After first saying this week that the ACA should be allowed to fall apart, President Donald Trump urged GOP senators Wednesday to revive their efforts to reach consensus on a plan that would both repeal and replace portions of the ACA.
But that proposal already appears to be dead - with three senators voicing their opposition to it - even though Mr McConnell appears to still be moving forward with his latest plan.
Should the repeal take effect, the CBO predicts, insurers will leave the Obamacare individual marketplace in droves.
Such a plan would be similar to the cost-sharing reductions that are now in Obamacare, and that lower out-of-pocket costs for people making between 100 percent and 250 percent of the poverty level.
Congress has spent months this year on health care.
We asked professor Timothy Hoff, an expert in healthcare systems and health policy, to examine the current healthcare landscape and assess the health of "Obamacare"-where it's working, and if it could fail".
The parade of revisions and different versions can get confusing, but Senate leaders have said they still plan to push for a vote next week. And if Congress ever does repeal the Affordable Care Act, they'd get equal or better coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, provided they keep their high-paying jobs - an open question, because elections are coming. So far the White House has continued to pay those subsidies, but the discussion of ending them has increased uncertainty among insurers who offer plans through the Obamacare market.
Kuchar preparations had him ready for Birkdale test
Koepka couldn't make any inroads as the rain continued to fall, leaving Spieth once more in pole position. Spieth never looked as if he was under any stress, except for his tee shot into the bunker on No. 8.
The real Rory McIlroy stands up to be counted
Playing partner Matt Kuchar , still in search of his first major title at 39, stands just two behind Spieth at 7-under-par. Open turned in a superb 65, his second such number for the week, to move to 11 under through 54 holes.
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There can scarcely have been a day like it at any major championship and for Grace it was one that he will never forget. McIlroy hasn't won a major since the PGA Championship in 2014 - a streak of 10 - and doesn't have a victory in 2017.
'Dunkirk' is a spectacular World War II epic
The movie clearly brings out Nolan's signature style and his harrowing narration of war, which is just spectacular. Now, it's also the basis of jaw-dropping, edge-of-your-seat action film Dunkirk .
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One of the best defenseman in hockey, Chelios was traded to the Detroit Red Wings after nine productive seasons in Chicago . Lopez is a talented big man on a good contract and Grant has some solid backup point guard upside.
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Kuchar stopped and said to Spieth, "This is pretty cool to be here, walking up the last hole of a British Open ". Thus a par on the last hole and 37 strokes over the final nine holes left him feeling less than excited.
Branden Grace shoots record-low 62 at British Open
Of the first 61 players, 34 broke par , including the 62 by Brendan Steele that set a record for major championship play. And finally, there Ian Poulter who goes into the weekend chasing but who's certainly entertaining dreams of his own .
Woodland moving up at the British Open
His renowned putting ability came to the fore at the 11th, a 30-foot birdie taking him clear again at the top of the leaderboard . O'Meara's opening drive on the notoriously tough first hole at Royal Birkdale rode the wind into the gorse bushes on the right.