Finding Votes For Senate Health Care Bill — McConnell's Focus

Further, this legislative scheme that will take away health care for millions of Americans is being supported by a bunch of Senate Republicans whose health care coverage is guaranteed by the taxpayer.

Trump essentially confirmed that he previously denounced a House Republican health care as "mean", but said a Senate proposal on the floor is a better way to replace the existing Obamacare plan that he says is collapsing. We reached her in Aspen, Colo., where she's attending a conference.

"When you take a look at the money spent in Medicaid expansion, it's a lot of money, and if we lock in that disparity that's a disadvantage to states like Wisconsin".

But the Senate bill disrupts this.

Underscoring the sensitivity of the bill, Sen.

ROVNER: It differs in some significant ways. Heller said he thought the bill would harm the elderly, the disabled and people battling substance abuse, adding that he is "not confident" it will lower costs for consumers. The legislation also would let people contribute more to certain tax-advantaged accounts. Under the Senate plan, there'd be a three-year transition to a new way of financing Medicaid. Kimmel, speaking about his newborn son's heart surgery, asked Congress to expand access to health insurance and to retain protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Rising premiums and skyrocketing deductible.

ROVNER: Well, they've been kind of skirting that.

The four Republican holdouts, among the Senate's most conservative members, said the plan did not go far enough in scaling back the federal government's role, highlighting Republicans' struggle to craft legislation to revamp a sector that accounts for one-sixth of the world's largest economy. If the risk pool is healthier, premiums would rise more slowly.

"It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together and wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody is happy with", Trump said in an interview on "Fox and Friends" that aired Sunday. They will confirm that it doesn't increase the deficit.

"In the next couple of days, into the very last hour, please keep advocating", Casey told several dozen people gathered in the Capitol Rotunda. Those are exactly the people the Republicans have been complaining about.

It however delays cuts to the Medicaid program and maintains for two years the tax credits included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - commonly known as Obamacare - to help lower-income Americans purchase coverage.

The Senate is proposing to save money by slashing Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor established in 1965. How would it work under this Senate bill? "That's a cost that the state can not sustain". It didn't do so fully, however, which meant the state has missed out on additional matching dollars from federal taxpayers. "You know what he's saying?" We're already seeing governors complain. They could cut who's eligible. A completely different coalition is available, but Republicans don't want to activate it because they are hell-bent on repealing Obamacare. Why?

Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate. And the Democrats have said none of them will support this.

Democrats are united in opposition to the proposal, which was worked out in secret by a group led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In an appearance on the ABC News program "This Week", Collins said she has serious concerns about the cuts the bill would make to Medicaid and how that would affect the most vulnerable older Americans. Now, this is a discussion draft. And the changes that have been made? Oof. The CBO is expected to weigh in on the Senate draft bill early next week. "Cruz or Sen. Paul about the direction the bill should be heading in", said Sen. If they make it better for moderates, the conservatives will peel off. So it's still a very hard battle for Senator McConnell to get this bill through. She's chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News. "That's the kind of thing we're trying to fix". Julie Rovner, thank you so much for speaking with us.

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