"This bill that is now in front of the United States Senate is simply not the answer".
Nearly immediately, the pro-Trump group America First Policies chose 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. That would leave a tie, which Vice President Mike Pence can be counted on to cast the deciding vote in favor of.
This bill is better designed than the House version, according to Avik Roy, founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, because it offers more help to older people who can't afford insurance while making coverage cheaper for young healthy people.
Health Reform: Just before the Senate unveiled its ObamaCare replacement bill, Anthem announced that it was pulling out of most of IN and Wisconsin.
Heller's comments that the bill "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans" could cause a political headache for Republicans in other competitive races, including those of House Republicans who have voted for their chamber's bill and are considering U.S. Senate bids. The quartet said they want to deal with Senate leaders to resolve those issues.
"It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else".
Despite McConnell's positive reinforcement, many Republican senators were not immediately sold on the draft legislation after a closed-door briefing Thursday morning.
Underscoring the sensitivity of the bill, Sen.
"It remains my fervent hope that we step back and try to deliver on what the American people need", the former president said in a Facebook post. "We're dealing with reality and getting to 50". This appears to be an allusion to the Congressional Budget Office's determination that the House bill would eliminate insurance for 23 million people - 14 million of them through the very Medicaid provisions Heller was criticizing most. He told a rally on Wednesday in Iowa that he wanted a Senate bill "with heart". Adding: "It's a real problem". Lawmakers were racing back to their offices to digest the new text.
"The protection your insurance provides could depend a lot on where you live", said Sabrina Corlette, a research professor at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. Questioned if she had any insight on what the parliamentarian would do on abortion and she said she didn't know.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said his first review of the Senate legislation "raises several red flags for the state". But Cassidy said he remained "undecided" about the bill.
"I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party", Obama wrote, suggesting that the GOP is acting simply to undo "something that Democrats did".
"The Senate bill guarantees people with preexisting conditions access to insurance at the same rate as healthy people, but there is not a guarantee that the benefits they need will be covered by insurance", said Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation. "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better designed".
Sandoval said Medicaid expansion provided coverage to about 210,000 people in Nevada.
"I don't necessarily see this as the sky is falling", Smith said.
"The Medicaid cuts are the part of the Senate bill that probably give us the most heartburn", Moller said.
The Senate bill would effectively remove the Obama administration's incentives and disincentives that have encouraged individuals and companies to invest in broader health coverage. "They are living healthier and happier lives because of that decision - I don' think that can be overstated enough".
Graham called the bill "a starting point".
At a campaign rally in Iowa this week, Donald Trump boasted, "One by one we are keeping the promises we made to the people of Iowa and the people all over our country".
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