Kevin McCarthy

New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for a quick deal among party factions moved farther out of reach.

Meanwhile, policy experts said the latest GOP health care idea could mean going back to a time when people with medical problems were charged much higher premiums for individual policies.

Thursday's House floor schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., makes no mention of a health care vote.

Conservatives and moderates blamed each other for failure to come to an agreement. Already in jeopardy, the GOP drive to repeal "Obamacare"...

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