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The “three phase” plan promise: Will Republicans vote yes?

With a House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) looming, it’s unclear if Republicans have enough support to advance the bill, which many say doesn't do enough to adequately repeal and replace Obamacare. To garner support, Republicans are calling on their colleagues to look at the bigger picture: The AHCA is only the first step in a three-phase plan to reform American health care.

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CBO's cost estimate on the AHCA: What it means

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yesterday afternoon--a significant first step in the legislative process.

The report measures key criteria that will help members of Congress decide how to cast their vote on the bill, or if the bill should be brought up for a vote at all. It includes the AHCA’s impact on the federal budget and debt, the number of Americans covered, and the cost of health care coverage.

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Amendments to the AHCA: Can Republicans draw enough support?

In what can be seen as a normal step in the legislative process, Republicans released a set of amendments to their proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) last night. Many believe that these and possibly other amendments to the current bill will be necessary to draw enough Republican support to advance the bill through a House vote, which is set to take place this Thursday.

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Trump and health care: What the president’s address tells us

Last night, Trump made his first address to a joint session of Congress. He covered a lot of ground, from immigration to national security to spending. But one thing that everyone was listening carefully for, from Congress to the American people, was a definitive plan for health care reform.

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