Senate Republicans unveiled their highly-anticipated Obamacare repeal bill on Thursday, and are aiming to hold a vote on the legislation before the end of June.
The Senate bill rolls back major features of Obamacare and includes steep cuts to the Medicaid expansion program.
A handful of Senate Republicans are meeting in secret to craft a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.
A day after saying he had “serious concerns” over the Senate’s health care reform bill, Sen. Some Republican senators say the bill doesn’t go far enough and are calling for a complete repeal. Here’s a breakdown of the percentage of federal funding each state receives, with those in dark blue receiving the most support.
Small business owner Molly Connor is one of 70,000 Hoosiers who may lose her insurance on Indiana’s exchange.
Yet McConnell plans to bring his bill to the floor without so much as a public hearing – and under rules that limit debate and prohibit a filibuster.
House Republicans barely managed to muster enough votes with a series of last-minute amendments before the chamber passed a highly criticized Obamacare replacement plan last month. None of the Senate’s 48 Democrats are expected to support the package, meaning the legislation survives only if no more than two Republicans vote no. But unlike the House version of the legislation, it’s not called the American Health Care Act. Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well. The Senate bill will begin to rollback Medicaid expansion in 2021 and allow states to opt for waivers for essential health benefits.
America is better than that; we can take care of vulnerable Americans and still have a growing economy for the middle class and keep our country safe.
“I think that they’ll probably get there, we’ll have to see”, President Trump said.
The full impact of McConnell’s bill won’t be clear until the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office completes its analysis next week. Five GOP senators now do not support the measure.
Price said he had spoken with Heller and Sandoval to elaborate on his full vision for the proposed health care overhaul. It would erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped Obama’s law expand coverage by roughly 20 million Americans. “To add insult to injury all the money saved is going to go to a tax cut for insurance companies, drug companies and the very wealthiest Americans”.