Democrats have blasted the Senate bill, with some calling it "meaner". In order for the bill to receive a green light, 50 out of 52 Republican senators would have to vote "yes", which might not be possible when it comes to the current version of the bill, the Washington Post reported. And McConnell is having trouble getting enough Republican votes.
Policy experts said that would keep more young, healthy people out of the market and likely create a sicker patient pool.
Video and photos of the arrests quickly made the rounds on social media, including one striking image of a protestor in a wheelchair and breathing mask being escorted out by an officer.
And Susan Collins of ME restated her opposition to blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood. She says she'd like to see a more open debate. The Senate bill would postpone the draconian Medicaid cuts to 2021, a year later than the House.
Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal.
"Sen. Collins will carefully review the text of the Senate health care bill this week and into the weekend".
The Senate bill would also reduce subsidies now provided to help people without workplace coverage get private health insurance, said Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the health care consulting firm Avalare Health.
He said now that leadership knows there are not 50 votes for the bill, he hopes a negotiation can begin.
An analysis of the bill by the Congressional Budget Office, highlighting its expected costs and effectiveness, is expected early next week.
According to a poll from the Kaiser Famidly Foundation, 55 percent of Americans say the Senate's bill is unfavorable, compared with 30 percent who say it is favorable.
The Senate's most conservative members said the plan did not do enough to scale back the USA government's role.
"We have to act", Senator McConnell said.
Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Thursday, unveiling a proposal to slash taxes, rollback Medicaid spending, and end "Obamacare's" individual mandate requiring most Americans to have health coverage.
"We live in the wealthiest country on earth". Those hospitals would be put out of business by lower Medicaid payments. And then there's Medicaid. "If this bill isn't good for Kansas, it isn't good for me", Moran added.
S.C. taxpayers also could be hurt if the state has to pay more of the costs for Medicaid, the joint federal-state insurance program for the poor and disabled.
The tax was part of Obama's health law, and it has always been unpopular among Republicans, as well as business groups and labor. Almost 70 percent of America's elderly - most of whom worked hard to support families and pay taxes all their lives - can afford to live in nursing homes because of Medicaid. A capital-gains tax cut for the most affluent Americans would be retroactive to the beginning of this year.