Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

  • Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

By posting a almost 1,000 word critique on facebook, Obama wrote "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party".

The bill was created to be a budget reconciliation instead of new legislation and thus would need only a simple majority of Senate to pass the bill, as opposed to the customary 60-vote majority. "We're actually cutting taxes", Paul said.

This bill is better designed than the House version, according to Avik Roy, founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, because it offers more help to older people who can't afford insurance while making coverage cheaper for young healthy people. The Medicaid cut also includes disability services. Also, kids can remain on their parents' insurance until age 26. The president said the House bill was mean.

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.

During a speech on the Senate Floor Thursday, McConnell said the plan was the product of dozens of meetings. "It didn't", McConnell said. "Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle-class and Americans deserve better than the failing status quo". This could be an issue for Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The 142-page bill which seeks to reverse the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has been pushed forward for Senate voting next week. On Medicaid funding, Griffith said it's not known whether schools would lose the money. Dean Heller says he has serious concerns about how the GOP's latest proposal to overhaul the federal health law would impact people who depend on Medicaid.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

The House's version of the bill, which passed that chamber in May, is a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

After the bill was announced, videos showed protesters being forcibly removed from outside McConnell's Capitol office.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said that with the current health care system, families in Tennessee and across the country face rising costs and have limited choices.