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Trump Blames Democrats for Blocking Health Care Repeal

U.S. President Donald Trump is blaming opposition Democrats as “obstructionists” for refusing to help Republicans in dismantling the national health care reforms championed by former President Barack Obama. Trump, in a pair of Twitter comments Monday as Senate Republicans look this week to make good on a seven-year promise to repeal the law known as Obamacare, said Democratic lawmakers “have no policies or ideas. All they do is delay and complain. They own ObamaCare!” He said, “Republican Senators are working very hard to get there, with no help from the…

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Where the Senate Health Care Bill Fails

Sen. Ron Johnson, New York TimesSpeaking at a rally for his wife’s presidential campaign last year, Bill Clinton called Obamacare “the craziest thing in the world.” As he put it, “The people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half.” Mr. Clinton was right, and it’s why Republicans have been pushing to repair the damage done by Obamacare for so long. Our priority should be to bring relief, and better, less expensive care, to millions…

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Consumer Issues Stemming From the GOP Health Care Initiative

Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid. Not only would the GOP legislation scale back coverage through the insurance markets and phase out the Medicaid expansion, it would also make fundamental changes to the broader Medicaid program. The federal-state program covers low-income people, from newborns to…

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US Congressman Injured in Shooting Is Moved out of Intensive Care

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot and seriously injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers last week, is in fair condition and was moved out of the intensive care unit earlier this week, hospital officials said Saturday. The Louisiana lawmaker, a member of the House Republican leadership, has had “continued good progress,” MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement. He was transferred out of the ICU on Thursday, the hospital added. “He remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation,” the statement…

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