Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes.Several Democrats have admitted Obamacare needs fixing, but that abandoning it for the Republican replacement – known formally as the American Health Care Act – is not a viable option.For the past seven years, Republicans have worked to repeal the landmark health reforms of Mr Trump’s Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.”The chaos the Republican Party is wrecking across our health care system won’t just be felt in our insurance markets but in doctor’s offices, ER’s and clinics across the state of in”, says Myers.The 142-page Senate health care bill revealed Thursday was written in secret by 13 white men with little or no expertise on health care issues and no advice from doctors, hospitals or health economists, let alone from the public.It was not immediately clear whether the group intends to back a primary challenger to Heller. Neither he nor fellow Arizona Sen.”In this form, I will not support it”, Heller said at a press conference Friday. She was asked about the bill’s impact on lower-income Iowans now covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. His biggest concern involves dismantling the Medicaid expansion he enacted in Louisiana, which has given insurance coverage to 430,000 people.The former President argued that he fought for the ACA “for more than a year” alongside “thousands upon thousands of Americans” because “we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course”.No Republican senators definitively said they would vote against the bill, instead focusing attention on the provisions that would need to be changed to earn their vote.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes.Now he’s facing his next challenge – persuading enough Republicans to back the measure.President Donald Trump will help lead talks to get the reluctant Republicans on board. But a defeat would be a bitter and damaging blow to Trump and his party.McConnell, R-Ky., released the bill Thursday after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama’s statute and centrists warning about going too far.A vote on the bill could come next week. Almost 70 percent of America’s elderly – most of whom worked hard to support families and pay taxes all their lives – can afford to live in nursing homes because of Medicaid.