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Podcast: Obamacare in Peril The Week Ahead, Episode 59

Jun 23, 2017...CQ's health reporter Kerry Young and magazine deputy editor Shawn Zeller explain the consequences of the draft health care bill crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who can cement his legislative legacy by slashing Medicaid — a program that helps almost 70 million people who live in or near poverty or have disabilities.

Obamacare Repeal Bill Riles Up Protesters, as Senators Headed to White House

Jul 19, 2017...About 300 protesters gathered at senators’ offices Wednesday to protest the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, despite the bill’s movement in the chamber losing steam earlier this week. Meanwhile, 49 senators met with President Donald Trump in the White House to discuss the bill’s future.

Opinion: Why HELP Could Be on the Way for Obamacare Recipients Hopeful signs of bipartisan consensus on fixing health care markets

Aug 9, 2017...Sen. Lamar Alexander had barely announced his plans to hold hearings next month on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on stabilizing the insurance markets for Obamacare when the idea started getting panned.

Poll: Americans Want to Move On From Obamacare Repeal Reuters/Ipsos poll shows support for health law splits down party lines

Jul 31, 2017...A majority of Americans want members of Congress to ditch health care reform efforts and focus their attention elsewhere, according to a Reuters/Iposos poll conducted after the Senate Republicans’ effort crashed early Friday.

‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal Bill Takes Shape Language still fluid hours before an expected vote

Jul 27, 2017...A “skinny” bill to repeal portions of the 2010 health care law crafted by Senate Republican leadership behind closed doors is starting to take shape, but the language remains fluid hours before an expected vote on the measure.

Some GOP Skepticism of Sending Obamacare Repeal to Conference Questions about what the ‘skinny’ bill would produce

Jul 27, 2017...Several senators are expressing skepticism about the emerging Republican plan to pass a bill rolling back “skinny” pieces of the 2010 health care law and then hope for a broader agreement in a conference committee with the House.

Senate Rejects Obamacare 'Repeal and Delay' Proposal Updated 2015 proposal turned back as health care reconciliation debate continues

Jul 26, 2017...Republicans on Wednesday were unable to garner the votes necessary to pass a measure to repeal large portions of the 2010 health law with a two-year delay.

Senate Rejects First Obamacare Repeal Proposal Portman and Cruz amendments fail to advance

Jul 25, 2017...Senate Republicans failed Tuesday evening to overcome an objection from Democrats over updated legislation that would overhaul the U.S. health insurance system.