NY Times: Seeing Opening, House G.O.P. Pushes Delay on Individual Mandate in Health Law

By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ROBERT PEAR Published: July 9, 2013  WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Tuesday seized on the Obama administration’s one-year delay of a mandate for larger employers to offer health insurance or face penalties, demanding the same postponement for the mandate on individual insurance purchases and promising a series of showdowns aimed at dividing Democrats … Continue reading

The Washington Times: GOP lawmaker: Congress has the tools to replace ‘Obamacare’

By Tom Howell Jr. The Washington Times Wednesday, June 5, 2013   Enlarge Photo Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, attends a breakfast hosted by the Christian …more >   A Georgia congressman said Wednesday he will try, once again, to push a health care bill that offers a “patient-centered” alternative to President Obama’s sweeping reforms — one that … Continue reading

The Hill: GOP bill hits alleged ObamaCare exemption talks

By Elise Viebeck – 04/26/13 03:57 PM ET Republicans introduced a bill Friday in response to allegations that top congressional officials are seeking to exempt Capitol Hill from ObamaCare’s health insurance exchanges. The measure from Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) would require that all federal employees — including the president, vice president and Cabinet … Continue reading

Reuters: Republican leaders withdraw healthcare bill amid conservative concerns

WASHINGTON | Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:46pm EDT (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Wednesday withdrew a bill that would change the Obama administration’s healthcare law amid conservative concerns that the legislation was replacing one big government program with another. The House cleared the way to debate the bill, which was designed to … Continue reading

California Healthline: White House Issues Veto Warning on GOP Bill To Extend High-Risk Pools

On Tuesday, the White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy warning that President Obama would veto a House Republican bill (HR 1549) that would shift funds under the Affordable Care Act to sustain the ACA’s temporary high-risk insurance pool program through the end of the year if it reaches his desk, AP/U-T San Diego reports. The House is … Continue reading

California Healthline: White House Issues Veto Warning on GOP Bill To Extend High-Risk Pools

On Tuesday, the White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy warning that President Obama would veto a House Republican bill (HR 1549) that would shift funds under the Affordable Care Act to sustain the ACA’s temporary high-risk insurance pool program through the end of the year if it reaches his desk, AP/U-T San Diego reports. The House is … Continue reading

The Hill: GOP seeks $4B for ObamaCare program

By Sam Baker – 04/17/13 07:52 PM ET House Republicans are trying to pump $4 billion into an ObamaCare program. The Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill Wednesday to beef up funding for the healthcare law’s high-risk insurance pools, which have stopped accepting new patients due to a lack of funding. The additional money for … Continue reading

The Hill: GOP fast tracks bill to fortify ObamaCare’s high-risk pools

By Elise Viebeck – 04/16/13 10:14 AM ET House Republicans are moving quickly on a new bill to strengthen ObamaCare’s temporary insurance plan for people with pre-existing conditions.  The Helping Sick Americans Now Act (H.R. 1549) was introduced late Monday and is scheduled for a mark-up Wednesday in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  The measure … Continue reading

The Hill: GOP members question healthcare ‘navigators’

By Julian Hattem – 04/12/13 02:21 PM ET House Republicans want more information about the Obama administration’s $54 million grants to help people navigate the new insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, six GOP members of the Energy and Commerce Committee wrote a letter asking Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seven … Continue reading

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