GOP Senators Now Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It

  • GOP Senators Now Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It

GOP Senators Now Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It

"The American people are calling out for relief, and my administration is determined to provide it. She has a number of concerns and will be particularly interested in examining the forthcoming CBO analysis on the impact on insurance coverage, the effect on insurance premiums, and the changes in the Medicaid program", Clark said.

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday that she has extreme reservations about the Senate health-care bill.

Again Stephanopoulos tries to get Collins to commit to a solid yes or no position, asking if she'll vote no if the amendment fails, but Collins gives another murky response, saying it's "one of many factors" she'll consider. "They get nothing under the ACA", said Larry Levitt, of the Kaiser Health Foundation. Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more.

Schumer said Democrats have made clear they would be willing to work with Republicans to pass a Senate bill if they agree to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it.

Senate leaders plan to vote Thursday on a measure that would end the requirement that Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine if they do not, phase out federal subsidies to help lower-income people buy insurance, curb taxes on the wealthy and cut hundreds of billions of dollars in funding over the next several years for the government's healthcare program for the poor and disabled.

The Nevada senator joins four other Republicans in expressing opposition to the draft bill as it is now written. Not only would millions lose their health care coverage, but a million would lose their jobs and hundreds of small hospitals and nursing homes could disappear.

Portland family physician Dr. Sam Zager said the Senate bill will cut off care for patients. "It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week". Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and deliver a bitter defeat for the president.

If he winds up voting for the newly released Senate version, which largely mimics the hugely unpopular House bill despite prior assurances from Cassidy and some of his peers that it wouldn't, I suspect the answer will be yes.

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans".

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill. "I want to see a bill with heart", Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth. But she said it would be "extremely difficult" for the White House to be able to find a narrow path to attract both conservatives and moderates.

The working poor: The Senate plan fills in the gap left by Obamacare, extending tack credits for people earning less than federal poverty level ($11,700 this year) who have been shut out of the exchange market. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she thinks getting the votes needed in the Senate this week to pass a Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act could be very hard.

Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican leader, said he's still confident that at least 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans will wind up supporting it in a vote likely to come early next Friday morning. So there is well look their theme is resist.