Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement, and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced their accord Tuesday after weeks of negotiations and […]

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late Thursday night. “We will discontinue these payments […]

United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement Why He Opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” Bill

Washington, D.C., September 22 – United States Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, issued a full statement explaining why he opposes the Graham/Cassidy “ObamaCare Lite” repeal proposal. Paul released his statement on September 20. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain announced his opposition to the proposed legislation today. United States Senator Rand Paul’s Statement: “No one […]

Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the […]

Congressman Brady to Conroe Town Hall: “The American people are left behind in our current Tax Code”

Conroe, August 16 – United States Congressman and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady spoke to approximately sixty members of the Conroe Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. “The American people are left behind in our current Tax Code,” Brady told the audience. Brady has proposed the most significant reform of […]

Trump suggests Senate GOP leader must deliver or step aside

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump called McConnell’s failure to pass an “Obamacare” repeal last month “a disgrace.” […]

Trump threat: End health payments unless there’s an overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. In apparent frustration over Friday’s failure by the Senate Republican majority to pass a bill repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act, Trump tweeted: “If a new […]

Senator Creighton’s Pro-Life bill passes Texas Senate, moves to House

Austin – Senator Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) made the following statement after the Senate passage of his bill, Senate Bill 8: “Texas should take steps to prohibit taxpayer dollars from subsidizing elective abortions and employers should have the freedom to choose whether or not they provide this coverage,” said Senator Creighton. Provisions in the Affordable Care […]

Trump: Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.” “You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,” he told a crowd of thousands just hours after the Senate took […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. SENATE PREPARES TO VOTE ON GOP HEALTH BILL But since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping details under wraps, it’s unclear whether the legislation will seek to replace or repeal “Obamacare,” says GOP Sen. John Thune. […]

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