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Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

November 25 2017, 07:24 | Rex Rios

Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to keep moderates and conservatives on board. She said she's focusing on senators who previously said they didn't want to cut Medicaid.

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Four Republican senators said they are unable for vote for the Senate's healthcare bill as written, jeopardizing its passage.

McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on.

In the House version of the bill, health care subsidies were tied to age, so the older a person is, the more assistance he or she would receive in paying for health insurance. On Friday a fifth GOP senator, Dean Heller of Nevada, said he does not support the bill.

A Republican senator up for re-election next year just got some bad news about the Senate GOP health care bill. "It's so easy. But we won't get one Democrat vote, not one".

Back in May, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We would not have individuals lose coverage that they want for themselves and for their family. Many Miami Valley lawmakers and health advocates have expressed concern over the proposal's potential impact on addiction, mental health and disability services. It would base tax credits to help people buy private insurance on income, as the Affordable Care Act does, rather than age, as the House bill does.

Cantwell is hoping to organize opposition to the bill.

Price reiterated the argument he has made for months, saying the bills under consideration in Congress are only one part of the GOP's health care plan and that HHS will take action on the administration side to lower premiums - which Heller said the Senate's newly revealed bill will not do.

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. They say the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, needs fixing not replacing. "We'll have to see".

"This bill that's now in front of the United States Senate is not the answer", Heller, a moderate who is up for re-election in 2018, said at a news conference in Las Vegas.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.

Democrats said the GOP measure would take coverage away from people and raise their out-of-pocket costs, all in the name of paring taxes on the wealthy. The Senate bill also calls for a tighter cap on federal spending in Medicaid overall than the House bill did.



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