What’s Next For The GOP Replacement Law?
Several players will shape the upcoming road to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with an alternative health plan, including potential Republican defectors and the governors.
House Health Bill Is Just The Beginning: Overhaul Promised In 3 Phases
House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would make significant changes to the U.S. health insurance system. But that's just the beginning. ... Regulatory adjustments are Phase 2 of the White House plan. Phase 3 involves going back to Congress with bills that let insurance companies sell policies across state lines or allow the government to use its purchasing power to negotiate lower drug prices. (Horsley, 3/8)
Trump Won Big In House Conservatives' Districts — Will They Defy Him On Health Care?
Some of the most conservative members of the House are at a crossroads over the plan from GOP leadership and the White House to replace the Affordable Care Act. Those lawmakers say their choice is between supporting a bill that goes against many of their principles, or falling in line behind President Trump — who won overwhelming support in their district. (Taylor, 3/8)
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Some GOP Governors Assail New Healthcare Proposal Backed By Trump
In the days since House Republicans unveiled a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, some GOP governors have a message: Not so fast. The proposed legislation, which is supported by President Trump, would, among other things, make significant changes to Medicaid programs that have been expanded under the Affordable Care Act, also commonly referred to as Obamacare. (Lee, 3/8)