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Study: Majority of U.S. Physician Donations Go To Dems

April 29, 2015

A study finds that 55% of physicians who made an election contribution in the 2013-2014 cycle donated to Democrats while 45% donated to Republicans.

GOP Eyes Budget Reconciliation To Repeal Parts of the ACA

December 23, 2014

Budget reconciliation allows budget bills to be passed by a simple majority of 51 votes, which would avoid Democratic hurdles that Republicans would typically need 60 votes to bypass.

Cassidy Gets HELP Committee Seat

December 17, 2014

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is a physician and professor of medicine.

Pa. Gov.'s Election Loss Stirs Confusion Over State's Medicaid Expansion

November 13, 2014

While Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) adopted an alternative Medicaid expansion plan under the Affordable Care Act, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf (D) says he will push to expand the state's traditional Medicaid program instead.

GOP Congress Likely To Use Budget To Reform Health Programs

November 12, 2014

House GOP officials say the chamber will likely pass a budget plan similar to the ones drafted by House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Conservative Groups Push for ACA Repeal

November 11, 2014

The groups are urging Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to use the budget process to repeal the Affordable Care Act next year.

Next Congress Expected To Take Up SGR Fix, Other Health Policy Changes

November 7, 2014

Stakeholders also suggested that the next Congress could seek changes to the Affordable Care Act and additional flexibility for state Medicaid programs.

GOP Gains Might Not Mean Much for Medicaid, but Could Alter the ACA

November 5, 2014

Republican victories in several gubernatorial races will not likely have a substantial effect on the scope of Medicaid expansion in the U.S., but Republican control of both the U.S. House and Senate could increase the chances of a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Election Day Outcome Will Have Effect on Health Policy Nationally and Locally

November 4, 2014

Whichever party has control of the U.S. Senate after the election will be able to shape the future of the Affordable Care Act, while the fate of Medicaid expansion hinges on state races.

Senate Leader McConnell Clarifies Position on ACA Repeal, Reconciliation

November 3, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) office says the senator would still push for a full repeal vote of the Affordable Care Act if the GOP wins the Senate.

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