McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill


Paul, speaking only for himself, said the bill did not repeal enough of Obamacare, pointing to core elements of the GOP bill such as its tax credits and stabilization fund as "new entitlements".

Also under the Senate proposal, insurers would be able to charge older customers more for their coverage than they could under the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reported.

Senate Republicans have released their version of a new healthcare bill and Bourne Congressman William Keating is expressing concern over how the proposed legislation was developed.

Former President Barack Obama says the Senate's GOP-written health care bill will cause millions of families to lose health care coverage. "I am really urging leadership to take the time, get this right, get us the information so the American public can really evaluate this - and quite honestly, let's prove some of the rhetoric false", he said.

The House approved its version of the bill last month.

The bill would make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act, which Obama signed into law over seven years ago.

"The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance", Roy says.

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than flawless and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost".

Sens. Paul Ryan of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin all said they would not support the current bill after its long-awaited reveal. Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller.

An analysis of the bill by the Congressional Budget Office, highlighting its expected costs and effectiveness, is expected early next week.

Here are the key provisions under the Senate and House health bills that would benefit the highest-income households. "You have to protect Medicaid expansion states".

PEARSON: The Medicaid cuts are even more draconian than the House bill was, though they take effect more gradually than the House bill did. The Senate GOP hid their bill for weeks, and now they're hiding out, too.

"There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said.

A week or so, assuming a major vote before the July 4 recess, appears even worse a rush to get a health care financing bill, but not necessarily a bill that's good for health care for many Americans. Obamacare, in the meantime, provided tax subsidies to help people with a certain level of income; the Senate Bill being largely in line with it. Obamacare also aided young people to get insured by allowing them to stay on their parent's insurance until they turn 26.