Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 23:28
With all Democrats expected to oppose the measure, the Republicans can afford to lose the support of only two of their 52 members if they want to pass the legislation.
The healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could be in trouble now that a handful of Senate Republicans said they won't support the current form of the bill.
But in his interview on Sunday, Trump seemed confident in the contents of the Senate's bill, as well as its passage - although he predicted some changes to placate the senators that are now not supporting the legislation.
"He's been sick for 10 years and needs the help", Dosman said.
Medicaid funding is at the heart of the protester's complaints.
One of the most controversial aspects of the senate bill is its treatment of Medicaid.
GOP Sens. Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia also expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts.
Realizing they're outnumbered, Democrats and their liberal allies were planning events around the US over the next few days aimed at building public opposition to the bill.
"I haven't said I'm opposed", Sen. "So it's not what I view as American value, certainly not MI values".
Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision. "We have not addressed that adequately", Sen.
Trump bemoaned the lack of help from Democrats on health care.
The draft bill comes nearly two months after the House passed its own measure.
After hospital, doctors and advocacy groups lambasted the proposal released Thursday, the health insurance industry's main Washington lobby said it's concerned about its impact on states' finances and low-income Americans.
Though the Senate GOP's bill repeals the individual mandate, the legislation maintains numerous ACA tax credits that have helped people buy insurance. His office said Friday the senator had no further comment for now.
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.
Assistant Director of the Dayton Access Center for Independent Living, Greg Kramer, says cutting Medicaid would hurt many low-income people with disabilities who rely on the program for health care and services.
"I think that's fair to say because it repeals the taxes under the Affordable Care Act that paid for the Medicaid expansion and paid for the subsidies on the state exchanges", she said.
"When you are doing something good, you want everyone to know", Menendez said.
"It's all these mandates that have artificially driven up the cost of insurance on the individual market", Sen.
"As we estimate the cost of the subsidies to buy insurance, we actually believe they may exceed, or at least equal, the subsidies that are under Obamacare", said Paul. Johnson said, "It's freaky what we've done to our healthcare markets".
Currently, about 630,000 Michiganders are enrolled in the Healthy Michigan plan. She says she'd like to see a more open debate. "It doesn't protect Nevadans on Medicaid".