

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn’t pass a repeal of “Obamacare,” or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called “skinny repeal” that ...
Seate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined from left by, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., speaks with reporters outside the chamber after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will ...
In this March 19, 2013 file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Republican Susan Collins has been captured on a live microphone making fun of GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold. That’s the Texas congressman who a day earlier blamed “some female senators from the Northeast” for blocking health care ...
From left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 24, 2017, before boarding Marine One to join President Donald Trump for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama’s health care law, buoyed by the near theatrical return to the Capitol of the ailing ...
In this March 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a meeting with House and Senate leadership, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

BY HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it’s not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law ...

BY CARLA K. JOHNSON CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s largest doctors’ group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace. The ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., followed by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn Texas, leave the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to speak to members of the media following a luncheon with President Donald Trump and other GOP leadership.

BY ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help ...
In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rides an escalator on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans aren’t enthralled with “Obamacare” and they definitely don’t like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? A new ...
President Donald Trump stops to greet Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, left, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. at a luncheon with GOP leadership, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington.

BY ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an ...
In this July 26, 2016, photo taken by Zoe Chandra, Alison Chandra and her son, Ethan, 3, both of Middlesex, N.J., pose for a photo in Middlesex.

BY JAMES ANDERSON and CARLA K. JOHNSON DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were ...
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