Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican
Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican
26 June, 2017, 13:53
And SenateRepublican leader Mitch McConnell and his colleagues are determined to get rid of it. Republicans hold 52 out of 100 Senate seats, so they can afford only two defections; in that case, Vice President Mike Pence would be brought in to break a 50-50 tie.
So far, a majority of the Senate have expressed promises to vote "no" on the bill; according to statements made by senators, 55 senators oppose the bill, 17 support it and 28 are unclear.
But tweaks to appease the four conservatives could alienate Heller and other moderates, or vice versa.
The only "improvement" the Senate version offers over the House plan is that it would wait longer to destroy Medicare recipients' coverage.
Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. Revealed on Thursday, the bill remains deeply unpopular, and with the vote looming on the horizon, prominent Democrats and progressives are speaking out - including the party's 2016 presidential nominee.
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that the House version of bill would leave 23 million people uninsured. They could cut who's eligible. Most people who use Medicaid are pretty thrilled with it because, in a shocking turn of events, people really enjoy having affordable effective health insurance.
The bill proposes phasing out Medicaid's expansion program and capping Medicaid spending, repealing Obamacare taxes and restructuring subsidies to insurance customers.
Critics, including former President Barack Obama, have called the Republican bills massive transfers of wealth from the poor and sick to the rich. Giaimo said there is truth to that because under "Obamacare", subsidies and Medicaid expansions were funded by tax penalties and higher premiums for those who earned more. The annual growth rate of state Medicaid funds would grow at the pace of the consumer price index for all goods, a slower rate than in the House measure, which sets it at the consumer price index for medical services.
"It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", he said.
Some Democrats are holding events this weekend to stand up against the bill. He added that Nevada "is one of the most improved states in the country" in expanding coverage.
Some lawmakers are raising concern that the Senate health care bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance, driving up costs for everyone else.
However, it's important to note the language Heller used in his statement about the bill, which he delivered standing by the side of his state's popular governor, Brian Sandoval.
Heller got an opponent for next year when first-year Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosenannounced this week she would seek his Senate seat. Already, four conservative senators have said they're not at the moment supporting the current form of the bill, but it seems likely that at least some of them can won be back with another round of negotiations.
The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House. Bill Underriner, president of Underriner Motors in Billings, serves on the national board for the American Cancer Society.
Lifelong Democrat, San Francisco employment attorney and former Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign volunteer Stephen R. The CBC includes roughly 40 House Democrats , many in senior leadership and committee positions, including Pelosi allies.
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill , 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. What is unmistakable is the Senate bill's thorough gutting of Medicaid as an entitlement, a long-held Republican goal.
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Home-state governors, including Republicans, have lobbied to avoid the kind of Medicaid cuts the GOP Congress is proposing. It's no surprise that Obama came out against the bill, which would eviscerate his signature health care legislation.
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Tim Ryan , D. "Thank God she was leading the House of Representatives during the passage of that". "That's all I'm going to say". For GOP consultants, tie-every-Democrat-to-Pelosi is a tried-and-true strategy that's been working for more than six years.
And ever since Jon Ossoff's loss to Republican Karen Handel , headlines have been dire and party recriminations rampant. On one hand, Democrats are now 0-for-four in their attempts to turn a Republican seat in this year's special elections.
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