But it doesn’t take a CBO analysis to see that as with the previous version of the bill that died without a vote, it is much more a cold-hearted spending cut than reform – and there is nothing humane about provisions that would lead to many millions of people losing access to health care.
“It is an impossible thing to do, and my job and the MA delegation’s job is to make their job even tougher”, Markey added at the Boston office of Health Care for All, an advocacy group.
The American Action Network is going up with a $500,000 buy that touts the health plan, known as the American Health Care Act, and thanks Ryan and Republicans who supported the measure in its narrow passage out of the House last week.
Ryan and Trump administration officials have rallied around the House legislation after intense criticism from Democrats, who say the bill would strip protections.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a moderate who also has concerns about the GOP bill and whose vote will be critical, said the Senate will “start from scratch” and not consider the House bill. “I think that the Republican Party will be rewarded”.
Senate Republicans, generally more centrist in their politics, do not feel compelled to herald the House bill.
Its 10-year $880 billion reduction in Medicaid funding would roll back the expansion of Medicaid in many states and end or limit the coverage used by many poor people, seniors and disabled children. Ryan described the House bill as a “rescue operation” meant to address what he characterized as a badly failing Affordable Care Act.
“We want to make healthcare affordable, but over the last few years with Obamacare, some of these deductibles have made it unaffordable for a lot of people”, said Dr. Agostino Cervone, president of the medical staff at Peconic Bay Medical Center, who was speaking for himself and not the hospital. You got to remember, if you can’t even get a health insurance plan, what good is it?
“Sometimes in life you have to do what’s right, not what’s politically expedient, ” Priebus said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday”.
Trump on Sunday largely remained out of public view at his secluded private golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and planned to return in the evening to Washington.
Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he and his colleagues would “come up with what the Senate thinks the Senate can do”. His fellow Republican senators who also have to run for re-election in 2018-especially Nevada’s Dean Heller and Arizona’s Jeff Flake-are probably not going to be too pleased with this polling, either.
Blunt said the Senate GOP will wait to review a score of the legislation’s cost from the Congressional Budget Office before moving ahead with any vote.
Is everyone covered, or will 24 million people be losing health care coverage, as has been feared?
“If they didn’t have insurance, they wouldn’t visit a doctor because it would cost them extra money”, he said. She says a high-risk pool in ME worked only because it had a clear source of funding.
The House bill would eliminate fines on people who don’t buy policies and erase taxes on health industry businesses and higher earners.