Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward

GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward

He also called it "an important and constructive first step in repealing Obamacare" making way for a "better, stable" system, in a statement released on Twitter. And Senate Republicans say their plan attempts only to slow the growth of Medicaid, not de-fund it. "I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to review the Senate bill", Johnson said. Moderates are also wary of the legislation, which would make deep cuts to Medicaid and raise premiums for the poor, elderly, and sick, while benefiting people who are younger and wealthier.

The healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act could be in trouble now that a handful of Senate Republicans said they won't support the current form of the bill. She was asked about the bill's impact on lower-income Iowans now covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

"I'm for 100 percent repeal, that's what I want, but if you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I'd probably vote for it". Dean Heller (R-NV) and conservative Senators Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz.

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Kumar, daughter of Congress leader Jagjivan Ram, occupied Speaker's office between 2009 and 2014, during the UPA's second term. In the open letter to the members of the collegium, she said, they have the unique privilege to make history.


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 Senate bill resembles legislation the House approved last month that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said would mean 23 million additional uninsured people within a decade and that recent polling shows is viewed favorably by only around 1 in 4 Americans.

On Friday, Sanders tweeted that thousands would die if the Senate passed its version of the health care bill as it now exists.

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The Louisiana lawmaker said he could not back the bill unless his concerns about it are addressed. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Rand Paul said his party "promised too much" on a bill that is not expected to bring down premiums as promised.


"What I've told leadership very clearly is I'm going to need time and my constituents are going to need time to evaluate exactly how this is going to affect them", Johnson said. The legislation would phase out federal funding for Medicaid expansion - now covering about 11 million people in 31 states - beginning in 2020, and shift more of those costs back to states.

Price said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Nevada Sen.

Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. "They are living healthier and happier lives because of that decision - I don' think that can be overstated enough".

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While Senators have been working on the legislation since the AHCA passed the House, Democrats including Menendez have taken issue with the "secretive" nature by which the bill was drafted.

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