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McConnell wonders what's the matter with Kansas on repeal bill

McConnell wonders what's the matter with Kansas on repeal bill

By Harris Meyer  |  July 10, 2017

No one was terribly surprised that some centrist Republican senators such as Maine's Susan Collins balked at backing a bill to roll back Obamacare's coverage expansions, weaken its consumer protections and slash Medicaid.

The fate of Obamacare is in the Senate

The fate of Obamacare is in the Senate

By Mara Lee and Matthew Weinstock  |  May 06, 2017

Senate GOP leaders immediately tempered any enthusiasm that may have burgeoned after the House's narrow 217-213 approval of the American Health Care Act by cautioning that they will significantly overhaul the package, if not write their own version.

Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms

Trump picks 'A-team' for healthcare transition as ACA repeal looms

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 12, 2016

Sources say President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for HHS will be led by Andrew Bremberg, who worked at the agency under President George W. Bush and was an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's presidential bid.

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.

Speculation runs rampant on HHS picks

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

It was still a mystery at deadline who President-elect Donald Trump might pick to run HHS and its agencies. Sources told Modern Healthcare that Andrew Bremberg, an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, would lead the transition team on healthcare policy.

Congress works to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown

By Associated Press  |  September 19, 2016

Driven by a desire to free up endangered lawmakers to campaign, congressional negotiators are working to quickly complete a spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus.

Editorial: Time to act on mental health legislation

Editorial: Time to act on mental health legislation

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 03, 2016

No one has articulated a strategy for removing the estimated 350,000 mentally ill people incarcerated in the nation's jails and prisons. And no one is talking about how to fund a sharp increase in the number of long-term psychiatric beds in hospitals and other institutions. They clearly are needed.

McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is 'crashing'

McConnell: Federal health care overhaul is 'crashing'

By Associated Press  |  August 29, 2016

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which...

Top Republicans: Zika funding likely on hold until September

By Associated Press  |  April 13, 2016

Top U.S. House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but will probably wait until September to do so.

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