Senate Dems Lose Vote For Short-Term Health Care Plans

This October 25, 2016 photo shows a woman looking at the Healthcare.gov internet site in Washington, DC. Americans will see Obamacare health insurance costs jump an average of 25 percent next year, adding fuel to the... This October 25, 2016 photo shows a woman looking at the Healthcare.gov internet site in Washington, DC. Americans will see Obamacare health insurance costs jump an average of 25 percent next year, adding fuel to the US political firestorm over the system that Republicans have repeatedly tried to overturn. The big increase will be seen in the 38 states with federally-managed health care exchanges, according to a report released late October 24, 2016 by the Department of Health and Human Services. / AFP / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 10, 2018 1:22 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats briefly turned the chamber’s subject to health care Wednesday, just four days after lawmakers’ nasty war over confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they’ve gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month’s elections.

It was a near party-line vote.

The outcome was no surprise. Democrats say the effort will help them in November because health care remains a top concern for voters.

Trump has made it easier for people to buy short-term plans. Republicans say the policies provide a low-cost option that many people want.

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