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Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

In a separate statement, Paul said he would vote against the bill “in its current form, but I remain open to negotiation”.House Republicans barely managed to muster enough votes with a series of last-minute amendments before the chamber passed a highly criticized Obamacare replacement plan last month.Other Republicans in the Senate are reserving their complete support, saying they require more time to digest the 142-page bill and consider its implications.Sandoval said he would do “everything in my power” to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have.After almost eight years in a dark closet, the Republican Senate’s version of a health care bill has finally seen the light of day. The proposed bill will take Louisiana back to the days when an ear infection meant a mother loses her job because she waited hours in an emergency room with her sick child. One such protester was Phillip Corona, who said he traveled from Wisconsin to make his fears known to lawmakers in the case that Medicaid is slashed. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the centrist has some misgivings about the bills as well.At lightning speed and with a little over a week for wider review, the Republicans’ bill could influence health care and health insurance of every American.Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., who faces a competitive re-election race in 2018, says he has “serious concerns about the bill’s impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid”. Now I see exactly what they meant. It would gut Medicaid with even deeper cuts than the wretched House version.Former Indiana State Health commissioner Woody Myers says the bill worsens an already-weakened health care situation after large insurers this week left Indiana’s Obamacare marketplace – something Myers blames federal Republicans for.A vote on the bill could come next week. Reversing course on some of the more popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, it threatens to leave tens of millions of lower-income Americans without insurance and those with chronic or expensive medical conditions once again financially vulnerable.While GOP leadership is hopeful they will be able to move on the measure before their July 4 recess, Johnson said he doesn’t think that it’s a realistic timeframe.