As critical votes loom, Republicans' Obamacare repeal endgame is shaping up in the Senate. Here's what to expect, and what could come next.
If enacted, the changes in the bill could leave the state's Medicaid program looking similar to what former Gov. Tom Corbett had proposed - with a work requirement and less generous benefits.
The dramatic vote came as President Trump and Republicans were desperate to show progress on a central promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. "After 7 years of talking," Trump wrote on Twitter, "we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!"
Even without congressional action, the executive branch can find ways to doom the Affordable Care Act, largely through neglect.
Many Americans who currently have insurance may not be able to get the care they need when they get sick, and they may not even know it.
Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House and have the chance to actually bring a plan to fruition, they can’t figure out what they want.
The Republicans' health-care proposals may be dead for now, but these Pennsylvania mothers, fearing that Medicaid help for their children is still in jeopardy, speak out.
Patients cut back on routine treatment. Involuntary commitments soared.
Article 2 says the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed," and the Affordable Care Act is the law.
When people are unable to afford treatment for behavioral health issues because they lack insurance, the criminal justice system often becomes the only societal structure that intervenes.
Analysts say that the latest attempt by the Republican Party to undo the Affordable Care Act injects more uncertainty into plans for people with chronic conditions such as cancer, asthma, diabetes or other long-term ailments.
In survey after survey, a majority of respondents view Republicans' legislative proposals unfavorably.
A Philadelphia woman who "hopes to feel at home in my own skin" is one of many waiting to see if gender-transition benefits survive GOP plans.
What went up through Obamacare would come down in its repeal and then some, according to a state-by-state analysis by the Urban Institute. Pennsylvania would also come out worse than average but even a tripling of its uninsured rate would cause less of a financial squeeze.
A family medicine physician who has worked in Philadelphia and elsewhere knows how the Senate health plan will affect them: It will unequivocally harm them.