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Republican senators are warming to the idea of a scaled-back plan that would delete the Affordable Care Act’s individual and employer mandates but leave the rest of law generally intact. But this approach has caused difficulties in the past.
The Affordable Care Act has repeatedly faced opposition in Congress and the courts, but it has continued to survive.
In far northern Lassen and Modoc counties, residents say Obamacare premiums are unaffordable. But under the proposed Senate bill, insurance premiums would increase even more.
The Senate’s vote to proceed with debate on an Obamacare repeal bill had drama and plenty of color, but you couldn’t get the complete picture on TV.
The deliberations will be strictly governed by a time limit on debate and strict rules about what is germane.
The Trump administration has a variety of mechanisms at its disposal that could undermine the insurance exchanges.
The parliamentarian finds that provisions of the bill cannot go forward with a simple majority vote.
Even experienced health care reporters in Washington, D.C., can’t say for sure. Meanwhile, states like California, heavily invested in Obamacare, wrestle with uncertainty.
As Senate Republicans continue to revise its health care legislative drafts to try to reach 50 votes, the Congressional Budget Act estimates the impact of those changes.
During another day of fast-moving developments, Senate Republicans signaled their intent to attempt to bring an updated repeal-and-delay bill to the floor for a vote next week.