LARRY HOGAN: GOP Health Care Plan Does Not Work for Maryland

Texas' two US senators are split over their chamber's version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

On Twitter, Kennedy said: "I'll be reading through the Senate health care bill this weekend". Of course, they were there because insurance works by lots of healthy people paying in, and only a a few sick people needing a payout.

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".

The Senate bill would make major cuts in the federal-state Medicaid program for poor and disabled people.

According to a poll from the Kaiser Famidly Foundation, 55 percent of Americans say the Senate's bill is unfavorable, compared with 30 percent who say it is favorable.

Democrats formed a united front against the controversial measure that was drafted in secret, criticising it as a "war on Medicaid", the healthcare programme for lower-income Americans, and calling it a worse plan than one that passed the House of Representatives last month. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor", said the statement from Sens. John Kennedy is seen more likely as a definitive yes vote for the GOP.

A number of Republicans such as Susan Collins and ME said it was "too soon" to judge the bill until they had had a chance to read it.

ACA: Insurers required to cover essential health benefits, such as hospital visits and mental health care. In addition, the proposed changes to Medicaid financing for people who were newly covered under Obamacare and those in the standard Medicaid program are dramatic.

Republicans in the Senate today released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.

The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance.

Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Thursday, unveiling a proposal to slash taxes, rollback Medicaid spending, and end "Obamacare's" individual mandate requiring most Americans to have health coverage.

"There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said.

America is better than that; we can take care of vulnerable Americans and still have a growing economy for the middle class and keep our country safe.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened.

  • Leroy Wright