McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.

Well, since the Republicans' bill would eliminate most health services provided to the poor through Medicaid and raise costs for millions of Americans, people quickly seized on the hashtag to lobby Heller in the other direction-and criticize Twitter for promoting the pro-repeal hashtag in the first place.

On Thursday, Toomey released a statement in response to concerns about cuts, saying "No one now covered by Obamacare will have the rug pulled out from under them".

"It means they have to legalize the sale of low-cost insurance", he added.

Among the biggest complaints against the bill known as The Better Care Reconciliation Act is a proposed rollback of Medicaid.

The family members, doctors, nurses and nonprofit providers at the Friday hearing came intent not to simply lob partisan shots but instead to try to defend what they've grown to depend on from the ACA. At some point, over a period of years, the federal government would basically limit what it pays for Medicaid, which has always been a shared program between the states and the federal government.

The expansion has provided coverage to 11 million people in the 31 states that accepted it. He called Democrats "obstructionists" for not rallying around the measure, which was drafted behind closed doors by 13 Republican senators.

The Senate bill's lower inflation adjustment for federal Medicaid payments would ratchet up the pressure on states, Peacock said.

On the MomsRising website, mothers from cities and towns in every state, - locally Fort Edward, Saratoga Springs and a Queensbury pediatrician - express worries about the impact of the bill's deep cuts to Medicaid.

The vice president also noted recent special election congressional victories by Republican candidates, including last week's victory by Karen Handel in suburban Atlanta over a strong challenge mounted by Democrat John Ossoff.

Trying to keep the expansion without added federal help could blow a hole in state budgets. Republicans previously slammed those cuts as robbing the program to pay for Obamacare. "It's going to take away care for our seniors" and "from millions of people across the country", to "give another massive tax cut for the wealthy and well-connected". Roughly two-thirds of those in nursing homes have their care paid by Medicaid.

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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.

Charlie Baker, the Republican governor in heavily Democratic Massachusetts, and Tom Wolf, a Democratic governor in Pennsylvania, had similar concerns.

"This bill is exactly the opposite of what the President said", Stabenow told WWJ.

While it's likely these reforms would on their own help to fix some of the defects of the current system, they don't solve Obamacare's fatal flaws: the preexisting conditions clause and community-rating requirements.

Once she enrolled in Medicaid, Gunter said, she was able to begin treatment.

"We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandate so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford", McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday.

The head of the National Rural Health Association said the organization will oppose the Senate's healthcare bill because the legislation will hurt rural America.

"Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what's really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did". Contributing were AP reporters Becky Bohrer in Juneau, Alaska; Bobby Caina Calvan in Helena, Montana; Bob Christie in Phoenix; Kristena Hansen in Salem, Oregon; Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Alison Noon in Carson City, Nevada; Bob Salsberg in Boston; Sophia Tareen in Springfield, Illinois; and Kristen Wyatt in Denver.