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Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

26 June 2017

Unless the state steps in with substantially more funding - possibly $30 billion or more by 2027, compared to $24 billion under the House bill - many would lose coverage.

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. No, it doesn't. The devil is not in the details, it's in the big picture.

The Senate proposal would significantly shrink spending on the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, cut taxes on higher earners and the medical industry, let insurers provide fewer benefits and offer less generous subsidies for coverage than former President Barack Obama's law.

But other provisions aimed at enticing conservative senators could bring more sweeping cuts to the expansion program than the health care bill approved by House Republicans. "Make sure we're taken care of here in the state of Nevada", Heller said. "They can't afford the nursing home".

That was a reference to other provisions of the Republican plan that would cut taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and America's wealthiest families.

Still, the bill unveiled by Senate GOP leaders Thursday is even worse in some ways than the awful bill the House narrowly approved in May.

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

The ACA is far from ideal, but recall that it was designed with input from the insurance industry. Republicans also want to change the way the federal government calculates payments to the states starting in 2025, reducing the federal government's contribution to the states. Congress will not commit to funding promised subsidies to cover treatment for the poor and those with expensive ailments, or to keeping in place the mandate forcing individuals to buy insurance or pay a penalty.

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He said the 210,000 who became eligible with Nevada's Medicaid expansion are single adults who do not have children and earn about $16,000 per year.

It's actually a wonder that the ACA works as well as it does, given the GOP's determination to make it fail.

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill.

"I disagree, because they had 60 votes". The Senate would determine who gets tax credits to help buy insurance by income, rather than age.

"The CBO estimated that the surcharge would do more harm to the risk pool because people who are sick and have high medical costs would be willing to pay the surcharge to get the needed coverage", Lambrew said in a conference call with reporters on Friday. This pig's lipstick is being applied with a trowel. In fact, the cuts to Medicaid are even worse than in the AHCA.

Critics on both sides of the aisle said the bill, which was drafted behind closed doors by a small group of Senate leadership and committee staff, has been shrouded in secrecy.

McConnell, R-Ky., released the bill Thursday after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far.

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.