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Georgia Senators Likely To Support Senate Health Care Bill

15 Julio 2017, 04:49 | Cornelio Vivanco

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It also adds $70 billion to subsidize higher-cost plans that many older and sicker Americans would be forced to obtain - which sounds ironically like the ACA provisions that Republicans have attacked as a "bailout" of insurers.

Senate Republicans pushing to overhaul Obamacare largely ignored key players in the debate over insuring the poor: the health insurers and hospitals charged with carrying out the law if it gets approved.

To help states address the nation's opioid epidemic, the bill also provides an additional $45 billion for substance abuse treatment and recovery. "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". We don't have any evidence there will be changes to the Medicaid portion of the health care bill, which could be problematic if leadership wants their votes. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later withdrew the first proposal when it became clear that not enough GOP senators supported it.

An analysis by Loren Adler and Paul B. Ginsburg of the Brookings Institution, released this week, isn't likely to make them more enthusiastic about the Senate bill. It's expected to issue its score next week.

Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky - have already said they will vote against a motion to proceed next week, leaving the legislation dead if one more Republican opposes it.

Two Republicans, Sen. Susan Collins of ME and Sen.

While these senators have spoken out against aspects of the bill, like Medicaid cuts, in theory, none of them has said whether they'll be the third senator to vote "no", keeping the legislation from passing.

Like its prototypes, though, the latest draft of the bill would end the individual mandate and make substantial cuts and changes to Medicaid - a sticking point for numerous moderates who opposed previous versions. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that says if an insurer sells at least one plan in-state that complies with federal regulations, then it can offer other lower-cost plans.

The revised bill came under attack from medical organizations and consumer advocates, while conservatives balked at taxes and increased entitlement spending that would remain in the legislation. "Ready to work with GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA".

That brought New Jersey Sen.

Both Kasich and Baker have urged Congress to adopt a bipartisan approach to health care reform.

In the most contentious congressional vote of Trump's presidency in May, lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to pass the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released a statement after the bill was unveiled, saying the proposal "would make it harder for those affected by cancer to access affordable and quality health care coverage".

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