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Nevada Republican Senator Wavers On Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump, according to news accounts, described the health care bill passed last month by the House as “mean”. Cassidy has said he thinks Medicaid spending is unsustainable, but as a former Charity system doctor, has also acknowledged that the program helps many people.”The bill is just devastating and that’s what’s making it so hard for them to pass it”, Schumer said, adding that Democrats were “doing everything we can to fight this bill because it’s so devastating for the middle class”. But the end may be in sight: Sen McConnell has said he could call for a vote on the bill next week.”My background really is manufacturing”.Ernst declined to comment on any other provisions during a news conference at the Iowa Capitol, saying, “We have 142 pages to go through”.The Republican bill solves none of the problems with the ACA.The Medicaid portion of the bill is also drawing opposition from the insurance industry, which has a growing stake in Medicaid as more states seek to privatize parts of their programs. “Let’s acknowledge that, let’s fix the damage done by Obamacare and transition to something that works”.”There isn’t anything in this bill that would lower premiums”, he said.Asked about the bill’s impact on Medicaid insurance coverage for lower-income Iowans, Ernst said, “I wouldn’t say they are losing it”. If they make it better for moderates, the conservatives will peel off. The main course is meant to be big cuts in individual and corporate tax rates that would benefit the rich. And let’s not forget one thing: … “And Planned Parenthood is an important provider of healthcare services, including family planning and cancer screenings for millions of Americans – particularly women – and they should be allowed to choose the healthcare provider that they want”. One, reduce taxes on the rich.Heller, a Republican who is up for re-election in 2018, is the Democrats’ top target in the upcoming cycle.Sandoval said the Senate bill “is something that needs to change”.”So that’s why they – there’s such pressure on these Republicans”.But he contended that the alternative to changing US healthcare policies is the collapse of the law commonly known as Obamacare. Instead, slashing Medicaid spending creates fiscal headroom for what is euphemistically being called “tax reform” – a soon-to-come package of huge tax cuts favoring the wealthy. And the Senate bill would take more time to phase out the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid coverage; despite claims that this represents “heart”, it may have less to do with compassion than skewing how the bill is scored by the Congressional Budget Office. In Illinois, which is undergoing a deep budget crisis, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has only said it has “concerns” as it reviews the plan, a response eliciting scorn from Democrats including prospective challengers next year. Medicaid provides health care not just for the indigent and disabled but also for the working poor – low-wage employees who can not afford health insurance, even the plans offered through their jobs.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been pushing to pass the bill before the July 4 recess, but Johnson is not the only Republican suggesting it’s an unlikely goal. Now, the uninsured rate may start climbing again, because both the House and Senate bills cut federal financing and repeal an unpopular requirement to carry health insurance.”This bill doesn’t do that”, he said.”I think that they’ll probably get there, we’ll have to see”, President Trump said.Vice President Mike Pence has made weekly trips to Capitol Hill to meet with senators about the health care bill and said he and the president are “determined before this summer is out” to keep their promise to break up Obamacare.