Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 4:40
A GOP holdout on the Senate Republican health care bill said there's "no way" a vote should take place with so little time for the public and lawmakers to review the consequential legislation. Susan Collins of ME said on ABC's "This Week" when asked whether the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump could get her support by week's end.
Ever since Obamacare was enacted in 2010 without any Republican votes, House Republicans voted dozens of times to repeal it, a futile effort as long as Obama was president.
The CBO is slated to release its analysis of the Senate bill this coming week. The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes. They may soften some aspects of the widely condemned House bill, but not its basic philosophy and goals. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, just after it gets a "score" or cost and impact assessment from the Congressional Budget Office.
Flake is politically popular but faces a primary challenge from a conservative.
A majority of GOP senators told the publication that they're not sure where they stand while four, including Sen.
AHIP isn't taking a formal position on the bill, and the group said measures to shore up the individual health insurance market are largely positive. But I think we're going to get it. Iowa opted to expand, and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014. Others worry it goes too far.
President Trump, a self-described deal-maker doesn't seem concerned. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP. "A tax cut the Republicans insist on of about $700 billion for the wealthiest people in America and pharmaceutical companies".