por | Junio 26, 2017 | 19:45

In nearly the exact words used yesterday by Collins , Heller said he could not support any bill that took away health insurance from "tens of millions of people". Collins says another seven to eight senators including herself remain troubled about the possible Medicaid cuts. A thriving health care market means I have a real choice.

por | Junio 26, 2017 | 18:59

The lessons for Democrats are that the map is broad in 2018. Ossoff was the referendum for Democrats v. Trump. This was predictable. Ossoff was born in the sixth district, but he had lived an very bad lot of his life outside it and couldn't even vote for himself because he lives in Georgia's more urban fourth district.

por | Junio 26, 2017 | 16:11

During discussions of the health care bill released by Senate Republicans this week, several of the Sunday morning political talk shows failed to cover some of the detrimental consequences the bill could impose on millions of Americans, including premium increases for the elderly, cuts to essential health benefits, and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 11:20

The minority leader is elected during a behind-closed-doors vote by members of that particular party, with Pelosi last winning in November, 134-63 over Ohio Rep. But despite all the money, the Democratic Party didn't turn the tables in special elections for house seats vacated by Republicans . "If you look at the numbers, these are all seats where just seven months ago ( Republicans ) won by double digits, and they were nail-biters after Trump takes office", said Rep.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 11:12

Democrats hold 193 seats and need to gain 24 to be in the majority. Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 09:48

Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. Pelosi says she has no plans to step down, and Democrats haven't found any viable replacements yet. Rather, the president said having the California Representative in charge of Democrats is good for the Republican party.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 07:39

McConnell wants to push the package through the Senate next week, and will succeed if he can limit defections to two of the chamber's 52 Republicans. Well, it's hard to say that you like the uniforms of the team that's got the guns pointed at you, trying to kill you. However, "as now drafted , this bill does not do almost enough to lower premiums".

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 07:34

This is his second 54-hole lead /co-lead this season in 16 starts, winning the AT&T Pro-Am, and his 13th in 120 career events (112 pro), converting seven of the previous 12. "Instead of just looking at where I wanted to hit it, I was looking at where I didn't want to be", Spieth explained. After taking only 29 putts to finish on Friday, the Texan said: "I wouldn't say I played my B-game".

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 05:56

Tuesday night, 55-year-old Republican candidate Karen Handel defeated 30-year-old Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff and secured the seat in Georgia's 6th District in the most expensive congressional race in USA history. The current debate is concerned with whether Pelosi is being made into a scapegoat , or if she's the person most responsible for the Democrats' political setbacks.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 05:34

Heller is one of five GOP senators opposing the bill. "For years, Republicans railed against the Affordable Care Act and claimed that they would repeal and replace it with something better", Menendez said on Friday. The GOP-controlled Senate released their version of the Obamacare replacement Thursday. One possibility is that McConnell is anxious the provision runs afoul of the procedural rules allowing Republicans to pass the bill with a simple majority vote.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 05:32

The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. I will continue to stand with my fellow mayors and the American people to fight for real, affordable health care for all . He predicted that his call for a preservation of Medicaid expansion would lose the support of the more conservative senators from non-expansion states in the GOP Senate conference.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 05:29

ACA: Young adults could stay on parents' health plan until age 26. - Protects those with pre-existing conditions from getting charged more , but their coverage could be reduced. Republicans also want to change the way the federal government calculates payments to the states starting in 2025, reducing the federal government's contribution to the states.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 05:20

The Wall Street Journal similarly refers to the bill in a caption as the GOP's "version ... to replace Obamacare". But McConnell has made a career out of navigating such cross currents, especially since obtaining his dream job as majority leader after Republicans won Senate control in 2014.

por | Junio 25, 2017 | 05:08

McConnell, R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation. President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 12:44

Because Medicaid spending typically grows faster than general inflation, indexing the per-capita limits to the CPI would lower long-term federal spending on the program by large and growing amounts. The uncertainty surrounding the payments is prompting some carriers to hike rates for 2018 or drop out of the exchanges. Senate GOP bill: There is no penalty for having a break in coverage and no waiting period for consumers to use their insurance.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 11:21

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill , which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare , in its current form. Others noted that his position likely has less to do with taking a firm moral stance and more with his increasingly fragile prospects for retaining his seat in 2018.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:22

But they add that the measure fails to accomplish what they have promised to their constituents, "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". "It's about the character of our country - who we are, and who we aspire to be". The most controversial aspect of the Senate proposal likely will be the cuts to the Medicaid program, which offers coverage to lower-income Americans.

por | Junio 23, 2017 | 19:56

It would base tax credits to help people buy private insurance on income, as the Affordable Care Act does, rather than age, as the House bill does. Then, if he sticks to his timetable, Sen. Democrats , and even some Republicans , have expressed frustration with how the Senate bill was drafted.

por | Junio 23, 2017 | 18:49

The Maine lawmaker added that she also couldn't support a bill that made deep cuts to Medicaid while also stating that she does care that funding to Planned Parenthood is being impacted. The subsidies also make it so a person can not pay more than a certain percentage of their income on premiums. Several other Republican senators could end up opposing the bill for completely different reasons.

por | Junio 23, 2017 | 13:55

While President Trump and Senate GOP leaders debate about how many mandates and giveaways they will put in the new legislation, Sens. They also want to start to change the way the federal government calculates payments to the states starting in 2025, which will reduce the federal government's contribution to the states.