Published: Sun, June 25, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

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The proposed Republican health care bill released by Senate leadership this week will "kill Massachusetts" without addressing any of the real flaws in Obamacare, Congressman Stephen Lynch said yesterday.

The Senate version mostly mirrors the House bill but would allow for the continuance of federal subsidies that under the Affordable Care Act are allocated to those who can not afford to pay their monthly health insurance premiums. "It would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it", the former president added. "Because of this, I can not support it as now drafted, and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate".

Democrats hope to use those rules to erase some language from the bill, including a section barring consumers from using the measure's health care tax credits to buy insurance that covers abortions.

Back in May, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

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President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday to mobilise support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version. Portman, Murkowski, Heller, and other key GOP senators represent states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

"The current bill does not repeal Obamacare", Rand Paul, one of the four Senators, along with Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Mike Lee of Utah, who have said in a joint statement that they're "not ready to vote for this bill".

Ernst declined to comment on any other provisions during a news conference at the Iowa Capitol, saying, "We have 142 pages to go through". BRCA will result in many Americans-especially low- and moderate-income and older Americans-paying thousands more in premiums for skimpier health plans. He said Thursday there's a lot to digest in the Senate bill, but his initial reaction is concern about how Connecticut's already-challenged Medicaid expansion will function when federal funding is cut.

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The American Health Care Act would allow individuals 26 years of age and under to maintain health coverage under their parents' insurance plans as is guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act. Clinton wrote the strong words on Twitter as she retweeted a study by the Center for American Progress that said the health care bill now making its way through the Senate could lead to as many as 28,000 additional deaths in 2026.

McConnell 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. The group praised the bill's extra funding for insurers as well.

Many conservative senators have expressed concern over the current draft of the bill, worrying that it may kick many of their constituents off health insurance.

"It's a very, very narrow path", the president said. However, "as now drafted, this bill does not do almost enough to lower premiums".

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Hospital groups came out against the bill on Thursday.

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