Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

Lawrence Kim
June 24, 2017

Yet Trump praised the Senate health care bill Thursday, saying "it's going to be very good".

Even Mr Obama wrote: I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not ideal, nor could it be the end of our efforts.

"It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", Heller said.

Molina also said that the bill's proposal to tie cost-sharing subsidies to the lowest-level "bronze"-rated healthcare plans will make coverage less affordable, not more, by raising customers' out-of-pocket costs". He said the state's uninsured rate declined from 23% before the Affordable Care Act to 11 or 12% afterward. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug-addiction treatment efforts.

The Senate bill proposes repealing the 3.8 per cent net investment income tax on high earners retroactively to the start of 2017.

"This current draft doesn't get the job done", Cruz said.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation's Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law's tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law's coverage guarantees.

"It should scare every American that the Senate plans to vote on this bill without understanding the true ramifications".

"It's simply not the answer", the Nevada Republican said at a news conference alongside Gov. Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas. The Senate bill doesn't do that, and conservatives want a clear path to Medicaid phase-out before they will support any legislation. Some Republican senators say the bill doesn't go far enough and are calling for a complete repeal.

ABC news reporter Miriam Khan said she noticed some blood splattered on the floor.

The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare may be in trouble.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. The deep cuts to Medicaid likely mean about 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance, including 4.5 million Californians.

Those senators are Ted Cruz of Texas; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; Rand Paul of Kentucky; and Mike Lee of Utah. "Poorer and working-class Americans will eventually face more costly health insurance that may provide them with fewer benefits", he explained.

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