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It's Up To McCain: Republicans' Last Ditch Push To Repeal Obamacare Gains Momentum

Update from Bloomberg: McCain still on the fence:

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CBO Blames Trump: Sees 20% Surge In 2018 Obamacare Premiums If Subsidies Removed

At the request of Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Budget Office has just released a study intended to better understand the potential economic impacts that would result from the cancellation of taxpayer funded Obamacare subsidies (a.k.a. "cost-sharing reductions" or "CSRs").  The report is entitled "The Effects of Terminating Payments for Cost-Sharing Reductions," and, among other things finds that cutting CSRs would cause a 20% spike in Obamacare premiums in 2018 and result in a $194 billion increase in the deficit from 2017 through 2026.

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Trump Threatens To End Obamacare Payments And "Insurance Bailouts" Unless Repeal Passes

With the Senate having failed to repeal Obamacare, after a critical "Nay" vote by John McCain crushed Trump's biggest campaign promise shortly after midnight on Thursday, Trump is plans to kill Obamacare slowly, and this time he has vowed to take insurance companies and members of Congress down with it.

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CBO: Straight Repeal Of Obamacare Would Increase Uninsured By 32 Million

One month after the CBO scored the now defunct Senate healthcare bill, forecasting it would increase the number of uninsured by 22 million while cutting the budget deficit by $321 billion over the next ten years, moments ago the CBO released its latest score of what a straight repeal of Obamacare would look like. In short, doing away with the Affordable Care Act, would increase the number of uninsured by 32 million by 2026, while reducing the budget deficit by $473 billion in the CBO's view.

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GOP Leadership To Health-Care Holdouts: "Do You Really Want To Be Remembered For Saving Obamacare?"

With Chuck Todd reporting that as many as eight Republican Senators are leaning toward voting against Trumpcare, the Republicans’ Senate leadership faces a difficult road if it intends to accomplish its ambitious goal of sending the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the week.

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