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GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on “Obamacare” repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn’t pass a repeal of “Obamacare,” or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called “skinny repeal” that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack ...

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Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for sick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It’s being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential savings for many. But critics say it would split the sick and the healthy, leading to ...

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GOP leader says he’ll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But he’s also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. “If my side is unable ...

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GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama’s big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill. With a core ...

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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure’s fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hoping the added money will help ...

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GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. “The Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this ...

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