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“I want to make sure that with regard to those people who are currently getting coverage under Medicaid expansion, that we have some options for them,” Mr. Portman said. Continue reading the main story Two other Republican senators, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, went on…

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Ms. Murkowski raised concerns on several levels. She expressed worries about soaring health care costs in rural areas, about women’s access to health care if Planned Parenthood were defunded, and about how the most vulnerable citizens, such as Alaska Natives, would get health care. Those concerns were largely unanswered. “I…

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Mr. McConnell already faced a host of reservations from across the ideological spectrum in his conference. Five Republican senators have said they cannot support the version of the bill that was released last week, and Mr. McConnell can afford to lose only two. Continue reading the main story Before the…

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Senate leaders have been trying to lock down Republican votes by funneling money to red states, engineering a special deal for Alaska and arguing that they could insure more people at a lower cost than the House, which passed a repeal bill last month. Continue reading the main story But…

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So far, five Republican senators have said they cannot vote for the Affordable Care Act repeal as written: Mr. Heller, whose concerns are with the bill’s benefit cuts, and four hard-line conservatives who say the bill is too generous. Continue reading the main story Mr. Heller did not rule out…

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Four others went further. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky all said they would not vote for the bill as currently proposed. Photo Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, said on Thursday that the Senate’s health bill was…

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It would also repeal virtually all the tax increases imposed by the Affordable Care Act to pay for itself, in effect handing a broad tax cut to the affluent, paid for by billions of dollars sliced from Medicaid, a health care program that serves one in five Americans, not only…

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• He was at a baseball practice with other lawmakers and staff members preparing for a charity game when the attack happened. Continue reading the main story • Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, said two law enforcement officers and a congressional aide were among the injured. • Mr. Brooks…

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Mr. Sanders rallied his youthful, often-raucous coalition Saturday night at a gathering named the “People’s Summit,” where supporters hailed him in worshipful language. One Colorado couple hauled a small banner through the hangar-size McCormick Place, pleading with Mr. Sanders, a still-independent Vermont senator, to create a new “People’s Party.” Continue…

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