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  • The new version of the bill did little to assuage concerns of moderate Republicans, who worried that its deep cuts to Medicaid would harm their most vulnerable residents. The Senate added a number of changes to the bill in an attempt to win more support. Senior Republican Senate aides said the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office would assess a version of...

  • July 13- Wall Street rose modestly on Thursday afternoon, helped by gains in financials ahead of profit reports from several big U.S. banks Friday. The S&P 500 healthcare index was up 0.23 percent, showing little reaction to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's unveiling of a revised healthcare bill. "Even if this bill is passed, there will be multiple...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- Senate Republican leaders, aiming to salvage efforts backed by President Donald Trump to dismantle the Obamacare law, unveiled on Thursday revised legislation that lets insurers sell cheap, bare-bones healthcare policies and retains key taxes on the wealthy. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, known as a skillful tactician,...

  • NBC: Sen. Rand Paul a

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche report the latest on the health-care draft bill discusses by GOP senators in Sen. Mitch McConnell's office earlier.

  • Rand Paul sounds ready to kill the Senate health-care bill

    Vox writer Dylan Scott says Rand Paul sounds ready to back his words up and vote against the GOP health-care bill.

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, known as a skillful tactician, released the updated legislation in a bid to unite disparate Republican factions and make good on his party's seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. The proposal replaces an earlier one that deeply divided Trump's...

  • Obamacare is 'a ticking time bomb': Sen. McConnell

    Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks on the floor of Congress about health care and the failures on Obamacare.

  • Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

    On Senate's revised health-care bill, Rand Paul has said it's "the same as the old bill," Vox reports.

  • Brian Sandoval says the measure hasn't changed that much and that he remains concerned it would phase out financing for the Medicaid expansion that's helped Nevada residents. Still, two senators, moderate Susan Collins of Maine and conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky, say they aren't supporting the bill. Brian Sandoval says the new Senate health care bill...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- U.S. Senate Republican leaders are expected to unveil a new version of their legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, amid continued feuding among lawmakers over what should go in the bill and uncertainty over its prospects. John Cornyn, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, told Reuters in a Capitol hallway many senators had come to...

  • Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a news conference following party policy lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 11, 2017.

    Senate leadership is expected to unveil its newest healthcare bid Thursday in a bid to unite the party behind appealing the ACA.

  • Medicaid vital to 70 million Americans: Jared Bernstein, former VP Biden advisor

    At the end of the day it's a political decision, says Jared Bernstein, former Vice President Biden economic advisor, weighing in on expected changes in the Republican health care bill. And Betsy McCaughey, former New York lieutenant governor, points out Medicaid is "crowding out" other service and there needs to be a way to control the program's growth.

  • What to expect from GOP's amended health care plan

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche takes a look at what to expect when Republicans unveil changes to its health care bill and whether there will be enough votes to pass the legislation.

  • Can GOP 'get the politics right' on health care bill? Hoover Institution's Lanhee Chen

    Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution, provides insight to the Trump agenda and the Republican's health care revisions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- U.S. Senate Republican leaders are expected to unveil a new version of their legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, amid continued feuding among lawmakers over what should go in the bill and uncertainty over its prospects. John Cornyn, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, told Reuters in a Capitol hallway many senators had come to...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." President Donald Trump declared a day earlier that failure would make him "very angry" and that he would blame Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky.. Susan Collins of Maine...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be "very angry" if the Senate fails to pass a revamped Republican health care bill and said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must "pull it off," intensifying pressure on party leaders laboring to win over unhappy GOP senators and preserve the teetering measure. Trump's remarks came a day before McConnell, R-...

  • Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a news conference following party policy lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 11, 2017.

    The Senate leadership intentionally drafted its health care bill entirely out of public view, Vox reports.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD), speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 27, 2017.

    U.S. Senate Republicans said Tuesday they will seek to bring their health-care overhaul to the Senate floor next week after a lengthy intraparty struggle.

  • *Fed chair to testify to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. *Bank of Canada interest rate decision awaited. TOKYO, July 12- The dollar edged down to 14- month lows against the euro in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors, already wary ahead Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony, digested emails released by President Donald Trump's eldest son...