The Senate version of the bill proposes heavy cuts to Medicaid funding, gives states the right to weaken protections for pre-existing conditions, temporarily cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, and repeals taxes on wealthier Americans that were used to fund numerous Affordable Care Act’s provisions.But according to an analysis from Kaiser Health News, the Senate version would offer stricter limits on Medicaid funding than the House version.”We’re keeping subsidies, boosting subsidies – and I think it looks a lot like Obamacare”.The plan gets rid of those mandates.The bill would eliminate the requirement that Americans or their employers be required to buy health insurance. The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2023. For instance, states can now opt out of requiring insurance to cover things like maternity care.In talking with reporters at the Capitol, Paul stated his longstanding opposition to Obamacare and said and called the Senate bill “Obamacare-Lite”. And it blocks federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year and for health plans that cover most abortions. The minority leader said “10 measly hours” of debate is not enough for such important legislation, and “that brings shame on this body”.So much for Donald Trump’s campaign pledge not to cut Medicaid.He said cuts to Medicaid and reduced insurance subsidies in the bill would hit Georgia especially hard.And Obama called on Americans to lobby their senators, in order to slow down the Republican bill’s consideration and pressure GOP lawmakers into negotiating with Democrats on the proposal.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. The Affordable Care Act is viewed as one of – if not the – signature achievement of his administration.Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin – in lockstep against the bill, Republicans can afford only two defectors.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he hopes to hold a vote on the measure next week, though Johnson said Wednesday he “can’t imagine” voting for the legislation on that timeline.-Repeal a tax penalty on larger employers not providing health insurance to workers, saving them $171 billion over the next decade. Which creates a ideal incentive for free riders to stay out of the market until they get sick, then buy in without penalty. Avik Roy is a physician and founder of the conservative Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.Georgia State University professor Bill Custer said it could mean more Georgians losing coverage.”It does not keep our promises to the American people”, Paul said. People over 59 could be paying up to 16.2% of their income. But it then allows states to ask for waivers to opt out of that requirement. But in a departure from the House’s bill, states can’t opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage. Many are using the word “Cruel” to describe it.”I am fully and thoroughly reviewing the draft of the Republican health care plan that was released today”. It also limits the growth of Medicaid and eventually phases out the expansion, which has added more than 400,000 people to the rolls in Arizona.Several other Republican senators could end up opposing the bill for completely different reasons.