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Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?

29 Juillet 2017

After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a "skinny" repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of July 28, a US bishop said the "task of reforming the health care system still remains".

The prevailing idea in the Senate right now appears to be that the last, best shot at repealing the ACA is to allow a smaller group of lawmakers from each house to convene in conference and essentially start from scratch, trying to develop a bill that Republicans on both sides of Capitol Hill can support.

Jeffery McNeil, a Street Sense vendor who also assistant-manages a local fitness center receives Medicaid from AmeriHealth Caritas, said that he does not think a work requirement for Medicaid would be fair for those unable to work. Give me a break.

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Eibner noted that President Donald Trump seems to be advocating for this approach on Twitter, where he wrote "let ObamaCare implode, then deal!" For more than seven years, it has been the foundation for a slew of new regulations and a massive redistribution of funds within the medical system. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. "No matter what we pass it's not going to fix the whole problem".

"I know how many of our people it's helped", Zolbrod said. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, leads fellow Democratic Senators to meet supporters outside the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after the Senate voted to start debating Republican legislation.

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On a squeaker of a vote, the Senate began an extraordinary debate Tuesday over profound philosophical and practical changes to the nation's health-care system - without knowing what the legislation would be.

Cruz has said that this change would lead to lower insurance rates for healthy people, and analysts suggest that it would do so. It may incorporate some of the earlier amendments or not, and it is likely geared to attracting as many votes as possible. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has said he will hold hearings on reform measures.

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"Nobody has said Obamacare is ideal".

But whether there's much appetite among Republicans for merely tweaking the health insurance program remains to be seen.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said after the vote that he is open to working with the Republicans on a plan.

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., was critical of Trump, saying, "He never really laid out core principles and didn't sell them to the American people".

Few laws have defied as many existential threats as the Affordable Care Act.

Discounting the bluster and hyperbole from Congress and the White House, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act is not ideal - but it is far better than the mystery legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims is out there, somewhere. But they have been a bone of contention between Republicans and Democrats, leading to uncertainty about whether the federal spigot will remain on.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that "cutting taxes for middle class families and fixing our broken tax code" is at the top of his list when Congress returns from its August recess.

The CBO data found that in the first year after implementation, the skinny repeal measure would result in 15 million fewer Americans with health insurance than the current law in the first year, and 16 million fewer within a decade.