May 5, 2014

House GOP Faces Challenges In Drafting ACA Alternative.

The Washington Examiner Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/5, Drucker) reports that “progress toward a consensus Obamacare alternative remains slow for House Republicans, as the working group charged with drafting the proposal addresses myriad political and policy challenges.” The piece notes that “the challenge for House Republicans is finding a plan that can garner 218 GOP votes, as few Democrats, if any, are likely to support the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.”
GOP US Senate Candidates In Iowa Say ACA Repeal Is One Of Top Priorities. The Quad-City (IA) Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/5) reports that “in interviews with PBS news anchor Judy Woodruff in front of the Iowa Broadcast News Association in Cedar Rapids on Saturday and in a debate that followed, the five candidates for the GOP nomination to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin indicated repealing Obamacare is one of their top priorities if elected in November.”
Democratic US Senate Candidate In South Dakota Suggests “Medicare-For-All” Option. The Yankton (SD) Press & Dakotan Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/5) reports that “a day after all five Republican U.S. Senate candidates appeared in Yankton for a Lincoln Day Dinner, Democratic hopeful Rick Weiland held a town hall meeting Saturday in the community to focus on issues such as health care and campaign financing.” Weiland commented, “We got a few things with the Affordable Care Act that I think were really good.” He added, “My problem with the Affordable Care Act is, it is not affordable enough.” Weiland “suggested a Medicare-for-all option could be offered by having those who want it pay an extra premium besides what comes out of their paycheck for the program.”
Original Posting from Bulletin Healthcare.