Monday, July 03, 2017

REPUBLICAN AGENDA - Trumpcare 2.0 Update

"CBO score estimating 22 million uninsured adds to difficult math for Senate health care bill" PBS NewsHour 6/26/2017


SUMMARY:  The Senate GOP's health care bill would lead to 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday.  That's slightly better than the CBO score for the House version of the bill.  But there's a rising tide of opposition that may make it difficult to get it passed.  Lisa Desjardins and Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News join John Yang.

"Conservatives are targeting the wrong things to bring down health care costs, says hospital system CEO" PBS NewsHour 6/26/2017


SUMMARY:  Every major hospital group has criticized the health care bill crafted by Senate Republicans, especially for deep reductions in Medicaid spending for the poor and those with disabilities.  At the Spotlight Health Conference at the Aspen Institute, Judy Woodruff talked to Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, to get his take on the health care bill and more.

"Sen. Blunt: Hard to get 50 senators to pass health bill" PBS NewsHour 6/30/2017


SUMMARY:  With the July 4th recess hours away, Republican lawmakers are scrambling to draft a new version of their bill before leaving Washington.  Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo) about the chances of reaching a compromise on the Senate bill, as well as his reaction to President Trump's tweet attacks.

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