Tax cuts for rich are part of the Senate GOP health bill
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 23:57
Democrats are united in opposition.
Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act. "And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".
Late Thursday, Trump tweeted, "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill. Look forward to making it really special!" he wrote on Twitter.
McConnell's dilemma is similar to what House Speaker Paul Ryan faced earlier this year when he struggled to get enough votes to get the House Republican bill through the lower chamber.
He said on Wednesday he wanted a health plan "with heart".
Sen. Maggie Hassan says Senate Republicans took a bill that President Donald Trump has called "mean" and made "it even more heartless".
Obama weighed in on Facebook.
"It's my hope that we gear in on where we have to improve the existing plan", Keating said. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".
"I am deeply concerned about the potential effects of a one-size-fits-all approach", he said.
He said he doubted Democrats would help.Reaction to the proposal ranged from lukewarm to outright derision.Republican Senator John McCain said he would check with his constituents in his home state of Arizona."I expect there's going to be a number of changes between now and the final vote", said Senator John Barrasso.Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, is credited with expanding health insurance to millions of Americans since its passage in 2010. Fewer than one in 3 Americans supports it, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.
House GOP bill: To be protected, consumers must avoid a break in coverage of more than 63 days.
Democrats say GOP characterizations of Obama's law as failing are wrong and say the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher out-of-pocket costs.
Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania has allowed more than 15,000 newly eligible Bucks residents to get health coverage, Jonathan Rubin, director of the Bucks County Division of Human Services told this news organization after the House released its version of the bill. And Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.
The Senate legislation provides less money, however, for the opioid epidemic, allocating US$2 billion (RM8.58 billion) in 2018, compared with US$45 billion over 10 years in the House version. Policy experts said that would keep more young, healthy people out of the market and likely create a sicker patient pool.The legislation would also repeal the penalty associated with the employer mandate that they provide employees health insurance.
But right now, after eight years, the legislation rushed through the House and the Senate without public hearings or debate would do the opposite. He's dealing with an unpopular piece of legislation that affects almost every American personally and a diverse conference that includes moderates and conservatives, both of whom have problems with the bill.
More than two dozen health care organizations, including the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and the American Academy of Pediatrics Pennsylvania Chapter, sent a letter to Casey and Pennsylvania Republican Sen. "We can not allow Washington to rip the rug out from under OH communities", Brown said.