GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

  • GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

He said any repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act would have "insurance for everybody", telling the Washington Post, "there was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it".

"I don't think they're that far off".

The comments are a blunt - but defensible - description of the Senate bill, which maintains some of the structure of President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act as it relates to the individual insurance market, and many of its regulations governing health care in general.

The Senate's bill - released this week - differs in key ways from the House-passed version.

McConnell needs nearly every Republican to support the bill.

Passage would move President Donald Trump and the GOP closer to one of their marquee pledges - erasing Obama's 2010 statute.

MARTIN: How do the Republicans get to the argument that this will actually bring costs down for consumers? Jerry Moran, have expressed reservations. "We should not be voting on this next week", he said on NBC's "Meet the Press". Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin immediately came out and said they couldn't support the bill in its current form.

Medicaid coverage is a huge issue for moderates and senators from expansion states. Elaine Rodriguez spoke for many parents saying her disabled daughter, Leandra, depends on Medicaid for medicine and oxygen.

Sandoval said Medicaid expansion provided coverage to about 210,000 people in Nevada. She said that a loss in federal funding could be detrimental to patients who rely on health care services including dentistry, OB/GYN, and pediatric medicine.

The bill, which was written behind closed doors, is facing its fair share of criticism from Democrats who say that it negatively mimics the House's plan. Sen. The bill would also bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions. He is seeking to push a final package through the Senate before the July 4 recess. "It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week".

Kevin Sparks is the CEO of UnitedHealthcare's Kansas Health Plan, one of three companies that administer Kansas Medicaid, or KanCare.

Casey, a Democrat, said that's disingenuous, because the commonwealth doesn't have the money to make up for federal cuts.

"We've been disappointed that movement has not been more dramatic toward a full repeal or a broader rollback of this law, Obamacare", Tim Phillips, the president of the Koch-affiliated political advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, told reporters at a donor retreat in Colorado.

But several have pointed out that the Republican bill improves on Obamacare, which they say was a large-government approach to health care that does not deliver the benefits it promised for patients.

That's something both parties can agree on if the health care talks open up beyond their current party-line positions, she said.

"We have over 2 million people on Medicaid in Pennsylvania, and our fear is that those people are not going to be on Medicaid in five years", said vigil organizer Robin Stelly.