Articles by Anna Edgerton, Anna Edney and Billy House

House Passes Obamacare Repeal, 217-213; Senate Support in Doubt

House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from President Donald Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. The …

Republicans Schedule Health Insurance Vote for Today

House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on their long-stalled Obamacare repeal measure, setting up a high-stakes test given the continuing doubts about whether they have enough votes to guarantee passage. “We’re going to pass it,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy …

Spending Deal Keeping Government Open Undermines Trump’s Wish List

U.S. House and Senate negotiators reached a bipartisan deal on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that largely tracks with Democratic priorities and rejects most of President Donald Trump’s wish list, including money to begin building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican …

Republicans Not Ready to Vote on Obamacare Replacement Bill

House GOP leaders aren’t ready to hold a vote this week on their stalled healthcare bill, despite intense pressure from the White House to deliver on a long-promised repeal of Obamacare. “We’ve been making great progress, and when we have …

House Republicans Report Progress on Another Health Plan to Replace Obamacare

The conservative House Freedom Caucus that helped derail the GOP’s effort last month to repeal Obamacare has formally endorsed a revised measure, potentiality giving it a new lease on life. “While the revised version still does not fully repeal Obamacare, …

Trump Ends Negotiations, Demands Vote on Republican Healthcare Bill

The Trump administration doubled down on its demand that House Republican leaders hold a vote Friday on their embattled healthcare bill without any changes and with lingering uncertainty about whether they have enough support to pass the measure. “After seven …

White House, Republicans Weigh Benefits Changes to Health Care Bill

The White House is talking with House conservatives about last-minute changes to the embattled GOP health-care bill aimed at wooing enough holdouts to secure House passage. Lawmakers and Trump administration officials are discussing revisions to “essential benefits” requirements in Obamacare, …

Trump Backs Republican Health Plan Blasted by Conservatives

President Donald Trump threw his weight behind a House Republican plan to replace Obamacare, even as conservatives mounted their own savage attack on the bill, with one Republican senator declaring it “dead on arrival” in the Senate. Trump held a …

Republicans’ Replacement for Obamacare Taking Shape

Republican lawmakers expect that their Obamacare replacement will result in fewer Americans covered by health insurance, a fact that’s likely to increase blowback amid growing support for the program. New details of the plan are beginning to emerge, described by …

Rep. Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice to Lead Health Agency

President-elect Donald Trump said he’ll nominate U.S. Representative Tom Price, one of the main architects of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the first of multiple Cabinet announcements expected …