Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

June 25 06:28 2017

The bill passed the House in May and until 22 June the Senate draft was kept secret from all but a few select Republican Senators by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

A majority of Americans, 51 percent, have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, the law’s highest mark ever in the seven-year tracking poll; 41 percent said they had an unfavorable view.

The other four Senators said the bill doesn’t do enough to repeal Obamacare and lower health care costs. She’s set to appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.

US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the Bill ran into trouble when at least four Republican senators said they would not support it.

The U.S. House of Representatives’ version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more, but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump’s promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare.

Of course, the whole thing could be political theater and the thing passes with unanimous Republican support with barely any changes anyway. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA. He supports the expansion of health savings accounts and giving Americans more freedom in choosing plans that are right for them. It did not sound like a lengthier phase-out of the Medicaid expansion would satisfy Heller the way it might satisfy, say, Ohio Sen.

Sen. Johnson is among a small group of Republican senators who announced their opposition to the bill after it was made public Thursday.

“When you are doing something good, you want everyone to know”, Menendez said.

The bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects to release its analysis of the Senate plan early next week.

Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, who voted against a House-passed bill that would similarly roll back numerous Affordable Care Act components, said the Senate bill is even worse.

Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure.

As we have said before, Obamacare isn’t sacrosanct.

“The cost of coverage for seniors and low- income Americans would increase”, he said.

“It’s going to be very hard to get me to a yes”, he said.

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