By Susan Cornwell, Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose – and likely doom – her party’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. The most moderate of Republican senators joined John McCain […]
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U.S. senators made a last-ditch effort to secure support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, releasing revised legislation to appeal to undecided senators.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged fellow Republicans to get behind the party’s “last best chance” to repeal and replace Obamacare as congressional leaders scrambled to secure enough support ahead of a planned vote.
Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Democrats are launching an investigation into why prices for MS treatments have nearly quadrupled since 2004.
Democratic and Republican U.S. governors urged the Trump administration, as well as Congress, to continue funding payments to health insurance companies that make Obamacare plans affordable, calling it critical to stabilizing the insurance marketplace.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers discussed ways to prevent drugmakers from using rules developed to safeguard patients to instead block the sale of cheaper medicines.
After a months-long struggle, Republicans have succeeded in bringing Obamacare repeal legislation – a centerpiece of their 2016 election campaigns – to a debate on the U.S. Senate floor.
As their seven-year effort to repeal and replace Obamacare derailed in the U.S. Senate, Republicans faced the prospect of doing the once unthinkable: working with Democrats to make fixes to former President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.