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Insurance Companies Concerned About The Future Of Medicaid Under GOP Plan

26 Juin 2017

"The bill is just devastating and that's what's making it so hard for them to pass it", Schumer said, adding that Democrats were "doing everything we can to fight this bill because it's so devastating for the middle class".

"The health care bill would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it so that everybody is happy with it", Trump said.

"If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes, I'll consider partial repeal", he said.

File image of U.S. president Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump and White House officials made the Sunday talk show rounds looking to build support for the Senate Republican health care bill that has faced criticism from Democrats and several Republicans since it was unveiled last Thursday.

The president reportedly suggested the House bill was mean in a meeting with Republican senators last Tuesday, CNN reported, later confirming he had used the phrase in the interview with Fox and Friends.

The issue is acute for many states that expanded healthcare eligibility under the joint federal-state Medicaid program.

But it repeals the individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance without creating incentives for Americans to stay in their plans.

McConnell is working to get other Republican holdouts to back the health-care bill for a possible vote next week, as he begins to separate those who can be won over with modest changes and those who may have unbridgeable concerns. "I don't want that life no more", Sanchez said.

The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law, such as specific health services insurers must now cover.

"Right now, we've got premiums going through the roof, deductibles are sky-rocketing".

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened.

Though an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office won't be released until Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a vote this week, before the July 4 recess. GOP Senator Susan Collins of ME, who has not yet said she will vote against the bill, expressed reservations towards it to news outlets today.

Media Matters searched for mentions of "condition" or "benefit" to code for mentions of cuts to essential health benefits in the Senate bill and impact on those with pre-existing conditions.

"That was my term because I want to see-and I speak from the heart, that's what I want to see".

At least two GOP senators said Sunday that goal may prove too ambitious.

Trump, in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday morning, called the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people".

Some Republican governors who agreed to the Medicaid expansion have voiced concerns to the Senate and President Donald Trump's administration, such as Ohio Gov. Trump has yet to explicitly say whether he will support the legislation as it is now written.

In Illinois, about 650,000 residents could lose Medicaid coverage under the Senate bill, and subsequent effects of state law, in 2021.

And it would keep more of Obamacare's insurance regulations than the House legislation. "I might vote for 80 percent repeal", Paul told ABC's "This Week".

And that's where I think, given the extent of what the damage would be 10 years out, is what would happen - is we would have to reduce the amount of money we offer providers. Johnson spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Insurance Companies Concerned About The Future Of Medicaid Under GOP Plan