Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill

Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes. She's set to appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, perhaps the most vulnerable Republican facing re-election in 2018, said Friday he would not support the newly-released Senate health care overhaul as written, dealing a blow to his party's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. House of Representatives' version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more, but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump's promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare.

Despite the misgivings of some GOP lawmakers, Trump administration officials have voiced optimism that the Senate bill will pass.

As soon as it reached the Senate, the GOP majority there said they would scrap it and come up with a bill of their own.

"The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance", Roy says. "Cassidy's public statements have raised the most concerns and objections about the bill that passed the House and he's been very clear in saying that he wants a bill that preserves coverage", Jan Moller, director of the Louisiana Budget Project, said Friday.

- Gives each state a fixed amount of Medicaid funding, forcing states to make cuts when money runs out.

"Any federal legislator who votes for this bill and says, oh I didn't cut Medicaid, I just sent it back to the states-that whole argument.is deliberately misleading", he added. "If President Trump thought the health care bill in the House was mean, I can tell you that the Senate Republican plan is downright nasty", Menendez said. The bill also makes major cuts and structural changes to Medicaid, a health insurance program relied upon by almost 75 million Americans - primarily low-income, disabled, and elderly. It is expected to run the same calculations on number of insured and cost of premiums for the Senate draft bill early next week.

"We have to send the message to our elected officials and we depend on our elected officials to champion our cause in Washington", said Pamela Clarke, the health center's CEO.

Approximately 100,000 CT residents get their health insurance coverage through the Obamacare health care exchange known as "Access Health CT".

"I really feel that people have to recognize a vote to be able to cut back Medicaid, which is what this really is.is a vote to be able to lose your seat whether you're in the Senate or the House".

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