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The Senate's Flawed Health-Care Bill

24 Juin 2017

And in a Facebook post, Obama said: "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill".

Collins has taken a series of small but important steps that have helped guide the process in a positive direction, starting with her 2015 vote against an Obamacare repeal bill because it called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Because of the way parliamentary rules are being applied, the 52 Republicans in the Senate are the only ones who get to make a meaningful impact in this debate. So, the chamber's leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, can only afford to lose the support of two members of his party if the proposal is to pass. If the four senators - Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Mike Lee, R- Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky. - join Democratic senators in opposing the bill, it will be defeated.

"It doesn't protect Nevadans on Medicaid and the most vulnerable Nevadans", Heller said at a news conference in Las Vegas.

If Republicans in the Senate manage to pass their unsafe bill in the coming week, they'll be celebrating and partying and exchanging high-fives.

But it also reconfigures subsidies and gives states wider abilities to opt out of regulations and waive essential benefits that are mandatory in insurance plans under current law.

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Its overall vision is a fiscally conservative one, whose aim is to have consumer behavior pressure companies into delivering the best services possible. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA. However, the credits would require people to purchase a less comprehensive plan, and would not be available to as many low-income people, according to published reports. The group praised the bill's extra funding for insurers as well. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the Senate measure is expected in the next few days. The bill "rolls back the ACA's Medicaid expansion - making for deep spending cuts to that program, compared with current law".

Gorenstein: Well, much of it's going to be returned to the wealthiest Americans and in the form of tax cuts.

The former president, as all Democrats have been doing, pushed the idea that his healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, had input from Republicans and Americans and wasn't forced upon them. If they pass their bill, instead of celebrating, they should slink out of town for the Independence Day recess deeply ashamed. He said he was encouraged by parts of the bill, but that more work needed to be done.

Democrats formed a united front against the controversial measure that was drafted in secret, criticizing it as a "war on Medicaid", the health care program for lower income Americans, and calling it a worse plan than one that passed the House of Representatives in May. "We have four very, very good people that - it's not that they're opposed - they'd like to get certain changes". Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well.

The Senate's Flawed Health-Care Bill