The Best Ways to Make Your Voice Heard About the New Health Care Bill

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Spread the loveTweet You probably haven’t heard much about the Senate’s version of the health care bill, because a small committee has been working on it in secret. They’re currently…


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How House Bill Would Dismantle an Array of Dodd-Frank Reforms

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Spread the loveTweet Bankruptcy for Banks The legislation would remove Dodd-Frank’s so-called orderly liquidation authority, which provides regulators with a process for winding down large financial institutions in distress. It…


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How Much Trump Is Good for the G.O.P. in House Races?

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Spread the loveTweet Some of the biggest players on the right are involved. The Koch network, the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and various socially conservative and…


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Republicans, Pushing Aside Trump’s Budget, Find Few Alternatives

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Spread the loveTweet But the drastic reordering of government that Mr. Trump has embraced includes many measures long sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill, including adding work requirements for food-stamp…


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On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

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Spread the loveTweet Senator Thad Cochran, Republican of Mississippi and the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, hinted at Republican plans to look at the budget cycle as a way to…


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Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine

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Spread the loveTweet The outsize economic role of the American health care industry heightens the risks posed by the Republicans’ effort in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enacted…


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Public Health: The House Passed Its Health Care Bill. Now the Scorekeepers Will Weigh In.

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Spread the loveTweet During the debate over the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the budget office played a central role. Many Democratic lawmakers would not vote for the bill without…


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On Washington: Has the G.O.P. Kicked Open a Health Care ‘Hornet’s Nest’?

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Spread the loveTweet “Republicans kicked a hornet’s nest, and it is not too soon to begin saying goodbye to some of my Republican colleagues from moderate districts, because this will…


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The Most Important Things They Don’t Want You to Know About the Health Care Bill

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Spread the loveTweet Greg Walden, R-Ore. (speaking), Billy Long, R-Mo., left, and Fred Upton, R-Mich., right, hope their last-minute amendment will distract you from the awfulness discussed below. (AP Photo/Susan…


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Public Health: Extra Billions for Health Bill? Researchers Say It’s Still Not Enough

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Spread the loveTweet So the real question is: Is $138 billion enough to fund high-risk pools? Answering the question precisely is difficult because the bill doesn’t explain exactly how these…


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