Unfortunately, this is Donald Trump's America, where the most exclusive club is wherever Mitch McConnell and his gang of 13 white men are hiding the latest version of the health care bill-from fellow Republicans, Democrats, the press, and the public.
As in Obamacare, individuals with pre-existing conditions will still be able to get insurance, and children can stay on their parents' plans through age 26.
Four GOP conservative senators - Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Kentucky's Rand Paul and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - said the bill falls short of GOP promises to erase Mr Obama's law and lower people's costs. And key votes such as Sens. She says the protesters rely on Medicaid to help them live and she says the health bill amounts to "tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of people with disabilities".
At the same time, the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act calls for two more years of federal payments that insurers consider crucial to partially defray out-of-pocket expenses lower-income customers face with Affordable Care Act coverage. Because of this, I can not support it as now drafted, and I do not believe it has the votes to pass the Senate. He noted that because of changes to the eligibility for the health care exchanges, states could just eliminate Medicaid coverage and dump people in the exchanges with zero help or support.
"Obamacare is dead and we're putting a plan out today that is going to be negotiated", Trump reportedly said.
Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law.
Can McConnell get the votes?
McConnell's hoped-for vote within a week is likely to be met with significant resistance from Democrats, and some Republicans hinted they may not be willing to vote for the bill without more time to review the measure and gauge their constituents' feelings.
As with the House bill, the Senate proposal also allows insurance companies to charge older people five times more than younger people - under the ACA, that ratio is 3 to 1.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., facing a tough re-election fight next year, said he had "serious concerns' about the bill's Medicaid reductions". With only a week until the Senate vote and no committee evaluations, the heat is on to either pass or kill the plan.
Still, others were more upbeat.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said, "No surprise that insurance lobbyists are helping write this bill".
The Senate can't vote on the bill until the Congressional Budget Office scores it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hopes to vote before the July 4 recess begins.
Medicaid pays the bill for roughly two-thirds of Americans in long-term nursing home care.
Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.
The former president says amending the GOP-written bill "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation". However, it's long-term cuts are greater because it limits how much states can receive. And it would give states the right to opt out of some of Obamacare's regulations. And as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price likes to point out, a lot of doctors won't even accept Medicaid these days, although Price never mentions why. Reversing course on some of the more popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, it threatens to leave tens of millions of lower-income Americans without insurance and those with chronic or expensive medical conditions once again financially vulnerable.