Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

Indiana Republican Party chairman Kyle Hupfer says the Senate legislation is all part of the GOP promise to repeal and replace the ACA.

President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which centered on healthcare legislation. He supports the expansion of health savings accounts and giving Americans more freedom in choosing plans that are right for them.

Medicaid funding is at the heart of the protester's complaints.

"The Medicaid cuts are even more draconian that the House bill was, though they take effect more gradually than the House bill did", Pearson says.

Appealing to Congress and the U.S. people, Mr Obama said the 142-page plan had a "fundamental meanness" at its core and was "not a healthcare bill". Paul said, "My hope is not to defeat the bill".

"I'm pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates input from so many different members who represent so many different constituents, who are facing so many different challenges", Sen. "I don't want that life no more", Sanchez said.

And they would bar people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion and also block Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid for a year.

"These people who are busting it, working 60 hours a week and they've seen their premiums double and their coverage cut in half, it's the craziest system in the world".

"I think this is a real issue and I think this is something that needs to be addressed", said Susan Giaimo, a Marquette biomedical science professor. In a statement, Hupfer says the necessary solution is "patient-focused, not government-controlled" health care.

Menendez said that the wealthiest Americans will get a tax cut under the Senate legislation, paid for by "taking health care away from those who need it most".

Pennsylvania Senators Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D) will help determine the draft bill's fate in the GOP-ruled Senate. Johnson said Friday that would be "way too early". Sandoval also asked if it's "really realistic" for people earning $16,000 per year to buy insurance on the exchange if they lose Medicaid eligibility.

The bill's rolling back of Medicaid expansion was key point of contention for Heller and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

The Better Care Reconciliation Act eliminates the individual mandate requiring people to purchase health insurance. Johnson said, "It's freakish what we've done to our healthcare markets".

"It shifts the cost from healthy people to sick people, it shifts the cost from younger people to older people, there's a lot of cost-shifting going on but not cost-reduction, and that's the problem", he said.

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