5 Things to Know About the GOP Plan to Replace the Affordable Care Act

Republican efforts in Congress to "repeal and replace" the federal Affordable Care Act are back from the dead. Again.While the chances for this last-ditch measure appear iffy, many GOP senators are rallying around a proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), along with Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)They are racing the clock to round up the needed 50 votes -- and there are 52 Senate Republicans.>> CRITICAL CHOICES: North Texans share their experiences with the Affordable Care ActAn earlier attempt to replace the ACA this summer fell just one vote short when Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) voted against it. The latest push is setting off a massive guessing game on Capitol Hill about where the GOP can pick up the needed vote.  Continue reading...

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