McConnell, Paul talk health care _ just not with each other


"Republican Senators are launching an assault on the health care of 23 million Americans, and they don't even have the courage to do it in broad daylight", added Valerie Ervin, senior adviser at Working Families Party, in a statement.

"You haven't walked a mile in my shoes", he said to those who would cut health funding. I thank Sen. Susan Collins for opposing the current Senate health care bill, and I urge her to stand strong for all people who need to know that they will continue to have affordable care, now and in the future.

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How did the insurance companies manage during the past few years? Again, go "upstream" to the root causes of many chronic disease issues and provide education to stem the increasing tide of diabetes, hypertension and cardiac disease. It terrifies and disappointments me that these patients could be lost to care and that their health and wellness could be in jeopardy. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that it would cut the number of people with health insurance by 22 million nationally while decreasing the federal deficit by $321 billion over the next decade.

Dr. Nola Ernest, an Enterprise pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said reductions in Medicaid spending would harm Alabama's health care system and she hopes changes to the bill can be made before it is passed to blunt that impact.

Conservatives, though, are warming to Mr. Cruz's idea, saying if Republicans refuse to deliver an outright real bill, it would be the next best thing.

Contrary to popular belief, they report, less than half of America's veterans, about 43 percent, get health insurance coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Should they lose coverage? Twenty-two million Americans would lose their insurance under the Senate bill.

"If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur", McConnell said.

Terrill called the bill the worst in a generation for women's health. I think of the conversations we have had, when they tell me about their passions, their journeys, struggles, and victories.

Overall 37 percent of U.S. adults feel positive about the medical system, which is close to the historical average level of 38 percent, according to the poll.