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Senate to vote to repeal Obamacare

Washington state officials say about 700,000 Washingtonians could lose health coverage under the Senate plan.The Senate bill’s real-world impact is not yet known, but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to provide an estimate early next week. A number of other centrist senators-including Rob Portman and Shelley Moore Capito-have also voiced concerns about the Senate’s cuts to Medicaid.In nearly the exact words used yesterday by Collins, Heller said he could not support any bill that took away health insurance from “tens of millions of people”.Sen. James Lankford (R, Okla.) said, “Put me down as a solid ‘undecided'”.Nonetheless, Heller’s announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with.Sen. Johnson is among a small group of Republican senators who announced their opposition to the bill after it was made public Thursday.— Senate Republicans are aiming for a final vote next Thursday, before lawmakers leave town for the weeklong July 4th recess.Heller faces perhaps the toughest reelection race next year of all the GOP senators who will be on the ballot, so it’s not entirely surprising he came out against the bill, given how deeply unpopular the House version of the repeal legislation has shown to be. He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood, impose a “crushing age tax” on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits.The 142-page bill, which includes cuts to Medicaid, would end the individual mandate set up by the ACA, which was a key component that kept the law functioning. The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes. Even Donald Trump called the House bill “mean”, despite celebrating its passage last month. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning a vote next week.MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ron Johnson says he’s hesitant to support the Senate’s new health care reform bill largely because it doesn’t address the cost of health insurance. Iowa opted to expand, and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014.Mr McConnell said Democrats chose not to help frame the bill. It would be politically hard for Heller to take a different stance on the measure from the popular Sandoval. Already, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is preparing to challenge him.”It was just released yesterday”. Where are we going to go when they close that? The Senate parliamentarian will make that decision. They also say the draft legislation does not do enough to lower health care premiums.Wisconsin’s other U.S. Senator, Democrat Tammy Baldwin, also released a statement.In one instance, Sen.