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McConnell Resurrecting the Otherwise Dead Repeal and Replace Issue?

The fight over the Affordable Care Act might see one more chapter until it will be forever put to rest on September 30. The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell and those colleagues on his leadership team, are once again seriously considering a desperate last effort to repeal Obamacare. The bill McConnell is considering bringing to […]

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Republicans Say They Won’t Kill ACA without Replacement Bill

Despite promises to repeal Obamacare quickly and decisively, Senate Republicans are beginning to talk about first having an alternative plan in place before taking down the old plan. The trouble started when Senator Rand Paul, a libertarian-leaning law-maker, began to urge his fellow Republicans to vote on a replacement bill at the same time they […]

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Obamacare Repeal Hits A Republican Wall

Republican senators have been desperate to do what they can to gut the Affordable Care Act, but have so far not succeeded. However, on the verge of bringing out their big guns, namely a procedural maneuver called, “reconciliation,” several important republican senators said they will not support the effort. Reconciliation is a “fast-track” tool which […]

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Republican Senators Fail Repeal of ACA

In a rare weekend session which was more form than substance, the US Senate once again voted against a Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. This was the GOP’s first try at taking the controversial health care legislation since the party took control of the Senate in January. Votes […]