Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan

“No amount of eleventh hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something”, he said. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

“The current bill does not repeal Obamacare“.

“No argument against Trumpcare is more eloquent than the grave consequences it means in people’s lives”, she wrote colleagues.

The answer, at this late juncture, is pretty simple: you should be calling those Republican senators that are most on-the-fence about the bill, whether because they’re in politically competitive states, or because their states rely on things like the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

“I’m announcing today that in this form, I will not support it”, Heller said Friday.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) held a separate event blasting the measure Friday, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the House bill would kick 23 million people off their healthcare plans. It makes no sense to single out Planned Parenthood from all the Medicaid providers. It would also allow states to add work requirements for some Medicaid enrollees.

A vote from Collins, who has been willing to break from her party, would be key to ensuring the bill’s passage.

Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure. She says the reduced subsidies and the Medicaid cut will have direconsequences for thousands, young and old, “Some of our kids that are disabled will be taken off because there won’t be enough money to take care of them”. “It’s very complicated”, Sen. A number of other centrist senators-including Rob Portman and Shelley Moore Capito-have also voiced concerns about the Senate’s cuts to Medicaid.

The Senate bill gives tax credits to people in the individual insurance market up making up to 350 percent of poverty, compared to Obamacare which subsidizes people who earn up to 400 percent of poverty.

Thune said this reaction from fellow Republicans makes him feel like they’re “in the right place”. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

“I barely had the energy to walk into the next room, let alone get a new job”, Poston said.

“It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else”. And if they alter the bill to appeal to conservatives, the moderates could bail. Demonstrators were physically removed by Capitol Police officers. Like the House’s health care bill, the Senate’s proposal is nothing less than an all-out attack on public health and our public hospital system, and its consequences will be devastating for New York City and the country.

“The president said the Senate bill needed heart”.

Clinton sent a series of tweets critical of the GOP bill since the details of the draft legislation were released on Thursday. Republican Reps. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver, also voted against the House version of the health-care bill.

So far, the Senate health care bill has not gotten any backing from top health or medical organizations.

So why isn’t the continuous-coverage provision already in the bill?

Mr Paul said fundamental problems still remain that would leave taxpayers subsidising health insurance companies.

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