New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 23:55
Nearly immediately, the pro-Trump group America First Policies made a decision to launch what a source with the group says will be a major television, radio and digital ad buy against Heller - a remarkable attack on a member of Trump's own party whose seat is endangered in 2018.
"I don't think they're that far off. The Senate should kill this bad bill and Congress should get about the business of improving the Affordable Care Act so that all Americans finally have access to affordable health care".
Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack says the Better Care and Reconciliation Act of 2017 falls short of what the Republicans pledged to do, and would be harmful to Iowans in many ways.
Perhaps the most sweeping move, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and the disabled - and goes even further.
Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens.
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". As five conservatives are now against the bill. "We could well be in all night a couple of nights working through what will be an open amendment process, and I think that at least is good", she continued. "We'll have to see". She said she's focusing on senators who previously said they didn't want to cut Medicaid. It would erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped Obama's law expand coverage by roughly 20 million Americans.
"The president said the House bill was mean", said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. It is expected to run the same calculations on number of insured and cost of premiums for the Senate draft bill early next week. "So we're going to see very significant reductions in coverage in Medicaid and big cuts in federal funding that will result in significant budget gaps for states". Those additional funds would continue through 2020, then gradually fall and disappear entirely in 2024.
The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance.
While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview that aired Sunday on Fox & Friends, Trump said it would be great if lawmakers from both parties could "come up something that everybody's happy with".