Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". "Are we going to turn people out?"

In his address, Trump went on to call for congressional Democrats to muster the political courage to support the measure, "instead of obstructing, always obstructing change". Analysts noted that if all Democrats vote against the bill, only two GOP votes would be required to stop it from passing. They'd like to get certain changes.

The Senate bill would partially cut funding for the Medicaid program, which pays for the majority of long-term care costs for seniors and people with disabilities.

The Congressional Budget Office, which offers non-partisan analysis, estimated that under the House version of the health care bill, 23 million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2026, largely due to shrinking Medicaid eligibility.

One of those senators, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, called on Sunday for a slowdown in the process to give the Senate and the public time to evaluate the healthcare bill.

"I think that they'll probably get there, we'll have to see", President Trump said. She said she's focusing on senators who previously said they didn't want to cut Medicaid.

The six-month waiting period would fill a big policy gap in the current Better Care Act, which requires health plans to accept all patients - but doesn't require all Americans to purchase coverage, as the Affordable Care Act does. Experts expect that this would cause a death spiral, where only the sickest patients purchase coverage and premiums skyrocket. Clinton wrote the strong words on Twitter as she retweeted a study by the Center for American Progress that said the health care bill now making its way through the Senate could lead to as many as 28,000 additional deaths in 2026.

Something I missed when tweeting about the Senate HC bill earlier: no continuous coverage / waiting period provision.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly eager for a vote before the July 4th recess, but it's still unclear whether the GOP has enough votes for it to pass the Senate.

Significantly, President Donald Trump's assessment of the House Republican version of the bill agreed with criticisms by Democratic Party opponents, including Clinton and Obama. They also know that their bill will take away health coverage from millions.

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". Those at the rally were demanding that something must be done to protect Arizonans from what they see as potentially devastating cuts that could eliminate health care coverage for some of the state's most vulnerable residents.

That could mean weeks to come of negotiations to craft a bill that would not only satisfy the hardline conservatives in the Freedom Caucus, but also moderate Senate Republicans who are already wavering on a Senate bill that is less conservative than the AHCA.

The four Republican holdouts, among the Senate's most conservative members, said the plan did not go far enough in scaling back the federal government's role, highlighting Republicans' struggle to craft legislation to revamp a sector that accounts for one-sixth of the world's largest economy.

"Everyone in the Republican Party that I have talked to want full repeal of Obamacare", said David Lightner, chair of the Olathe Republican Party. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the centrist has some misgivings about the bills as well. So there is well look their theme is resist.

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