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Big insurance lobby group, Blue Cross Blue Shield oppose Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal

The insurance industry’s leading lobbying group and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of health plans on Wednesday said they oppose the last-ditch Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ABOVE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE Both America’s Health Insurance Plans and BCBSA said the Graham-Cassidy bill could further destabilize the individual insurance market. The groups warned ...

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Sen. Graham overheard on phone call imploring colleague to vote for GOP health bill

In an overheard phone call Wednesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham leaned on a fellow senator to back his GOP health care bill despite “all its imperfections.” PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER ABOVE TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE Graham called the “Obamacare” repeal bill he co-authored a “historic opportunity” and asserted: “We’re going to vote. Everyone will be held accountable.” Graham made his ...

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Obamacare repeal bill will head to vote in Senate next week, GOP leader says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to bring a last-ditch bill to repeal and replace big parts of Obamacare to a vote in the Senate next week, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday. “It is the leader’s intention to consider Graham-Cassidy on the floor next week,” McConnell’s spokesman said. But it remained unclear Wednesday whether McConnell has lined ...

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Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independently

DARIEN, IL – A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently. Results show that preterm children displayed more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night and breathing problems, compared with those born at full term. However, a lower degree ...

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Senators fail to reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare repair

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said on Tuesday that he had failed to reach an agreement with Democrats on a bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets. In a statement, Alexander said he and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray “have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus among Republicans and Democrats to put a bill in ...

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Pence says Trump administration fully backs Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal, but 10 governors oppose

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said the Trump administration fully supports a last-ditch Senate bill to gut and replace Obamacare — but 10 governors of both parties immediately afterward called on Senate leaders to not even consider that legislation. The dueling views came as the clock kept ticking toward to a Sept. 30 deadline for passage of the Graham-Cassidy ...

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US Senate to hold hearing on Republican health-care proposal

A powerful U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on the latest proposed healthcare bill to overhaul Obamacare next week, the first public hearing all year on any Republican effort to gut the healthcare law. Orrin Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said on Monday the hearing would take place on Sept. 25 to “examine the details ...

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