Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill


There are some differences between the House bill and the Senate bill, but overall, many people are concerned if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, because the replacement could leave millions of Americans without coverage. Both our senators are included in the elite 13 GOP senators working in complete secrecy to produce this bill.

Not one Democrat plans on supporting the bill, which means Republicans can only afford to lose two more votes in the Senate or the bill will fail.

"I think a number of my Republican colleagues at least privately agree".

All together, it shows how long-term conservative goals of cutting taxes and entitlement spending have overtaken Trump's agenda, as the bill faces critical votes in the Senate as soon as next week that could take it to the precipice of becoming law. The Senate and House bills would raise that limit to the annual out-of-pocket maximum for high-deductible plans.

However, the Senate bill would maintain much of Obamacare's subsidy structure to help people pay for individual coverage, but make it less generous, particularly for older enrollees. "That's the broad outline of this plan".

Bob Casey made an appearance at the state Capitol to join state officials in condemning the latest healthcare bill. For the past seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal the landmark health reforms of Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.

According to Zwillich, the changes to the tax credits would not go into effect until 2020. His home state has taken advantage of federal funds to expand its Medicaid rolls: As of March, more than 630,000 Nevadans had enrolled for Medicaid coverage, nearly double the number of enrollees who signed up in the state before Obamacare, according to data compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Still President Trump says it's a work in progress.

MARTIN: How do the Republicans get to the argument that this will actually bring costs down for consumers? "The wait times for folks on Medicaid have gone up, especially if they are trying to see a specialist", Phillips told reporters. "Scott there says that Medicaid's not being cut from their perspective, but based on what we see right now in the bill there's just no way that's true", Zwillich says. States could choose to have their federal Medicaid funding capped on either a per capita basis or through block grants.

Olathe Republicans gathered today for their annual picnic, they say that getting rid of the Affordable Care Act is the only option.

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada said on Friday he opposes McConnell's plan, becoming the fifth Republican to say he won't vote for the measure in its current form.

Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP bill before knowing what was in it.

McConnell is pushing for a vote as early as next week after the bill gets a score from the congressional budget office.

This story originally ran on The Takeaway.