Republican senators return to work on healthcare bill amid resistance

At least one Republican senator predicted a consensus was still several more weeks away, and few senators have been willing to defend the bill publicly Republican senators left Washington more than a week ago without voting time a long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act or their unpopular plan to replace it. The GOP lawmakers…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares breast cancer diagnosis

The star of Seinfeld and Veep tweeted a note to praise her glorious support network and fantastic insurance but added that not many women were so lucky Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Emmy-winning star of Seinfeld and Veep shared a note on Twitter on Thursday to inform…

‘We need fundamental changes’: US doctors call for universal healthcare

More than 2,000 physicians want a single-payer system similar to Canadas and say the Affordable Care Act didnt go far enough A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US, in a newspaper in the American Journal of Public Health. According to the…

The Guardian view on Trump and Obamacare: a welcome failure for a damaging scheme | Editorial

Editorial: In spite of controlling the White House and both wings of Congress, the Republicans let ideological obsessions to derail a scheme they have been trumpeting for years President Donald Trumps failure to repeal Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act is a huge event. It may even eventually be an epochal one. It is huge for…

Senate Republicans admit defeat in latest effort to repeal Affordable Care Act

Senate leaders admitted they did not have the votes to pass a bill, hours after Trump railed against certain so-called Republicans for refusing to vote for it The latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act died on Tuesday as it became obvious they did not have the votes to pass a bill that…

The Resistance Now: big, angry crowd to fight back against Trumpcare

Activists opposing Trumps healthcare bill take the fight to town hall; liberals raise$ 1m for Democratic challengers in 2018; and the GOP loves Bud Light Republicans duck town hall after voting for Trumpcare… After working hard to pass a bill that would strip millions of Americans of their health insurance, Congress is taking a well-earned…

Physicians can’t ignore politics. Our patients’ lives are at stake | Farzon Nahvi

Our patients depend on us for their care we must help them get onto, whether that comes in the form of pill or policy If all politics is local, then Washington’s healthcare debacle has brought politics to the front stoop of every healthcare provider in America. There is no escaping it- debates taking place on…

‘ Move fast and break things ‘: Trump’s Obamacare failure and the backlash ahead

Republicans suffered a devastating defeat on Obamacare. But the pulling of the American Health Care Act could be a blessing in disguise for Trump The James S Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House was crammed as usual but there was an extra frisson of suspense. As the press secretary, Sean Spicer, walked to…

Trump supporters in the heartland dread being left behind by GOP health plan

Republican proposal would upend a healthcare system in Indiana that encompasses many low-income people in a program that Mike Pence put in place Janice Phelps, a 60 -year-old incapacitated factory worker in Evansville, Indiana, knows how expensive healthcare is. Each month, shoots for her severe asthma cost $3,000. Quarterly injections for knee pain expense $3,200.…

Senator Lindsey Graham on healthcare: ‘I don’t know what the GOP plan is’

Graham promises to push for the healthcare debate to be held publicly, despite fact that many Republicans do not know where the replacement plan is Senator Lindsey Graham told a rowdy town hall in South Carolina on Saturday healthcare was going to change. He simply could not say how. Can I let you in on…