Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote

Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote

The majority of the Senate bill's coverage loses occur because of the bill's drastic cuts to Medicaid, a program that covers low-income individuals and families. "We're still optimistic that we'll get there".

Rob Portman, R-Ohio, sent a joint statement Tuesday afternoon announcing they did not support the current version of their fellow Republicans' plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Combined with those that defected before the delay, at least nine GOP senators have said they opposed the first iteration of the bill. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to declare she could not support the bill in its current form. "They may never have a better chance to improve USA health care and reform government, and the window is closing". Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. Shelley Moore Capito are the latest Republicans to say that they oppose the bill. "We're trying to get toward the goal of getting the private sector of providing low cost health insurance coverage for our citizens".

To a shouted question about his views on the legislation, POTUS said that he thinks that "the Senate bill is going to be great". That could be a particular concern to moderate Sen. McConnell has indicated he would continue negotiations to bump up the vote count.

"Well, I thought I'd ask you, folks, to come say hello, and we'll discuss healthcare". He added, "When senators tell me they want to get to yes, that means that we have a very good chance to get to yes", the AP reported.

But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the GOP healthcare plan "rotten at the core" because it's a tax giveaway to the nation's wealthiest. The CBO said the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over the next decade.

With thousands in DE slated to lose heath care if the Republican-crafted attempt at an American Care Act replacement passes, Gov. John Carney attacked it as "unacceptable".

The CBO cost estimate, including an analysis on the number of people likely to be covered, is expected to be released as early as Monday. Rural America was a stronghold for Trump in the presidential election. It would also require a six-month waiting period for people who enroll in insurance if they've been uninsured for more than 63 days in the past year.

That's slightly better than the House GOP bill. I have studied the draft legislation and CBO analysis to understand its impact on West Virginians.

The CBO report deemed that 22 million more people would lose insurance by 2026, further dooming the bill's passage.

The letter sent to all 100 senators Tuesday, signed by 14 organizations, says that the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would undercut Medicaid, the federal program that now pays for half of all births in the United States and about 62 percent of seniors who are living in nursing homes. "If we didn't, we'd already have a full repeal probably on the president's desk".

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