Both bills roll back a Medicaid expansion undertaken under the Affordable Care Act. Others are much more reluctant to leave and it's taking four or five officers to carry them out.
Alison Barkoff - director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation - helped organize the protest. "The President said the Senate bill needed 'heart.' The way this bill cuts health care is heartless".
As of Thursday morning, 11 GOP senators have indicated they have concerns with the bill.
The whole nation will be watching Thursday to see if Senate Republicans have managed to force a political camel through the eye of a health-care needle. "That's what we're told it might be", said Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. "They know this bill is terribly unpopular and will only become more unpopular once we find out what's in it".
The Senate bill - once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health bill passed by the House last month - instead maintains its structure, with modest adjustments.
A seven-year push by U.S. Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposed on the wealthy will reach a critical juncture on Thursday when Senate Republican leaders unveil a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week.
Facing uniform Democratic opposition, the Senate plan would fail if just three of the chamber's 52 Republicans defect.
He developed the bill behind closed doors, angering Democrats and some Republicans alike.
"I thought it wouldn't be possible for the Senate Republicans to conjure up a bill even worse than that one".
The first draft of the ACHA was then sent to Senate Republicans for consideration and revisions. The bill repeals billions of dollars ObamaCare taxes used to raise money for the law's coverage expansion and also abolishes the law's mandates to buy coverage.
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Their presence there tonight, Trump said, was evidence that the country was "more unified than ever before". Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, rejected Trump's logic about rich people running the economy.
The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is less popular than the bank bailouts.
The bill can not be filibustered because it requires only a majority vote to pass. The draft is likely to change in some ways before a vote occurs.
Conservative Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who wants a full repeal of Obamacare, said he feared that with the legislation being developed, "we're actually going to be replacing Obamacare with Obamacare", referring to the continuing role of government.
Revising the ACA's mandates and eliminating its Medicaid funding would shrink the size of the coverage pool, which would drive up costs for insurance companies and hospitals, which would drive up premiums for patients, which would result in fewer people carrying insurance.
But it was unclear if, or how, the Senate would follow the House's path and forbid the use of health care tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions.
A senior administration official said Senate leaders sounded "optimistic" about the fate of the health care bill in the Senate during their briefing for White House officials Wednesday night.
McConnell was unveiling his plan even as GOP senators from across the party's political spectrum complained about the package and the secretive, behind-closed-doors meetings he used to draft a measure reshaping the country's medical system, which comprises one-sixth of the US economy.
Senate Republicans are holding a private meeting to hear from leaders about their long-awaited plan for eliminating much of President Barack Obama's health law.
OBAMACARE Requires all Americans to buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty, with exceptions for people who have experienced hardships.
While drafting the Affordable Care Act, Democrats allowed for extensive hearings and offered Republicans numerous opportunities to make amendments. The measure represents his attempt to satisfy GOP moderates and conservatives who've complained about the measure.
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