Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill

Sunday, 25 Jun, 2017

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She was retweeting a column written for the Center for American Progress, a liberal advocacy group and Harvard researchers that have claimed that anywhere from 18,000 to 28,000 people could very well die in 2026 if they were to lose their coverage due to the new healthcare policy. Revealed on Thursday, the bill remains deeply unpopular, and with the vote looming on the horizon, prominent Democrats and progressives are speaking out - including the party's 2016 presidential nominee.

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Oddly enough this lines up with comments Trump himself has made about his healthcare bill when he called it "mean".

During an interview on "Fox & Friends" taped Thursday at the White House and aired Friday, Trump appeared eager to avoid offending any of the holdouts.

Will U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy live to regret having been so up front about his doubts over the health care bill passed by House Republicans and backed by President Donald Trump? The main reason so many insurers are pulling out of the program is that Congress and GOP-dominated state governments refuse to live up to their end of the bargain.

Just like Obamacare, under the Senate Republican plan, individuals without employer coverage will still buy private insurance using tax credits based on their income and the average cost of insurance premiums in their area. "So, we have 142 pages to go through", she said. The Michigan Democrat believes the Senate bill would cut coverage while increasing costs.

Repealing the mandate without the incentives would cause premiums to increase 20 percent, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated. "I think this really undermines any efforts that we might have in trying to curb the opioid epidemic".

Critics say the changes will break a model that has covered millions of Americans for more than 50 years, cutting people off from coverage and potentially putting lives at risk. "Medicaid provisions included in this bill are particularly problematic".

Casey and others say the bill poses a bigger threat to Pennsylvania's health care system than many other states, partly because of Pennsylvania's relatively generous Medicaid program and partly because of its relatively older and costlier population.

Yet McConnell plans to bring his bill to the floor without so much as a public hearing - and under rules that limit debate and prohibit a filibuster. But any replacement should cover more people, not fewer.

"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said. Reducing taxes, Republicans argue, will boost the economy, and shrinking spending on programs such as Medicaid will slow the growth of the federal debt.

The bill could come to a vote as early as next week.

"To single out Planned Parenthood which provides services to so many low-income women", Collins said, "is just wrong".