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Senate’s version of health care plan is terrible

“Any federal legislator who votes for this bill and says, oh I didn’t cut Medicaid, I just sent it back to the states-that whole argument.is deliberately misleading”, he added. We have four very good people that – it’s not that they’re opposed, they’d like to get certain changes. “There isn’t anything in this bill that would lower premiums”.With no Democratic support, Senate Republicans can only afford two votes against the bill – and there are already more than that. “And we’ll see if we can take care of that”, Trump said. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced this health care bill as a Republican promise to repeal Obamacare – finally kept. It did not sound like a lengthier phase-out of the Medicaid expansion would satisfy Heller the way it might satisfy, say, Ohio Sen.Ernst declined to comment on any other provisions during a news conference at the Iowa Capitol, saying, “We have 142 pages to go through”.”Obamacare is collapsing. This is a crisis for the American people”.”We can not support the current bill”.President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday to mobilise support for their party’s healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a “very, very narrow path” to passage.U.S. Senate Republicans released their version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday and there was reaction from both sides of the aisle in Indiana. Section 202 of the bill contains a transitional schedule of tax credits that was meant to serve as a bridge between the old Obamacare system, ending in 2017, and the new Paul Ryan system, beginning in 2020.The federal government’s share of funding for Medicaid, which is jointly run with individual states, would fall over the course of seven years to end up at around 57 percent of the cost of that program, which offers health coverage to the poor.The Senate is considering a bill to replace it after the House of Representatives passed their own version.Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.And, if the Senate bill strips as many people’s insurance as the House bill was projected to ― the CBO still has not yet scored the Senate bill, which was remained a secret up until this week ― it could mean a total of approximately 217,000 additional deaths over the next ten years.The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the US, said it will continue to push for a replacement for Obamacare’s coverage requirement as well.