HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/POLITICS: “Republicans in Congress scored a victory early Thursday [3-9-17], pushing a measure through the House Ways and Means Committee to repeal investment taxes on high-income households and end tax penalties on Americans who don’t obtain health insurance.
The move on a party-line vote came a day after groups representing hospitals, doctors and seniors urged House Republican leaders to put the brakes on their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, saying it risks stripping too many people of insurance and in some cases would hurt industry finances.
On Wednesday [3-8-17, as two House committees began formally debating the newly unveiled GOP plan, the cautions and opposition from groups such as AARP, which represents older Americans; the American Medical Association, and the American Hospital Association showed the difficult path ahead for the legislation.”

Stephanie Armour, Michelle Hackman, and Richard Rubin, “Early Victory for House Health Bill, but Opposition Remains Strong,” The Wall Street Journal online, March 9, 2017