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Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid
Parmenio Sano | 24 Giugno, 2017, 06:09

GOP Senate leaders can only lose two members of their 52-senator caucus in support of the bill in order for it to pass. Heller said he spoke with Senate Republican leaders and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday morning.

"We have to act", McConnell said. Polls show that a majority of Americans are in opposition to the House version of this legislation, and with good reason. But Paul Ryan's bill contained a fatal flaw. John Kennedy is seen more likely as a definitive yes vote for the GOP.

Senator Roger Wicker of MS expressed some disappointment that the new bill bears too many similarities to Obamacare.

Beyond the Medicaid cuts, Heller also said he was also concerned with the Senate bill's rollback, via waivers, of Obamacare's Essential Health Benefits.

Four Republican senators said they are unable for vote for the Senate's healthcare bill as written, jeopardizing its passage. "That's not going to happen with us".


"I will study the bill to determine whether it fulfills President Trump's campaign promises to lower premiums, maintain coverage and protect those with preexisting conditions without mandates", he said. "We're dealing with reality and getting to 50", he stated. The estimate was released Friday by Arizona's Medicaid agency, which analyzed the effects of the legislation on the state health insurance program for low-income people. Washington will pay 90% of the extra costs for these Medicaid clients the first year and 80% every year after.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association represents plans that are the backbone of HealthCare.gov and state health insurance markets created under former President Barack Obama's law. "The program has been a great success and a model for other states to follow". Like all entitlements, the program's costs ballooned as health care became more expensive. It did not sound like a lengthier phase-out of the Medicaid expansion would satisfy Heller the way it might satisfy, say, Ohio Sen. Sandoval was among a number of Republican governors who opted into a Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.

- The Senate bill differs from the House health care measure, so the legislation would have to be reconciled in a House-Senate conference committee.

Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version. Congress goes on recess on July 4. The bill would also bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions.

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