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  • WASHINGTON— Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. John McCain, whose announcement Friday that he would not vote...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) faces reporters following a weekly lunch meeting with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    There's just so much bad blood between Republicans and Democrats now, Veda Partners' Spencer Perlman told CNBC.

  • John McCain for opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. John McCain and oppose the party's latest proposal to overhaul the health care system. Sanders is praising McCain's for using his "conscience" in opposing the plan, but says the struggle to stop the GOP bill is not over.

  • John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. "I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain said of the bill,...

  • WASHINGTON— With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by Sept. 30 in the Senate or face the prospect of a Democratic filibuster.

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as he boards the Senate subway in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

    Sen. Lamar Alexander said he and Democratic Senator Patty Murray "have worked hard and in good faith, but have not found the necessary consensus."

  • Vice President Mike Pence

    A slew of health-care groups have announced their opposition to the Graham-Cassidy repeal-and-replace bill.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law:. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "Obamacare," with Senate leaders and President Donald Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation.

  • WASHINGTON— Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by...

  • WASHINGTON— Average premiums for individually purchased health insurance will grow around 15 percent next year, largely because of marketplace nervousness over whether President Donald Trump will block federal subsidies to insurers, Congress' nonpartisan fiscal analyst projected Thursday. The Congressional Budget Office estimate comes as Trump has...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The U.S. Congress was wrestling with healthcare again on Tuesday, as lawmakers from both parties considered some approaches beyond simply repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans' last attempt in July to overturn former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law fell one short in the Senate in a humiliating...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it. The 30- member Senate panel, which allocates federal funds to various...

  • Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

    A number of senators want to guarantee key payments to insurers that compensate them for discounts given to many Obamacare customers.

  • The nation's top six health insurers reported $6 billion in adjusted profits for the second quarter, up 29 percent from a year ago.

  • A medical doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope at a CCI Health and Wellness Services health center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

    "Without payment of these cost-sharing reductions Americans will be hurt," said Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of a key health committee.

  • Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

    It is notable because the Senate did not hold open hearings during its effort to repeal Obamacare in recent weeks.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- The chairman of the U.S. Senate health committee on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to drop his threat to cut government subsidy payments to insurers that make Obamacare plans affordable and allow the payments through September. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said his committee would begin bipartisan hearings on...

  • *President hopes lunch will strengthen Republican resolve. Trump told 49 senators who came to a White House lunch that they should not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...