Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

'Trumpcare' Still Faces Hurdle In The Senate

'Trumpcare' Still Faces Hurdle In The Senate

The Washington Examiner reports that Senate Republicans will be drawing up their own healthcare bill instead of voting on the American Health Care Act, which was passed by House Republicans last week.

"I shouldn't say this to a great gentleman and my friend from Australia, because you have better health care than we do, but we're going to have great health care very soon", Trump told Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

His praise of the healthcare system in Australia raised a few eyebrows, given that a number of Republicans dislike it, but Trump's people claimed he was not as enamoured of it as he might have sounded. If the Republican health care bill becomes law, OH schools could lose between $8 and $12 million. "There'd be a House bill".

NBC News is only aware of one CBO score that the GOP had received for its health care legislation, and that was provided for an older version of the bill that failed to make it to the floor of Congress.

Republicans cracked beers. Democrats mockingly sang "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" as the final vote count came in.

"The Senate still has to debate this, and because of the way majorities work in the Senate and because of politics, there's a good chance that a majority of this bill will be rewritten", explained Rai. Many would lose out on financial support or health care coverage.

An attempt at putting the measure to a vote failed in March, and House Republicans scrambled to make some changes to get the bill back on the floor. Many conservative Republicans saw the bill as a lost opportunity that gave minority Democrats too many concessions. - It would allow states to permit insurers to charge more for pre-existing conditions. Currently, Medicaid is based on medical and health care services people use.

An analysis of the bill known as the American Health Care Act shows that it mainly benefits the wealthy and would hurt the poor the most.

"For seven years the Republicans have been promising, 'If only you elect us, we'll repeal Obamacare, ' " Cruz said in a radio interview on Saturday.

"The House bill is not going to come before us", Collins said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". There are still 18 months before the 2018 election, whereas House Democrats eked out final passage of the ACA less than eight months before the 2010 midterms. Before the Affordable Care Act banned health insurers from denying coverage or charging more for those with preexisting conditions, an insurer could regard treatment received for rape or domestic violence as a preexisting condition.

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