Obamacare: US senate votes down ‘skinny repeal’ of health bill after revolt by John McCain

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Senators argued late into the night but a partial healthcare repeal was defeated with the maverick Arizona senator proving crucial for the loss Arizona senator John McCain provided a historic and critical vote to torpedo the Obamacare repeal bill and with it Donald Trumps legislative agenda in a night of high drama on Capitol Hill. […]

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US senate vote on ‘skinny’ repeal of Obamacare goes down to the wire

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Some holdout Republicans had agreed to vote for repeal only on condition that it will trigger a congressional conference committee Senate Republican leaders unveiled their so-called skinny repeal bill denounced by conservatives as a fraud and a disaster in an eleventh-hour push to pass a pared-down repeal of the Affordable Care Act. After three days […]

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Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare | Jill Abramson

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Trumps attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare leaves Baby Boomers approaching retirement with nervous jitters Last week, as the Senate was still trying to deny health care to 22 million fellow Americans, a friend asked me whether I would choose to live forever if I could. We were discussing Silicon Valley billionaires and their investments […]

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Why the world should pay attention to Americas civil war over healthcare

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Proposed changes to healthcare system go much further than NHS privatization and exposes lack of social solidarity in America For observers around the world, Tuesdays setback for Senate Republicans in their attempt to reverse Barack Obamas healthcare reforms may seem like another perplexing chapter in Americas checkered history with the issue. While Britain and other […]

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The healthcare gap: how can a child die of toothache in the US?

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The long read: When a 12-year-old boy lost his life as a result of an untreated tooth abscess in Maryland in 2007, his story revealed how hard it can be for people on low incomes to get the dental care they are entitled to On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named […]

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Barack Obama urges Congress to find political courage and defend his healthcare reforms

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Former president avoids mentioning Donald Trump as he implores Republicans to speak the truth even against their own party For the first time since leaving office, President replacement of Obamacare with a 217-212 vote, a long-promised goal of Republicans who have decried the bill since its passing. The former president was awarded the Profiles of […]

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