Reform Movement Decries Senate Republicans’ Health Care Bill

Trump welcomed the bill but indicated changes might be in store, tweeting: “I am very supportive of the Senate #Healthcarebill”.To explain the reason for his dissatisfaction, Obama shared the possible effects of the Senate Health Care Bill. 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.”America can not be strong if she is not healthy”.He added, “I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win”. The House’s bill factors in age, but not income, when determining how much financial assistance to provide people. “And policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandates so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don’t need or can’t afford”, McConnell said.The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has yet score the bill, but by some estimates as many as 11 million people who gained coverage under the Medicaid expansion would be booted from the rolls under the Senate plan.Currently, the medical device tax is suspended through the end of this year, but under either the House or Senate bills it would be permanently repealed before the moratorium on the tax ends.While they say they are “open to negotiation”, the four could be a problem for McConnell and other Senate Republican leadership if they don’t vote along party lines.”I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when OH is facing an opioid epidemic”, Portman said in a statement. The 142-page bill which seeks to reverse the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has been pushed forward for Senate voting next week.More than 2 million Coloradans have a pre-existing condition.In addition, Kaine said the bill would slash Medicaid, hurt the 22,000 Virginians who rely on Planned Parenthood for health care, weaken health benefits, and raise health costs for families.McConnell wants to pass the bill before the July 4 recess, so the bill most likely will hit the floor next week.To read the bill in its entirety go here.”We should be for repeal but we also have to have sufficient confidence in capitalism, competition and free markets”, Paul said.