Activists Stage 'Die-In' To Protest Senate Health Care Bill

  • Activists Stage 'Die-In' To Protest Senate Health Care Bill

Activists Stage 'Die-In' To Protest Senate Health Care Bill

So it's possible that the Senate Republicans can rise from this week's setback. It delays eliminating the Medicaid expansion, but enacts deeper cuts to the program in the long term.

Trump's tweet echoes an argument from Republicans that says the legislation doesn't cut Medicaid spending.

Eight Republican senators have vowed to oppose the bill and the party can only afford to lose two votes to get it passed in the upper chamber.

On Tuesday, June 27, McConnell announced the vote would be delayed so they can revise the bill and get a new CBO score. Listen to the full interview here.

"Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill - actually goes up", Trump tweeted with a chart.

The CBO report makes one thing clear: the amount of federal revenues collected and the amount of spending on Medicaid "would nearly surely both be lower than under current law", and the number of uninsured people under the Senate health care bill "would nearly surely be greater than under current law".

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the plan - titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act - would result in 22 million fewer people insured by 2026 than the current healthcare system.

Schumer suggested the meeting take place at Blair House, where former President Barack Obama held a bipartisan summit before he signed the Affordable Care Act into law.

"It's hard for me to see how any tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental and deep concerns about the impact of the bill", said Sen. It's unlikely the Republicans can develop the ideal bill. Also, the legislation would reduce the generosity of the federal premium tax credits, rending coverage unaffordable for millions.

"It feels like the old Volkswagen commercials when they're trying to squeeze 51 people into a vehicle", he said.

Of those polled, just 35 percent who identified as a member of the Republican Party said they approve of their party's efforts in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hoped to vote on the bill before the July 4 recess, but that ain't happening. A majority, 32, represent states without the Medicaid expansion. Insurance rates continue to rise as some insurers exit the market in some states. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program providing health insurance for the poor, disabled and elderly.

But other Republican senators are aligned with "a couple of coalitions" that are more policy-oriented, he said, describing the two groups as "principled conservatives" and "Medicaid moderates".