Monthly Archives: July 2017

States Have Already Tried Versions Of ‘Skinny Repeal.’ It Didn’t Go Well

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by (from left) Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate… Continue reading »

As Cost Of U.S. Health Care Skyrockets, So Does Pay Of Health Care CEOs

Vicki Reid, right, holds a likeness of John Martin, who was then CEO of the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. Reid… Continue reading »

What’s Next In The Health Care Debate?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican lawmakers are hashing out potential health care plans, though a repeal-only and a… Continue reading »

Congressional Wrangling Over Obamacare Repeal Could Drag On For Months

Vice President Mike Pence, right, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus arrive on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for… Continue reading »

The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to advance health care legislation to the Senate floor. That would… Continue reading »

Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won’t Get It

Aaron Albaugh runs a cattle ranch in Lassen County, in Northern California. Living in a remote area, he says he’s… Continue reading »

Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

The morphine-like pain killer Oxycontin is just one of a number of opioids fueling a substance use crisis in the… Continue reading »

With So Many Obamacare Repeal Options In Play, Confusion Reigns

On Thursday, the Senate unleashed yet another iteration of its effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also… Continue reading »

Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year’s Rates In Limbo

California’s Obamacare exchange scrubbed its annual rate announcement this week, the latest sign of how the ongoing political drama over… Continue reading »

Health Care: Were The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace Too High?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lost two attempts to undo the Affordable Care Act within 24 hours. Andrew Harnik/AP hide… Continue reading »