And the McConnell bill also creates another industry giveaway, a $70 billion account to shore up insurers against the economic turbulence the rest of this bill will create. "Make sure it is a bill that benefits all Americans, not just Big Pharma and the insurance companies". She predicted skyrocketing costs for taxpayers also, stuck with the bill for sicker patients. On this one, McConnell should have stuck to his original game plan. Analyses of the earlier version of the Senate bill found it would result in more than 20 million additional uninsured Americans over a decade compared to current law.The newest version attempts to attract conservative support by allowing insurers to offer skimpy coverage plans alongside more robust ones, but also reaches out to moderates by adding billions in help for the opioid crisis and to defray high costs for consumers.In Phoenix, Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the almost 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot and that the surgery went "very well", a hospital statement said. "We call on Idaho's senators to reject any bill that causes large coverage losses for Idahoans, caps and cuts Idaho Medicaid, or guts critical protections for people with health conditions".
"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act", McConnell wrote. McConnell can only afford to lose two votes and have the bill pass.
McCain's office said Saturday, "On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week". You do the math.
Many of those senators are waiting for their Republican governors to weigh in on the legislation before moving forward and are bristling at proposed reductions in Medicaid spending. They'll see nothing passed if Chuck Schumer and the Democrats get to run the Senate. Vice President Mike Pence would break a tie for final passage.
Following eye surgery to remove a blood clot above Sen. "I keep going back to the fact that they are living a better quality of life".
Lee has offered no hints as to what his future decision on the legislation will be, but one thing seems nearly certain: The fate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act rests in his hands. I've developed them twice after surgeries. He also wished a speedy recovery for McCain.
McConnell is betting that the moderates will come to his side before next week's vote after he made several concessions to them in the new bill.
"The longer the bill's out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not repeal", he said.The White House said Sunday that Trump was "monitoring what's going on with health care" but did not otherwise weigh in on the growing uncertainty. Not a single one of the Senate's 48 Democratic or independent members supports the bill.
"Have no doubt: Congress must replace Obamacare, which has hit Arizonans with some of the highest premium increases in the nation and left 14 of Arizona's 15 counties with only one provider option on the exchanges this year".
"Prior to the implementation of the ACA, "individual and family" private health insurance covered doctor/specialist visits, lab tests, preventive care, hospitalization, emergency care and most included prescription drug coverage".