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Often missing in the health care debate: Women's voices

Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over health care. Yet in recent months, as leaders in Washington discussed the future of American health care, women were not always allowed in the room. 

McCain votes no, derails 'skinny repeal' in marathon session

Sen. John McCain cast the dramatic and decisive "no" vote in the early morning hours July 28 that upended the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Opposition to GOP repeal bill inches up and intensifies

Public opposition to the Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act grew stronger this month, but a core group of Republicans remained in support, according to a poll released today (July 14).

Conservatives say relaxing mandatory health benefits will tame premiums

Health Care Costs. House Republicans' plan to pull 10 specific categories of “essential health benefits” from federal requirements would have little affect on premium costs, experts say.