"In this form, I will not support it", Heller said at a news conference with Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Bill at a closed-door session with party faithful on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen.
Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version.
McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on. Heller is up for reelection in 2018 and is from a Medicaid expansion state. Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller.
Now, a draft of the so-called Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA) is out, and it's safe to say that it's as spiteful as everyone had feared.
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Ftouhi also says something similar to "you have killed people in Syria, Iraq , and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die". Amor Ftouhi , 49, a citizen of Canada and Tunisia, has been charged with violence at an worldwide airport, officials said .
"It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America", Obama said on Thursday in a 1,000-word post on Facebook. That makes him the fifth senator to say so, the other four being Texas Sen.
Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. "It does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal [ACA] and lower their health care costs", the four wrote in a joint statement.
This bill also gets rid of the Obamacare mandates, where you had to get insurance or pay a fine.
Remember what Trump promised the American people. He's particularly concerned about spending cuts to Medicaid included in the bill. Meanwhile Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are opposed to the bill cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood for a year. Those include continued payments of cost-sharing subsidies to insurers, a repeal of the tax on health insurers, and a $50 billion stability fund created by the law. Early next week, the Congressional Budge Office will submit a report evaluating how many people would lose their insurance due to the bill as well as its impact on the federal budget.
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