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Inside Bill Cassidy’s Plan to Replace Obamacare

Avik Roy, ForbesThe first attempt to get an Obamacare replacement through the Senate failed due to two groups of GOP holdouts. The first group, led by Rand Paul (Ky.), believed that the Better Care Reconciliation Act did too much to replace Obamacare. The second group—much larger—consisted of moderate Republicans who were reluctant to reduce federal spending on health care programs, especially Medicaid. … Read the referenced story here: Inside Bill Cassidy’s Plan to Replace Obamacare

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California Democrats Pass ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

California Democrats approved a “sanctuary state” bill Saturday that would limit how local and state police can interact with federal immigration agents.    The bill is intended to bolster immigrant protections in the state that are among the toughest in the nation.    It will now be considered by Gov. Jerry Brown, who announced his support after the top state Senate leader agreed to water down the bill and preserve authority for jail and prison officials to cooperate with immigration officers in many cases. Barriers to deportation The legislation is…

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