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Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

24 Juin 2017

The GOP holds a 52-48 advantage over Democrats in the Senate, with Vice President Pence standing ready to break ties in the GOP's favor. However, these four conservatives expressed their willingness to support changes with Paul explicitly stating he was "open to negotiations".

Heller said it is a "lie" that the Senate Republican health care bill would lower premiums.

Heller, meanwhile, was skeptical Friday that Senate leadership was going to be able to provide the concessions he would need to support the bill.

Republicans have been promising full ObamaCare repeal for seven years.

The Senate measure maintains much of the structure of a House bill passed in May but differs in several key ways.

Most senators got their first look at the bill as it was released Thursday morning, and some immediately voiced concerns.

But Obama's criticism of the Republican bill goes too far in its absolute condemnation.

Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Sen. Whether those new policies are enough to convince skeptical Republicans such as Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Dean Heller of Nevada and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia remains to be seen. As Medicaid became more costly, payments by the states to doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers dropped.

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Both Paul and Cruz told reporters Thursday that they felt they could get to "yes" votes with tweaks to the proposal. The individual mandate encourages healthy people to buy insurance, decreasing the average health care costs of all the insured people - and therefore, their premiums. Under the Senate GOP plan, all this coverage is at risk. The Senate version of repeal and replace includes a provision championed by Gardner for disabled children and those with medically complex conditions to be exempt from spending limits placed on states.

"These cuts are blood money". The Senate can only afford two "no" votes from Republicans and still pass the measure.

"It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", he said, noting that conservative Republican senators would likely be reluctant to add spending back to the measure.

CBO analysis of the bill predicts that 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance, while the top 1 percent of Americans would enjoy $306 billion in tax cuts over 10 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

He called it "a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families" to the very rich that would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections and "ruin Medicaid as we know it". The Senate version is, in some respects, more moderate than the House bill, offering more financial assistance to some lower-income people to help them defray the rapidly rising cost of private health insurance. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

Video of the protest shows the protesters being carried away by police officers as they chanted "no cuts to Medicaid".