Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

But even with control of both chambers of Congress and the White House since January, the party has struggled to make good on its bold campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The end to funding for Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and a move to cap how much the federal government spends on the state-federal health program for the poor could harm state budgets and program beneficiaries, according to America's Health Insurance Plans.

Hoff, who studies healthcare implementation, noted that the Senate measure is a "bit softer" than the House bill. "More than 50% of our nursing home care is paid by medicaid, so there is reason to call this bill "cruel".

Senate Republicans released their healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions of Americans Thursday. The bill would also cut taxes for high-income Americans.

The Senate bill is similar to the version of the House measure that passed last month.

But while it's true that health care costs are rising, there's little evidence that Senate Republicans' bill, which was negotiated in secret for weeks and could see a vote as early as Thursday, would do anything to stop that rise.

If Paul Ryan is smart, he will simply bring up the Senate bill for a vote and be done with it. "Like in the House bill, older people around 58, 59, 62, who were lower income will certainly wind up paying a lot more for their health insurance if this bill passes in its current form".

Pelosi: GOP More to Blame than Democrats for Harsh Political Discourse
As she put it, the party had "taken away the modicum of humanity" of the president. "The people's House-united in our humanity". Tim Ryan confirmed to Mic that some Democratic members of Congress have received death threats in the wake of the shooting.

The four are sticking together to get changes, such as fewer government subsidies created to make health insurance more affordable. However, "as now drafted, this bill does not do almost enough to lower premiums".

Cantwell is hoping to organize opposition to the bill.

Mr Obama said that though repealing and replacing Obamacare has become a core issue for Republicans, "we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course".

"We're anxious about the burden it creates for the states", Kristine Grow, spokeswoman at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said on Friday.

Heller and Sandoval said they believe that Obamacare has problems, but raised concerns with the Senate plan's Medicaid provisions. But not all Republicans fully support this legislation.

Molina also said that the bill's proposal to tie cost-sharing subsidies to the lowest-level "bronze"-rated healthcare plans will make coverage less affordable, not more, by raising customers' out-of-pocket costs".


Popular
  • After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

    Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff . Trump predicted Handel's win as early as April 17, when he said that a runoff will lead to a win.
    Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

    Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

    James played all but 2:23 - when he sat the final 1:49 of the first quarter the Cavs went from up three to down seven. But history turned to infamy when they blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers , the biggest collapse in NBA Finals history.
    Friday Freebies: Treat dad to free food Father's Day weekend

    Friday Freebies: Treat dad to free food Father's Day weekend

    America celebrates Father's Day today, with countless ties, cards and cookouts honoring dads of all shapes, sizes and colors. Small steps can help dad begin implementing healthy activities into his life - even if just for 30 minutes each day.
  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., who from the floor of the Senate hours after the shooting said he was "sickened by this despicable act ". The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined both were purchased legally, the FBI said Thursday.

    Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

    Indeed, Rosenstein hired Mueller recently as the special counsel-prosecutor of this Russian Federation probe. In general, as with most of the Russia-related hearings conducted by Congress, it was a tale of two parties.

    Hicks hits 2 HRs, Montgomery pitches Yankees past O's 8-2

    Gausman has permitted at least eight hits in five straight starts - not the ideal recipe to slow New York's hard-thumping lineup. He broke the game open with a three-run 450-foot bomb in the first inning to make it 5-0, the longest homer of his career.
  • What's next on health care draft in Congress

    The new legislation would eliminate numerous taxes enacted under the ACA to fund the expansion of health insurance coverage. House bill: State could allow insurers to raise premiums based on pre-existing conditions if they had a gap in coverage.
    Triple H invites Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor to Monday Night Raw

    Triple H invites Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor to Monday Night Raw

    Win or lose, you're looking at a guy who's already pretty damn rich and gonna transition that into being wild fucking rich. But that price did not last long at all, as bettors wasted no time in backing their opinion up with their money.

    Sarfraz Ahmed expecting tough test when Pakistan take on England

    Young spinner Shadab Khan is in for all-rounder Fahim Ashraf. "It's unfortunate that Jason didn't get runs", said Morgan. Last year, England has thrashed Pakistan 4-1 in an ODI series at home and host will look to repeat this in this match.
  • OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T

    OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3T

    Coupled with fast but efficient RAM and storage (below) and various software efficiencies, this should be an impressive device. Not to mention, the OnePlus 5 is priced to kill - it's far more affordable than the premium flagships Samsung and Apple sell.

    GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

    Instead, the lawmaker said, the legislation is being put together by the staffers of the Senate's GOP establishment leaders. The Senate healthcare bill is being crafted by one senator - Mitch McConnell , along with a coterie of aides.

    UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

    Uncertainty over Brexit has already had a "negative impact on everybody in Europe, especially on Britain ", said Mr Verhofstadt. The talks revolve around support from the DUP on a vote-by-vote basis in parliament, rather than a formal coalition government .

CONNECT