Despite his frustrations "about the process" - which Lee condemned as being too secretive - "and my disagreements with the substance" of the bill, the senator would support adding a provision that allows states and residents to opt out of the federal plan and experiment with different forms of insurance and coverage.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office, Washington, November 10. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and his colleagues are determined to get rid of it.
With Democrats and independents unified in opposition, McConnell can only afford to lose two of the 52 GOP votes in the Senate. Conway explained that "In addition, premiums were supposed to go down under Obamacare but they have more than doubled". Better Care would also limit government spending on the rest of the Medicaid program, giving states a set amount to spend per person rather than the insurance program's now open-ended funding commitment. Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
'I speak from the heart, I want to see a bill with heart, ' he said.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said on CBS' Face the Nation that he was undecided on the bill, as did Sen.
"We've got a health care system that's working for government right now but it's not working for patients", U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price said.
The Senate bill is similar to the version of the House measure that passed last month.
During a news conference earlier in the week, the advocacy group and other organizations that are critical of the Republican health proposals urged people to call Cassidy's office and tell him to oppose the legislation.
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Vettel's sanction saw him drop from second to ninth but he recovered to extend his championship lead over Hamilton to 14 points. That promoted Vettel into the lead of the race just as his 10-second stop-go penalty was confirmed for unsafe driving.
"And honestly, nobody can be totally happy", Trump said.
Trump also continued his attacks on Congressional Democrats on Twitter Monday, saying: "The Democrats have become nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS, they have no policies or ideas".
Cornyn made the comments Sunday at a private gathering hosted by the libertarian Koch brothers in Colorado. "That's the kind of thing we're trying to fix".
Four of the Senate's most conservative members immediately complained that the bill didn't go far enough. States would be left deciding whether to raise more money to make up the difference, or to cut back on medical coverage for people using the program. It would provide tax credits, based on income, age and geography, which would make more money available to lower-income recipients to help them buy insurance.
"I would like to delay", said US Senator Ron Johnson, one of the five senators opposing the bill.
Trump said he does not think Republicans voicing objections to the party's proposal are "that far off" from supporting it. And I think, as you get older, the coverage will be less and less affordable. They fight each other. "We don't have too much of a choice, because the alternative is the dead carcass of Obamacare".
A GOP holdout on the Senate Republican health care bill said there's "no way" a vote should take place with so little time for the public and lawmakers to review the consequential legislation. Some of the GOP senators he'll need to persuade have built their own separate political identities in their home states and may be less inclined to embrace Trump.
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