Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

While the conservative senators are ultimately expected to vote for the bill, Heller is a much harder no, and if he gets his way, it will be tough to create a compromise that works for the minimum number of Republicans required to pass the bill.

In the same tweet, Clinton linked to a story by the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute. BRCA will result in many Americans-especially low- and moderate-income and older Americans-paying thousands more in premiums for skimpier health plans.

Portman was one of 13 senators selected to draft the bill.

Asked to respond to Conway's comments, Collins said: "I respectfully disagree with her analysis".

"The working poor, disabled and elderly appear to shoulder the burden in this latest version of Congress' health care rewrite", Edwards said in a statement.

"The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance", Roy says.

"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. "It's going to throw millions of people off the insured roles, it's going to gut the Medicaid program", said McCaskill. He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood, impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits. Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and deliver a bitter defeat for the president.

The only "improvement" the Senate version offers over the House plan is that it would wait longer to destroy Medicare recipients' coverage. "We're open to negotiation, but we want the bill to look more like a repeal", said Sen. The Senate Bill, however, eliminated those taxes.

Paul said people need to realize that the "ObamaCare subsidies in this bill are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current ObamaCare law".

"Fewer people will qualify [for the tax credits]", Zwillich says.

"I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party", Obama wrote in a Facebook post.

If Republican leaders in Congress really meant what they said about unity and common goal last week after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, they'd slow down and craft a bipartisan plan with plenty of input from hospitals, doctors, patient groups and the general public.

  • Larry Hoffman