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New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill . "I will be voting no". Appealing to Congress and the USA people, Mr Obama said the 142-page plan had a "fundamental meanness" at its core and was "not a healthcare bill".



Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

Sandoval also asked if it's "really realistic" for people earning $16,000 per year to buy insurance on the exchange if they lose Medicaid eligibility. The S.C. Hospital Association said Friday the U.S. Senate's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare "will lead to an increase in uninsured South Carolinians and disproportionately impact the state's poor, elderly and disabled community, as well as healthcare providers".



Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it. "The American Health Care Act caps and significantly cuts Medicaid which will greatly reduce access to medical care and home and community based services for elderly and disabled Americans who will either die or be forced into institutions", protester Bruce Darling said.



CNN sends sketch artist to White House press briefings

U.S. media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event. 'How do I get on TV? There was a time when presidents would talk to the press themselves. "I think he's very pleased with that (Senate) bill and he wants to continue to push it forward", Spicer said.



Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

The GOP-proposed bill would repeal Obamacare's individual mandate, drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid , and eliminate Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. At that point, he told his Facebook fans "it's possible" if they speak up. "After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics", he wrote.


Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

The lobbyist wounded last week by a man who opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice in Virginia has been released from the hospital. The alleged gunman, James Hodgkinson of downstate IL, was shot and killed by police. He previously worked for former U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. "Matt's discharge is a welcome and important step" in his recovery, his family's statement said.