Will Senate Republicans get the votes on their health bill? A Vox discussion.


The Senate is barreling toward a vote this week on the Republican health care bill, and basically everything is in flux: what’s in the bill, who might vote for the bill, and, of course, whether the bill might pass. To help you watch along at home, Vox goes through the various scenarios that might play out.

Wisconsin and other states that rejected Medicaid expansion could lose big under Senate health care plan


As the Senate prepares to vote on health care, the possibility looms that Wisconsin could lose billions of dollars over time, because some of the same congressional Republicans who thought Medicaid expansion under Obamacare was a bad idea are poised to penalize those states that refused to do so. Like Wisconsin. > Madison.com

For those who depend on Medicaid, proposed federal caps instill fear


Born with a rare condition, six-year-old Aaron Christensen’s family is extremely anxious about plans to cap what the government spends on Medicaid in the future. “It’s putting our most vulnerable people at risk,” said Aaron’s mom, Sara, who lives in Fond du Lac. “And for whatever reason in our society, we’ve decided that’s OK.”> Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

GOP sabotage of Obamacare is the true cause of Anthem exiting Wisconsin’s exchange


Zweifel: I wonder if there’s ever before been a time when politicians broke into cheers because thousands of their constituents were going to lose their health insurance. That’s what happened last week when insurance giant Anthem announced it was withdrawing from the Wisconsin ACA marketplace, with Gov. Walker leading the cheers. > The Cap Times

Johnson slams new health care bill in NYT op-ed


The Senate legislation introduced last week to repeal and replace Obamacare falls short of addressing systemic problems in the U.S. health care industry, Sen. Ron Johnson wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Monday. You can read it here.

Sen. Johnson holding telephone town hall today at 5:30


In light of his stated desire to gain constituent input before supporting the Senate health care bill, Sen. Ron Johnson this weekend scheduled a telephone town hall, to be held today at 5:30 p.m. All Wisconsinites are invited, but anyone interested in listening in or asking questions needs to sign up here.