Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 0:04
Assuming that it passes - which is far from assured at this point - Senate Republicans will have to work out their differences with the House to come up with a final bill before they can send it to President Donald Trump to sign it into law.
Toomey also lauds the bill's curbs on federal Medicaid spending, and says it doesn't pull the rug out from anyone who's covered.
DAVIS: Right. Four conservative senators have indicated that they could oppose it.
"There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current healthcare 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 healthcare costs", the quartet continued in their statement.
Now that the Senate Republican health care bill is public, it is clearer than ever why Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans hid it for weeks. The House of Representatives narrowly passed its own Obamacare repeal and replacement bill in May.
Republicans in the Senate today released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
The Senate bill cuts back an expansion of Medicaid, but keeps more protections for people with pre-existing conditions, CBS News reported.
SENATE BILL - Preserves this rule, but patients with serious illnesses may find that their coverage is less valuable if they live in a state that eliminates benefit requirements or allows limits on coverage.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote before senators leave Washington, DC for the Fourth of July recess. Dean Heller and Susan Collins have also withheld support.
The former President argued that he fought for the ACA "for more than a year" alongside "thousands upon thousands of Americans" because "we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course".
Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Sen. This could be an issue for Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
The non-partisan Colorado Health Institute estimates the bill would cut $15 billion in Medicaid reimbursement in Colorado and eliminate coverage for almost $630,000 Coloradans. Those essential services include maternity and newborn care, and this change may affect women who have employer-provided insurance, as well as those who are using Medicaid or Obamacare. McConnell, R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation.
"These cuts are blood money". "Let's be very clear". Senate Republicans would c. In it, it said 71 percent of Republicans say they support repealing Obamacare. "The way this bill cuts health care is heartless".
"It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America", Obama said on Thursday in a 1,000-word post on Facebook.
Both the House and Senate would tweak the way the government provides subsidies that help lower-income Americans afford health insurance.