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  1. Sources: Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week

    Politico.com -Politics 06.19 / 21:21 www.politico.com
    Senate Republicans are preparing to vote on Obamacare repeal next week, provided this week's work goes smoothly, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations.Senators are expected to see bill text as soon as the end of this week, those sources said. The timeline could change based on the response from individual senators toward the proposal at party meetings, but Republicans are increasingly optimistic they can hold a vote next week if this week's lunch talks go well.Such a…
  2. If Congress Repeals Obamacare, Bevin’s Plan Could Be Toast, Too

    Wkms.org - Murray 06.19 / 20:58 wkms.org
    If Republicans in Congress move forward with their plan to replace Obamacare , Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s ideas for the future of the program could also go up in s…
  3. Dems threaten to gum up Senate over 'secret' ObamaCare bill

    Thehill.com - Health 06.19 / 20:49 thehill.com
    Senate Democrats are threatening to grind the Senate to a halt in protest of Republicans crafting their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare behind closed doors.  "If Republicans won’t relent and debate their healthcare bill in the open for th…
  4. Pro-Obamacare activists from Ohio traveling to Washington to force public town hall with Sen. Rob Portman

    Blog.cleveland.com - Ohio (OH) 06.19 / 20:14 blog.cleveland.com
    A confrontation and sit-in outside Sen. Rob Portman's office looks likely unless the Ohio Republican agrees to a town hall meeting on…
  5. Republicans Aren’t “Sabotaging” Obamacare. It’s Failing On Its Own.

    Thefederalist.com - Politics 06.19 / 19:52 thefederalist.com
    As Obamacare continues its slow-motion collapse, liberals have latched onto an effective talking point: accusing Republicans of 'sabotaging' the law by creating…
  6. Blumenthal to bring Obamacare stories to Senate floor

    Wtnh.com - Connecticut 06.19 / 19:23 wtnh.com
    Monday, Senator Richard Blumenthal was gathering stories at a big public hearing in Hartford. He says his "emergency" public hearings are…
  7. Democrats to halt Senate business over Obamacare repeal

    Politico.com -Politics 06.19 / 18:20 www.politico.com
    Democrats will grind Senate business to a halt in a protest against Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.Beginning Monday night, Democrats will start objecting to all unanimous consent requests in the Senate, according to a Democratic aide. They plan to control the floor of the chamber Monday night and try to force the House-passed health care bill to committee in a bid to further delay it.Without the votes to block Obamacare repeal, Democrats are turning to procedural moves they believe…
  8. Senate Republicans aren't letting facts slow down their march to ending Obamacare

    LATimes-MoneyCompany 06.19 / 17:09 latimes.com
    To the editor: If ever there was a matter of public policy that cries out for nonpartisan expertise, it is the design of a healthcare system. In respect to complexity, resource demands and susceptibility to the undue influence of special interests, our healthcare system surpasses all other…
  9. The health care industry doesn't love Obamacare enough to save it

    CNBC - Politics 06.19 / 17:09 cnbc.com
    Health industry groups generally don't want to jeopardize their ability to shape the rest of the Republican agenda, Vox…
  10. The progressive argument for repealing Obamacare

    Kevinmd.com -Health 06.19 / 15:21 www.kevinmd.com
    President Trump campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Congress, when campaigning for reelection every two years, promised the same. Yet Congress can’t seem to get the job done. First, they needed the House, then the Senate, finally the White House. All delivered to GOP control by the voters. With the reasonable expectation of repeal and […
  11. Week ahead: Senate work on ObamaCare repeal intensifies

    Thehill.com - Health 06.19 / 14:50 thehill.com
    The GOP Senate's work on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare is expected to heat up in the coming week.Senators only have two weeks left in the work period before the Fourth of July recess, which leaders have eyed as a …
  12. Fed report: Obamacare exchange insurance costs double in past four years

    Oklahoma.watchdog.org - Mississippi (MS) 06.19 / 13:43 oklahoma.watchdog.org
    The latest look at Obamacare prices show insurance through the marketplace costs more than twice as much now as it did in 2013. New numbers from the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show health insurance in Illinois that cost $248 a month in 2013, now costs $517 dollars. That’s a 108 percent…
  13. Democrat plans to take on Republican MacArthur, who helped revive Obamacare repeal bill

    New Jersey - Time News 06.19 / 13:21 nj.com
    Rep. Tom MacArthur has a Democratic opponent for his 2018 re-election…
  14. GOP Obamacare Repeal Could Cost Florida 83,000 Jobs, Cut $8.6 Billion from Economy

    Miaminewtimes.com - Miami 06.19 / 12:23 www.miaminewtimes.com
    Let's get one thing out of the way: By most every expert analysis, the American Health Care Act is a moral nightmare and that will seriously harm the poor and defenseless. Cutting $880 billion from Medicaid will bankrupt families and strip coverage from 200,000 poor black and Hispanic kids…
  15. Obamacare in 2018: Many will pay the price of Washington's uncertainty

    Wday.com - Fargo 06.19 / 12:00 wday.com
    WDAY (CNNMoney) -- Newsflash: Obamacare will be around in 2018. But its health will vary widely by state -- and even by county. Many insurers are asking for another…
  16. Obamacare Likely To Stick Around In ’18, But You Won’t Like What You See

    Wmal.com - Washington (WA) 06.19 / 10:59 wmal.com
    Some companies are pulling out altogether, but others are staying in the game - for a…
  17. Obamacare in 2018: Many will pay the price of Washington’s uncertainty

    Gantdaily.com - Pennsylvania (PA) 06.19 / 04:21 gantdaily.com
    Newsflash: Obamacare will be around in 2018. But its health will vary widely by state — and even by county. Many insurers are asking for another round of steep rate increases. Others aren’t even willing to return to the exchanges at all. But some companies say the market is stabilizing, so they plan to stay…
  18. Senate Dems to hold late-night protest Monday over ObamaCare repeal

    Thehill.com - Health 06.18 / 20:52 thehill.com
    Senate Democrats are planning to hold a late-night talkathon Monday to protest the GOP's effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Democrats are expected to speak from the Senate floor until at least midnight protesting the GOP plan—which is…
  19. ObamaCare repeal and the Senate: Where it stands

    Thehill.com - Health 06.18 / 14:11 thehill.com
    It's a key two weeks for Senate Republicans, who are edging closer to a vote as soon as the end of this month on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.Lawmakers have yet to see text of a bill, and are deeply divided over key questions, such…
  20. Alabama's Senate candidates on Obamacare: Repeal, replace or build on

    Al.com-Huntsville 06.18 / 12:51 www.al.com
    Republicans want to repeal Obamacare, but differ on the best way in replacing it. Democrats want to fix the existing 2010 health care law. How Alabama's Senate candidates view one of the most divisive issues in American public policy…