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Maine Voters Vote To Expand Medicaid, Making An End Run Around Governor LePage

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Voters in Maine hand their conservative Governor a setback.

Senators Say They Have Bipartisan Deal To Save Obamacare Subsidies

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Republican Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray say they’ve reached a bipartisan deal to fix an important part of the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Cancels Vote On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Reform Bill

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What was essentially the final effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act is officially dead.

Latest Effort To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Affordable Care Act Basically Dead

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The latest effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act appears to be dead.

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Likely Dead As McCain Announces Opposition

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The GOP’s effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears to suffer a fatal blow as Senator John McCain announced his opposition to what is the last gasp of that effort in the Senate.

Americans Want Congress To Move On From Trying To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

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A new poll shows that most Americans want Republicans want to move on from their failed effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Once Again Fails On Health Care Reform

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Seven years of rhetoric on health care reform ended early this morning with a narrow vote on a bill that even Republicans didn’t really support.

Senate Votes To Proceed On Health Care Bill That Doesn’t Exist Yet

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In a vote close enough to require the Vice-President to cast a tie-breaking vote, the Senate voted to proceed to debate on a health care bill even though nobody seems to know what bill they’ll ultimately be voting on.

Senate To Move Ahead On Health Care Reform Votes That Seem Unlikely To Succeed

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The Senate isn’t giving up in its efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that it seems clear that the votes aren’t there.

Senate GOP’s Plan C On Health Care Dies In Less Than A Day

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What looks like it will be the Senate GOP’s last effort on the issue of health care reform died less than a day after being put on the table.

McConnell Pulls The Plug On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

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With the defection of two more Senators, the latest effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act has gone down in flames.

Americans Favor Obamacare Over GOP Replacements Two-To-One

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New polling indicates that the Affordable Care Act has gained in popularity with the American public, while Republican reform efforts are viewed overwhelmingly negatively.

Senate Health Care Debate Delayed Due To McCain Surgery

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With the fate of the Senate health care reform bill hanging in the balance, the Senate will delay consideration of the bill due to the unexpected absence of one Senator.

Senate GOP Releases Revised Version Of Obamacare ‘Repeal And Replace’ Bill

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Senate Republicans have introduced their latest version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

GOP Senators Facing Health Care Blowback At Home

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Senate Republicans are back home and hearing from their constituents on health care reform. It’s not going well for them.

Senate GOP Delays Vote On Health Care Reform

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A big setback for Republican efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare.

CBO Score Casts Even More Doubt On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

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Once again, a bad CBO score is casting doubt on a Republican health care reform bill.

Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan That Could Already Be Dead On Arrival

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Senate Republicans released their proposed health care plan this morning, but it could already be doomed.

It’s Looking More And More Like Congress Will Fail To “Repeal And Replace” Obamacare

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Congress is running out of time in its effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans Face Health Care Blowback At Town Halls

Republicans are finding that their constituents aren’t very happy about the passage of the American Health Care Act.

House GOP Passes American Health Care Act On Party Line Vote

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By the barest of margins, the House passed its bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, but the future of that bill is highly uncertain.

House To Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill Today

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After failing twice in a month, House Republicans apparently think they have the votes to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

House Republicans Making Yet Another Push To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

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House Republicans are making yet another push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but they once again may not have the votes.

House Drops Plan For Immediate Vote On Health Care Reform

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Once again, the GOP punts on ‘repeal and replace’ because they don’t have the votes.

Passage Of Republican Health Care Bill Looking Less Likely

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The Freedom Caucus may be mollified, but moderate Republicans and the Senate aren’t. Meaning that repeal and replacement of Obamacare is becoming less likely.

House Freedom Caucus Backs Health Care Reform Bill That Republicans Haven’t Revealed Yet

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The House Freedom Caucus is apparently getting behind a revised version of the GOP’s plan to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, but the GOP hasn’t revealed what the new plan entails.

White House Pushing Congress To Revisit Failed Effort To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

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Faced with the fact that it has little to show for its first 100 days in office, the Trump Administration is pressuring Congress to come up with a new health care reform bill before the end of next week.

Republican Obamacare Replacement Heads To An Apparent Final Showdown

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The Trump Administration has issued an ultimatum, but the fate of the American Health Care Act is still very much up in the air.

Congressional Budget Office Score Is Bad News For GOP’s American Health Care Act

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The Congressional Budget Office delivered some bad news yesterday to House Republicans on their replacement for Obamacare.

Repealing Obamacare Proving To Be Harder Than GOP Thought

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Repeal and replace is likely to take longer than many Republicans thought it would, but that shouldn’t be surprising.

Supreme Court To Hear Another Round Of ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate Cases

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The Supreme Court is diving back into the debate over the PPACA’s birth control coverage mandate.

Federal Judge Allows Part Of House Lawsuit Against Obama Administration To Proceed

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A Federal Judge has ruled that part of a lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives can go forward, but the legal battle is far from over.

The Politics Of Obamacare After King v. Burwell

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In the wake of the latest Supreme Court decision, the Affordable Care Act seems to have become even more firmly established than it was before last week, and the prospect of repeal has become even less likely.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Vote

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The era of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is over.

Have Republicans Given Up In The Fight Against Obamacare?

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Five years after it became law, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be over.

Supreme Court Accepts Appeal In Obamacare Subsidies Case

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Somewhat surprisingly, the Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of a case that could completely gut the financial structure of the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare Subsidies Court Challenge Headed To Supreme Court

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Another Obamacare case is heading to the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear if they’ll agree to hear it, or when they’d hear it if they did.

Two Federal Appeals Courts Rule Two Different Ways On Obamacare Subsidies

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Contradictory rulings from two Federal Courts of Appeal show that statutory construction isn’t a simple thing.

Ted Cruz: Has No Regrets Over Shutdown, Continues To Say It Was All The Democrats Fault

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Ted Cruz continues to act as if he hasn’t learned his lessons from the shutdown debacle

Less Than 1/3 Of Young Uninsureds Say They Will Sign Up For ObamaCare

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Millenials don’t seem very concerned about signing up for ObamaCare, and they’re not very thrilled with Obama at the moment either.

Administration Claims Success In Effort To Fix ObamaCare Website, But Victory Far From Clear

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The Federal Exchange website seems to be functioning better, but many questions about implementation of the PPACA remain to be answered.

What’s At Stake In The Birth Control Mandate Cases

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Politics aside, the challenges to the PPACA’s birth control mandate raise important legal issues.

White House: Federal Exchange Website Won’t Be Ready By December 1st

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The White House is using the opportunity of a slow news week when many people are already beginning their Thanksgiving holiday to announce that they Federal Obamacare Exchange won’t be completely ready by November 30th as previously promised: Obama administration officials said Monday that some visitors to HealthCare.gov will experience outages, slow response times or […]

Republicans Regain Lead In Generic Congressional Ballot, For Now At Least

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The Generic Congressional Ballot has shifted again, but how long will this trend last?

GOP On ObamaCare: Goodbye Repeal/Defund/Delay, Hello ‘Let It Burn’?

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The GOP seems to be shifting strategy on the Affordable Care Act.

Obama Introduces “Administrative Fix” That May Create More Problems Than It Solves

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A contrite President Obama offered a “fix” for one of the biggest problems that the PPACA has created.

Did Obamacare Nearly Cost Terry McAuliffe The Election?

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Republicans are contending that the nearly won the Virginia Governor’s race by emphasizing Obamacare in the closing weeks, but the evidence supporting that contention is far from clear.

Medicaid Rejection and the Politics of Resentment

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Bullheadedness is a virtue?

SCOTUS Upholds ObamaCare Mandate As Tax Even Though It’s Not a Tax

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Chief Justice Roberts sided with a majority in upholding the individual mandate and, indeed, all but some trivial portions of the Affordable Care Act.

Mitt Romney, Republican Frontrunner, Cipher

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Mitt Romney starts his 2012 run as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. But, in reinventing himself yet again, the “authenticity” issue that troubled many of us in 2008 looms again.

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