“.. now that it’s over, the old Graham is back and more than willing to laugh at how improbable it was that a national security expert briefly held the national limelight as a supposed health policy wonk. Graham, though, said he was not alone in his lack of understanding of health care. “Nobody in our
“Republican senators released a new version of their health care proposal Sunday night aimed at winning support from a handful of still undecided senators. The legislation includes language that gives states that expanded Medicaid after December 2015, access to an additional $750 million a year between 2023 and 2026. Experts at both the Kaiser Family
“ “They’re going to find they can’t pay for it, they’re going to find that it doesn’t work. . . . Now that will make it tough on everybody. Maybe that’s what it take to wise people up.” Wednesday is the deadline for insurers to sign contracts with the federal government so that they can sell health
“The latest Republican push to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to have met the fate of all previous Senate repeal efforts this year — it doesn’t have the votes needed to pass the chamber. Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday that she will oppose the bill, authored by South Carolina Sen.
“In fact, the Obamacare legislation required coverage of pre-existing conditions. This legislation does not change that. So pre-existing conditions continue to be covered,” Short said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” While he assured that the proposed legislation “guarantees” that pre-existing conditions will continue to be covered, experts say that people with health problems or
The Byrd rule, however, restricts what can be considered under budget reconciliation. If a provision of a bill is considered an “extraneous matter” or something “merely incidental” to the federal budget, it can be stripped out of the legislation…. A previous iteration of the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, already showed
“As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on