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A provision in the House bill to strip funding from organizations that provide abortions may not meet the strict rules needed to bypass the filibuster in the Senate.
Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to forestall massive federal funding cuts under the GOP health care bill but proposed a fiscally conservative budget to prepare for that scenario.
Leadership can only lose two Republican votes to pass a health care plan through the upper chamber, giving each senator a great deal of bargaining power.
Politico looks at four hot-button topics that could cost Republican votes needed to pass health care legislation. Meanwhile, senate leaders are scrambling to defend their all-male working group, the Byrd rule explained, and other news on the American Health Care Act.
The more moderate senators now have no obligation to fall in line behind the group’s final health law draft and will almost surely continue to work on their own ideas. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump plans to take a hands-off approach to the upper chamber’s negotiations and let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrangle the votes he needs.
Nationwide, there are 14 Republican House districts that voted for Clinton and have Congress members who voted for the American Health Care Act. Four of those districts are in Orange County.
House Republicans last week celebrated narrowly passing their health care plan, but lawmakers in the Senate say that version of the legislation has “zero” chance of passing their chamber.
Will some of California’s GOP members of Congress suffer at the polls because they supported an Obamacare replacement bill that could harm many of their constituents? California Healthline’s Emily Bazar discussed the topic on Southern California’s KCRW radio.
With limited federal subsidies under the GOP health care bill, experts say states like California and New York would be under pressure to cut costs. That could mean shrinking benefits and dropping the prohibition against charging sicker patients higher premiums.
The federal health law has opened up new options for young adults, but it can sometimes be confusing. A quick guide to the choices.