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Rand Paul

Rand Paul
United States Senator for Kentucky

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  • Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.

    Four Republican senators announced they will not support the Senate's current Obamacare replacement plan and will push for changes.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. America's Essential Hospitals says the version the Senate released Thursday might lead to hospitals reducing services or closing. The American Medical Association is still reviewing the plan, but says it strongly opposes limits on Medicaid spending.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, followed by Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaves a Republican meeting on healthcare, Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    GOP leaders have to get at least 50 Republican senators to back the legislation to win passage.

  • The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. House of Representatives that tied them solely to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said. Some of the Senate bill's provisions could be political land mines, with individual senators' reactions crucial...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his lieutenants have worked in secret for weeks on the bill, which is expected to curb Obamacare's expanded Medicaid help for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people for private insurance. The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his lieutenants have worked in secret for weeks on the bill, which is expected to curb Obamacare's expanded Medicaid help for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people for private insurance. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions. Four conservative GOP...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- A healthcare bill being released by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to income, a "major improvement" from a healthcare overhaul...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- Republican senators voiced concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as their party's leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

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