The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo Barack Obama’s signature health-care law was dealt a major blow when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate.
Fourteen of the 15 states that would stand to gain from block grants are run by Republicans; Democratic megastates, including California and New York would lose billions of dollars under the Graham-Cassidy proposal, a feature the bill’s two main sponsors have talked up to conservatives.
Volunteers, medics and Marines worked side by side to clear away the chunks of concrete in the dusty air. Cries of “silence” punctuated the work as people listened in hope for the sounds of survivors under the wreckage.
Maria made direct impact at 6:15 a.m. at Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. It is the first Category 4 or stronger storm to strike Puerto Rico since 1932. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring extreme hurricane conditions, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Less than 25 percent of Medicaid patients living east of the Anacostia River see a primary-care doctor in their zip code, according to a report on the District’s health-care systems released by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.
The practice has rankled some employees and outside critics, who note that the EPA’s criminal enforcement efforts already are understaffed and that the Trump administration has proposed further cuts to the division.