Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill
Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it
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24 June, 2017

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised".

Now he's facing his next challenge - persuading enough Republicans to back the measure.

Nearly immediately, the pro-Trump group America First Policies made a decision to launch what a source with the group says will be a major television, radio and digital ad buy against Heller - a remarkable attack on a member of Trump's own party whose seat is endangered in 2018. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead", President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday. Look forward to making it really special!

Of course, the whole thing could be political theater and the thing passes with unanimous Republican support with barely any changes anyway. If Vice President Mike Pence is called in to cast the 51st vote in favor of the Senate bill, GOP leaders could lose only one vote.

Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited plan to overhaul the nation's healthcare system on Thursday to broad condemnation by Democrats and mixed reviews among GOP members.

"Well they are also four good guys and they are four friends of mine and I think that they'll probably get there, we'll have to see", he said on "Fox & Friends". "When you are doing something bad, you want to hide".

Perhaps the most sweeping move, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and the disabled - and goes even further. They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". "Johnson also said he is" not necessarily on board with all of the tax cuts" proposed in the bill either. They oppose the bill, but only on paper. Republicans face a daunting public-relations campaign to sell the legislation, which is expected to reduce or eliminate insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

- Protects those with pre-existing conditions from getting charged more, but their coverage could be reduced. For states that opted into the expansion, people whose household incomes were up to 138% of the federal poverty level could qualify for coverage.

Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House Bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law. The GOP plan would create federal tax credits to help Americans buy health insurance and would let states have more flexibility in deciding what services they want to keep and which they want to drop. He cited the rollback of expansion has his reason not to support it.


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