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  1. The GOP Is Throwing a Hail Mary on Obamacare RepealIt will require speed and stealth, cooperation from CBO, and a rubber-stamp House vote, but the Graham-Cassidy bill has a slim chance of becoming law.
  2. The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a DitchIt’s an underfunded version of an earlier plan to let states control health-care policy. But Graham-Cassidy is probably a bill whose time has passed.
  3. Heller’s Hamlet Act on Health Care Bombing Back HomeFor a long time Dean Heller looked likely to thwart his party’s drive for health-care legislation. Then he flipped back, but the GOP failed anyway.
  4. What If McCain Had Said ‘Yes’ to the ‘Skinny Repeal’?If the climactic vote on the “skinny repeal” had gone the other way, the result would have probably been the same: GOP failure, with much time lost.
  5. Maybe There’s No Light at the End the Tunnel for the GOP Health Bill After AllAll the tactical brilliance that has kept unpopular and divisive GOP health care legislation alive disguises a fatal strategic blindness.
  6. Keeping the ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill From Getting Fat Won’t Be Easy for GOPThe point of “skinny repeal” of Obamacare is to enact a bare-bones bill to shape in committee. Bulking up could be fatal.
  7. Senate Democrats Call BS on the GOP’s Devious Health-Care DebateKnowing McConnell plans to unveil a new health-care bill at the 11th hour, Schumer won’t push amendments to legislation the GOP has already abandoned.
  8. Senate Is Rejecting Two Years’ Worth of GOP Health-Care PolicyThe GOP-controlled Senate is rejecting its own rhetoric on health care.
  9. A Look at the Procedural Madness of the Senate Health-Care DebateThe process is arcane; the outcome, unpredictable.
  10. ‘Skinny Repeal’ Could Be Final Effort to Sell Trumpcare — Whatever Trumpcare IsThe GOP figures out new ways to delay making painful decisions about health-care policy.
  11. McConnell Schedules Leap-Into-the-Unknown Health-Care Vote for TuesdayIt could be a bluff, or McConnell may have something up his sleeve, but at this point, it seems he’s planning a vote he’ll probably lose.
  12. Six Questions About the Senate Health-Care Bill As the Endgame ApproachesThe GOP is still struggling for votes to bring up health-care legislation. If that succeeds, the deal-making and rules-breaking will get serious.
  13. Senate Parliamentarian May Have Dealt Last, No-Kidding-Final Blow to TrumpcareBy excluding from Trumpcare indispensable features, the Senate parliamentarian has probably killed the bill unless McConnell nukes her rulings.
  14. Here Is Where Things Stand With the Senate Health-Care BillMcConnell doesn’t have the votes to pass any version of it. But, in theory, he does have an incredibly narrow path to success.
  15. Another Day, Another Scary CBO Score of Another Trumpcare BillThe latest version of Trumpcare would cost 22 million people health coverage, just like its predecessor, but McConnell has some room to maneuver.
  16. Despite Trump’s Demands, No Miraculous Health-Care Breakthrough for GOP SenatorsThe president seems to think more time and effort will overcome the divisions among Senate Republicans on health care. So far, no signs he’s right.
  17. CBO Says Repealing Obamacare Without a Replacement Would Be a DisasterCBO says a “straight repeal” would cost 32 million their health coverage while doubling premiums.
  18. Trumpcare’s ‘Orphans’ Must Search for New HomesSeveral provisions conservatives hitched to Obamacare repeal will need new legislative vehicles now that Trumpcare has crashed.
  19. Now What? Democrats Must Decide How to Exploit the Collapse of Trumpcare.Democrats could go small or big or refuse cooperation at all. But the party needs a strategy to deal with its sudden leverage over health-care policy.
  20. The Best GOP Reactions to the Death of TrumpcareIt wasn’t the happiest day for Republicans.
  21. The Long, Winding Road to Republicans’ Failure on ObamacareIt’s been quite a ride, hasn’t it?
  22. Senate GOP to Try Doomed Vote on ‘Straight Repeal’ of ObamacareNow that Trumpcare is all but dead, McConnell will give conservatives their “straight repeal” vote, and then move on to tax and budget legislation.
  23. No, Filibusters Aren’t Keeping 50 Republican Senators From Reaching AgreementSean Duffy (like Donald Trump) wants to blame the threat of filibusters for blocking GOP bills. But the big ones aren’t subject to filibusters.
  24. Did the ‘Kodiak Kickback’ Buy Lisa Murkowski’s Vote for Trumpcare?No state has gotten more special treatment from the Senate (and the administration) than Murkowski’s Alaska. If it’s not enough, Trumpcare’s dead.
  25. Vote on GOP Health-Care Bill Delayed While McCain Recovers from Sudden SurgeryMcCain is expected to recover, but the same can’t be said for the GOP’s haphazard efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  26. Insurers, Governors Join Ranks of People Who Hate the GOP Health-Care BillAnd yet, it still might pass in the next few days.
  27. How Many Millions Losing Health Coverage Will GOP ‘Moderates’ Find Acceptable?Soon Republican centrists will have to decide if big insurance losses due to Medicaid cuts are okay after all.
  28. McConnell’s Two-Faced Approach to Health-Care ReformBy giving conservatives long-term Medicaid cuts and then telling moderates they won’t be implemented, McConnell may be too clever for his own good.
  29. Mitch McConnell Running Out of Time, Money, and Luck in Effort to Pass TrumpcareHe apparently doesn’t have the funds or flexibility to get to 50 votes.
  30. McConnell Scrubs Half the Senate’s August Recess As GOP Scrambles to Save AgendaWill the extra time enable Republicans to come up with a health-care bill 50 senators support? Or deals on taxes and the budget?
  31. It’s Looking Bad for Trumpcare, But Expect One More Big PushSo long as CBO gives the revised bill a better “score,” one last chance to repeal Obamacare could be appealing to all of the GOP’s factions.
  32. Some Republicans Dislike Health Insurance So Much They Don’t Mind If You Lose ItA dirty little secret of GOP health policy is conservatives’ desire for a 1950s-style system with high out-of-pocket costs and limited insurance.
  33. Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPInitially praised as brilliant, Cruz’s idea of letting insurers offer cheap, skimpy health plans is now looking like a deadly threat to sick people.
  34. Will Medicaid Cuts in Senate Health-Care Bill Ever Be Implemented?Mitch McConnell asked conservatives to accept short-term Medicaid concessions in exchange for long-term cuts. They now fear cuts will never happen.
  35. Senate GOP Has Asked CBO to Score 2 Versions of Revised Health-Care Bill: ReportIt appears that versions with and without Senator Ted Cruz’s proposed amendment have been sent off for analysis.
  36. The Return of the Repeal-and-Delay Strategy for Killing ObamacareRand Paul and Donald Trump helped kill the original strategy for repealing Obamacare and enacting a replacement later. Now they’re both reviving it.
  37. CBO: Medicaid Cuts Will Snowball Down the Road Under Senate Health-Care BillThe design of the Senate health-care bill is to slowly introduce Medicaid cuts that will grow much larger as time goes by.
  38. If Senate Health-Care Bill Changes a Lot, Will the House Still Rubber-Stamp It?The plan was to pass a Senate health-care bill so similar to the House bill that the GOP could avoid a House-Senate conference. That’s now in danger.
  39. Trump Doesn’t Know What a Medicaid Cut IsLike Newt Gingrich back in the 1990s, Trump is claiming increased Medicaid funding means the program is not being “cut.” That’s, at best, ignorance.
  40. McConnell Has $188 Billion Fund to Save Health-Care Bill. How Will He Spend It?Here’s how the enticements to wavering GOP senators might be doled out.
  41. Republicans May Have a Plan B If Their Health-Care Bill FailsThe Trumpcare bill is mostly composed of tax and Medicaid cuts. Why not shift these items into the next budget bill?
  42. Right-to-Life Lobby Has Trumpcare Demands — and Isn’t in Mood for CompromiseIf Mitch McConnell wants to pass a health-care bill, he must absolutely placate the anti-abortion movement.
  43. CBO Score of Senate Health Bill Is Grim — But Gives McConnell Wiggle RoomOn one hand: 22 million people losing coverage. On the other: extra deficit savings to fund sweeteners.