Hillary Clinton: GOP Is 'Death Party' If O'Care Repeal Bill Passes

The score for the House bill projected that 23 million people would lose their insurance, whilst cutting the federal deficit by $119bn over a decade. The party needs all but two of its members to suport the bill if it is to pass in the Senate.

Angry protesters rallied outside Sen.

As debate continues over the Senate health care bill, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) stood strong Friday in his decision not to vote for the bill as written.

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than ideal and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost". "So, it's very important for rural states, frankly it's important for every state, and we want to make sure we got a Medicaid system that is sustainable and that we've allowed the state a greater voice in the way Medicaid is administered".

The ad blitz is "an opportunity to show that groups aligned with Trump's base are ready to go to bat for the president", Politico reports, citing an unnamed source at America First Policies. But that lump sum would not be almost enough, and Florida state lawmakers who are allergic to raising taxes would be cutting coverage or further limiting Medicaid enrollment to make ends meet. There has been a massive backlash from Democrats, who decried the bill for its cuts to Medicaid. It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid programme for the poor and disabled over three years, from 2021 to 2024, and then enact deeper cuts in the programme than the House version, beginning in 2025.

Among the changes outlined in the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, are provisions to end Affordable Care Act mandates requiring most Americans to have health insurance.

McConnell has said he wants to have a vote on the proposed legislation next week, prior to Congress' July 4 recess. We're still waiting on the official CBO score, but as it's not all that different from the House bill, we can pretty safely assume that millions and millions of Americans will lose coverage if this is shoved through in an undemocratic process until it becomes law.

Flake and fellow Arizona Sen.

Also under the Senate proposal, insurers would be able to charge older customers more for their coverage than they could under the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reported.

Republicans have argued since ACA's conception that Medicaid needed to return to its original mission, which meant winding down federal Medicaid funding of coverage for the working poor.

Call your senators and ask them to consider the impact of any new bill on the health of our people and our economy. "This is do or die and we don't have a choice at this point".

Heller said Friday that his mother, after five back surgeries, is on painkillers that she can't get off of.

"We have this huge crisis with opioid addiction and we're going to cut that treatment to the people that need it and we're going to turn around and give that money as a tax cut to people who frankly in many cases don't need it, that's wrong", Carper said.

Medicaid, which has been the main funding source in fighting that epidemic, would be be dramatically cut under the plan. President Trump said, "Little negotiation, but it's going to be good".

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