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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans returned to Washington from a holiday recess with new and deepening disagreements about their health-care bill, with key Republicans differing Sunday not merely on how to amend the bill, but also on whether a bill could pass at all.

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Thursday morning plan to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama's signature health-care law.

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a key lawmaker in the Republicans effort to forge a consensus health care plan, said Tuesday he’s open to slowly phasing in reduced federal payments to Medicaid expansion states.

WASHINGTON — To retired coal miners of America, the thought of losing their safety net — union promised health insurance and pensions — has them on desperation’s edge with Congress.