On Thursday, when the House passed the American Health Care Act, the long list of those endangered by Republican ideologues and an unprincipled administration expanded to include women and babies like those I’ve cared for as a nurse in a busy hospital in Northern Virginia.
By combining two shots of conservative orthodoxy with one overflowing progressive one, and stirring slowly, it is not at all far-fetched to envision an endgame cocktail for our health care system that covers everyone, decreases costs, and can pass Congress.
WASHINGTON — The Senate will delay votes on a bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell , announced Saturday night, because of a new obstacle to winning enough support for one of the Republican Party ‘s most cherished goals.
WASHINGTON — Two of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is unworkable in any form,” delivering a blow to party leaders’ efforts to win support for their legislation.
At the same time, it obliged insurance companies to offer standardized policies that provided a comprehensive set of benefits, banned them from turning away people with preëxisting conditions, and placed strict limits on how much more they could charge older people.