Medical Groups Hate the ‘Literally Heartless’ Senate Health Care Plan

They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans “to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs”.Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., must get yes votes from 50 of the 52 GOP senators to avoid a defeat that would be a major embarrassment to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.The percentage of Republicans who are showing support for the replacement is declining. But he said “it’s going to be very hard to get me to a “yes” on the bill. He said he doubted Democrats would help.Those Republican senators are right, this plan should be dead on arrival. Overall, he says society could go backwards.MARTIN: What parts and programs of the Affordable Care Act are most at stake with this new version of the Senate Republicans’ bill?Standing at a press conference alongside Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a fellow Republican, he said, “At the end of the day, it’s about Medicaid expansion”. Trump made the plan’s repeal a centrepiece of his 2016 election campaign.”Senate Republicans are paying for tax cuts for the wealthy with American lives”.”That should be the central issue for Republicans – repealing Obamacare and making healthcare more affordable”, said Cruz in a statement to CNN.Americans who are 39 years old or younger would generally pay smaller percentages of their income than what they paid under the ACA.The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House bill, but differs in several key ways.The legislation also reshapes subsidies to low-income people for private insurance.That’s not to say their constituents won’t continue to make their voices heard. “Remember, ObamaCare is dead”, Trump tweeted late Thursday. “And I’m announcing today that in this form, I simply will not support it”.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law.Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version. “And now the Senate doubling down on that I think means, it’s extra mean”.HORSLEY: Obamacare addressed that problem by requiring Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.The Urban Institute’s Blumberg warns that without a strong provision to keep healthy customers in the market, insurance companies will lean on states for permission to offer more bare-bones policies.In a visit to his home state Capitol Friday, Pennsylvania’s senior US Senator Bob Casey called the bill “obscene”. It contains, at minimum, Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. How would it work under this Senate bill?ABC News also reported that as the GOP bill was being released Thursday morning there was a “large protest gathered outside McConnell’s office, with people in wheelchairs staging a ‘die-in, ‘ and protesters chanting that no changes be made to Medicaid“. Johnson said, “It’s freaky what we’ve done to our healthcare markets”.Heller is the first Republican senator to rule out supporting the bill over its spending constraints to Medicaid.