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Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections

Reform Update: Obamacare not seen as flashpoint in midterm elections

By Paul Demko  |  August 01, 2014

Congress is all but done for the summer. That means attention will now pivot toward the fall elections. Four years ago during the August recess, legislators encountered voters in their home districts angry about the recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Cantor loss makes House move on healthcare unlikely

Cantor loss makes House move on healthcare unlikely

By Paul Demko  |  June 14, 2014

The stunning Republican primary defeat last week of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has triggered upheaval in congressional GOP leadership and even further reduced the odds of the House taking up any significant healthcare legislation before the November elections.

Cantor defeat diverts House's course on healthcare

Cantor defeat diverts House's course on healthcare

By Paul Demko  |  June 11, 2014

The stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has triggered upheaval in the Republican leadership and cast uncertainty on the prospects for any significant healthcare legislation being taken up before the November elections.

Reform Update: Don't expect Obamacare alternative from GOP, experts say

Reform Update: Don't expect Obamacare alternative from GOP, experts say

By Jessica Zigmond  |  March 21, 2014

A dearth of news during a congressional recess might explain a flurry of stories this week about the healthcare strategy Republicans will promote in this year of midterm elections. By Friday, policy analysts and academics—along with a House GOP leadership aide—made it clear: A...

Reform Update: Bill to fix SGR could repeal or delay ACA's individual mandate

Reform Update: Bill to fix SGR could repeal or delay ACA's individual mandate

By Jessica Zigmond  |  March 07, 2014

House Republicans have found another back-door way to attempt a dismantling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Next week, the lower chamber is expected to vote on legislation that would permanently repeal Medicare's physician payment formula and which might include a provision to...

GOP may make stand on borrowing limit

GOP may make stand on borrowing limit

By Jessica Zigmond  |  September 26, 2013

The nation inched closer to a government shutdown on Thursday as leaders in Congress stayed entrenched in their respective positions with the reform law at the center of the fight.

GOP's latest plan would fund government but defund ACA

GOP's latest plan would fund government but defund ACA

By Jessica Zigmond  |  September 18, 2013

House Republican leaders on Wednesday promised to vote this week on a budget bill that would temporarily fund the government after Sept. 30 but also defund the healthcare reform law.

House votes to delay parts of healthcare law

By Donna Cassata / Associated Press  |  July 18, 2013

The Republican-led House voted on Wednesday to delay core provisions of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, emboldened by the administration's concession that requiring companies to provide coverage for their workers next year may be too complicated.

Tavenner hearing marked by spirit of good will

Tavenner hearing marked by spirit of good will

By Rich Daly  |  April 09, 2013

Amid a generally warm bipartisan welcome today, Marilyn Tavenner fielded questions and concerns over implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from members of the Senate Finance Committee.

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