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Hatch Apologizes for Calling Obamacare Supporters ‘Dumbass’ People Senator says his legislative record reflects ‘commitment to bipartisanship’

Mar 5, 2018...Sen. Orrin G. Hatch walked back his comments from last week that supporters of the 2010 health care law commonly known as “Obamacare” were “the stupidest, dumbass people” he had ever met.

Hatch Calls Obamacare Supporters ‘Stupidest, Dumbass People’ 83-year-old Republican retiring at end of term next year

Mar 2, 2018...One of the Senate’s chief dignitaries is apparently done mincing words when it comes to policies — and those who back them — he disagrees with.

Cruz Talks Gun Legislation, Obamacare at CPAC

Feb 22, 2018...Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke about gun legislation at CPAC on Thursday.

Senate GOP Leans Away From Obamacare Repeal, Toward Stabilization Repeal of the individual mandate creates new issues to solve, members say

Dec 21, 2017...Senate Republicans appear unlikely to attempt a complete overhaul of the 2010 health care law next year and instead have shifted their focus toward stabilizing the insurance markets.

Podcast: Trump Upends Obamacare The Week Ahead, Episode 74

Oct 13, 2017...Foiled in Congress, President Donald Trump made far-reaching changes to the 2010 health care law that could make insurance more affordable for some, while dramatically raising costs for others, says CQ Health Editor Rebecca Adams. She explains how Trump's moves could affect the insurance marketplace.

Trump to Stop Paying Obamacare Cost-Sharing Subsidies Schumer and Pelosi: ‘American families will suffer just because President Trump wants them to’

Oct 13, 2017...The administration will stop reimbursing health insurers for the 2010 health care law’s controversial cost-sharing reduction payments, the White House said Thursday night.

With Signature, Trump Tries to Chip Away at Obamacare President’s bold promises not reflected in heavily bureaucratic order

Oct 12, 2017...President Donald Trump continued chipping away at his predecessor’s legacy when he signed an executive order Thursday that spells major changes for President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. But the order merely directs agencies to craft new rules that one senior official would only say could “possibly” help millions of Americans despite Trump’s bold promises.

Governors’ Obamacare Waiver Power Would Broaden Under GOP Proposal Discussion draft shows easier path to 1332 waiver

Nov 8, 2017...Legislation from two Republican senators would allow governors to implement a waiver under the 2010 health care law without approval from state legislatures, a departure from current law, according to a discussion draft obtained by Roll Call.

7 Years of Republican Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Sep 27, 2017...The latest GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare — which was known as Graham-Cassidy — was placed on ice this week after several of the party’s own members said they would not vote for it. In this decade, Republicans have voted to repeal all or portions of the law dozens of times. Watch Roll Call’s recap of those efforts.

Podcast: Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill Unravels The Week Ahead, Episode 71

Sep 22, 2017...Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the latest Republican bill to repeal Obamacare may well kill it, says Roll Call Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski. CQ health reporter Mary Ellen McIntire explains what’s in the bill.