Thursday, 29 June, 2017

This week in Congress: Health care, Russia and an eye on Georgia

Obamacare in 2018 Many will pay the price Scott Olson Getty Images
Craig Ferguson | 20 June, 2017, 01:13

Groups fighting the Republican drive to replace Obamacare say they're anxious that investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail the GOP health-care bill. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and comes with ticket prices ranging from $250 to $2,500.

To the Editor: While all eyes were on James Comey, Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader, set about destroying health care coverage for Americans.

While Senate Republicans are drafting their healthcare plan behind closed doors, they've given reporters a general idea of what might be in it. It won't continue progress toward health-care coverage for all Americans made under Obamacare, but will do considerable harm. If McConnell puts a bill on the Senate floor using the fast-track process to avoid a filibuster, they want Democrats to delay debate by offering numerous amendments.

Submitting a series of unanimous consent requests "to attempt to force the House-passed healthcare bill to committee, delay" a series of votes on the legislation, "and increase transparency, forcing Republicans to publicly defend their 'no hearings strategy'".

"I don't know about shutting the Senate down". But they were also promised that most of the new customers would be "young invincibles" - healthy Americans between 18-35 who would jump at the chance to purchase cheap, subsidized insurance.

If the Senate's version of Trumpcare resembles the one passed by the House last month, it could pose a significant threat to women's health. However, Republican President Donald Trump last week urged the Senate to pass a more generous replacement program.

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital
Scalise will require additional operations, Sava said, adding that it's hard to predict how long he will be in the hospital. But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations.

Justin Thomas, pink trousers and all, drains incredible putt at US Open
Scoring has been surprisingly low all week, but Thomas' nine birdies and an eagle helped him become just the second player in U.S. Already one under for the day after four holes, Thomas found the target with a remarkable putt that broke at a 90-degree angle.

MLB Draft day 3: There's even more drafting, apparently
At 142nd overall, his slot value calls for a $356,900 payday, which may or may not be enough for him to forgo going to college. Valdosta High pitcher DL Hall was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with 21st pick of the 2017 MLB Draft on Monday evening.

Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) has been working on a plan that directs more tax credit help to pay for insurance toward people with low incomes and older Americans. Sen.

The fight for healthcare reform is a more prominent issue than alleged ties with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice, aides told Politico, but moderate Republicans, however, have said the comment could help them pass the health legislation. While the final text has not yet been revealed, Republican leadership is hopeful they will pass the measure before July 4.

Democrats object to closed-door meetings that Republicans have held in recent weeks to craft legislation to replace Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Write to Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Bob Corker (R-South Carolina), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana).

McConnell's office did not respond to a request for comment over his fundraising schedule. Democrats have gotten sparse attendance at press conferences to highlight the House bill's impact on Obamacare's insurance exchanges, Medicaid funds for opioid treatment, and women's health.

That's not going to happen in the Senate where non-expansion Republicans have argued that Medicaid-expansion states shouldn't be allowed to keep more federal money. Some Republicans are admitting that any effort to open up would simply provide an opportunity for Democrats to criticize the bill.

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