Graham-Cassidy health care bill may doom future GOP attempts to kill ACA

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Insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, patient groups and even John McCain have vehemently opposed the bill. The Graham-Cassidy health care bill is facing widespread opposition from many directions, including from a key member of the Republican party. Should this most recent effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fail, it may prove to be the end of the effort. Hospitals, doctors, health insurance companies and other groups rallied together to oppose the bill. This represents an alliance of groups that are very rarely all on the same side. However, the…

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Health insurance penalty for failing to purchase coverage will remain

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Those opposed to the Affordable Care Act once again failed to pass the whittled-down version of the GOP legislation. The latest attempt by opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to remove the health insurance penalty for not being adequately covered have failed yet again in passing legislation to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. On Friday, the Senate defeated the most recent version of the health care law’s repeal legislation. Among the main reasons cited by GOP lawmakers for trying to overturn the ACA is the penalty for…

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GOP health care repeal fails again, frustrating Republicans

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Party members have been expressing their disappointment, embarrassment and irritation with their leaders. Following the latest health care repeal failure, Republicans are expressing their frustration, embarrassment and even fear to their party leaders. Many have now stated that they feel the promise their party has been making for years – to remove significant portions of the Affordable Care Act – is as close to death as it has ever been. President trump has blamed the Democrats and “a few Republicans” for defeating this central component of his agenda. The Affordable…

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What could the GOP health care repeal do to California consumers?

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If the U.S. Senate chooses not to block the bill or to significantly revise it, many Californians stand to lose coverage. Should the GOP health care repeal of the Affordable Care Act make its way through the U.S. Senate in its current state, many Californian consumers risk losing their insurance. There are an estimated 5 million California residents whose coverage was purchased through Obamacare. The House of Representatives passed the legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act last Thursday. Both California and officials from the health industry as a whole…

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Did Jimmy Kimmel just stop the latest Obamacare repeal?

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The popular nighttime talk show host gave a heartfelt plea to save affordable health insurance. Jimmy Kimmel’s recent monologue to maintain affordable health care may have played a surprising role in the GOP Obamacare repeal efforts. The talk show host’s emotional speech caused him to choke up as he discussed his own newborn son’s congenital heart defect. His baby needed surgery shortly after he was born. “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life,” he said. “It just shouldn’t happen. Not here,”…

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Health care vote likely today after delay from Trump’s failure to find support

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Despite extensive efforts to encourage members to see his side, the president has yet to gain enough votes. House leaders postponed the health care vote that had been expected to occur on Thursday. The GOP’s intention had been to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump and his supporters worked diligently to address demands made from lawmakers who refused to support the overhaul bill. Despite considerable efforts, Trump was unable to convince enough of the lawmakers to make it pass. The House Republicans met behind closed doors late in the day…

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Trump health care reform will include “insurance for everybody”

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According to the President-Elect, he is close to completing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The President-Elect has now said that the Donald Trump health care reform is coming close to completion. This will replace the Affordable Care Act which was President Obama’s signature health care law. The goal of Trump’s overhaul of Obamacare will be to make sure there is “insurance for everybody.” The announcement of this Trump health care reform move came as a bit of a surprise for many people. Despite the fact that he did…

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