The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a fifth Republican senator came out against it. So far, five Republican Senators have said they can't support the bill in its current form, which in theory is more than enough opposition to doom the BCRA.
The proposed Republican health care bill released by Senate leadership this week will "kill Massachusetts" without addressing any of the real flaws in Obamacare, Congressman Stephen Lynch said yesterday.
President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" that he says has stymied bipartisanship in Washington. Sandoval introduced Heller at the press conference with remarks explaining how the Senate bill would lose Nevada hundreds of millions of dollars to cover its low-income population.
Healthcare stocks closed down 0.1 % on Friday, clawing back some losses after the sector dropped sharply late in the session on Heller's announcement.
Senate Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of their version of health care reform legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare Thursday morning, after setting aside the version of the bill the House passed last month. Both House and Senate bills would delay implementation of Cadillac tax on the most expensive health insurance plans until 2026. If the four senators - Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Mike Lee, R- Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky. - join Democratic senators in opposing the bill, it will be defeated.
Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain is a direct care organization that sees firsthand the positive impact Medicaid services have on the people we serve every day, including personal care services that meet the most basic human needs.
Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have. "We have a few people that are I think, I could say modestly, they're not standing on the rooftops and screaming".
Additionally, about 20 percent of Medicaid spending goes to provide nursing home care, including for middle-class seniors whose savings have been exhausted - a situation nearly any of us might confront.
Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday on Fox News, said, "I think we're going to get there", but acknowledged the complicated road in the coming days to "picking a plan that everybody is going to like".
But at least one Republican governor of an expansion state signaled that he felt the bill was a step in the right direction. Like the House, the Senate wants to eliminate the requirement that large employers offer insurance plans to their workers.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said he hopes to bring the GOP bill to a vote before Congress breaks for its Fourth of July recess.
The Nevada senator joins four other Republicans in expressing opposition to the draft bill as it is now written.
Heller said he wants to protect Medicaid expansion states, which would be a "heavy lift" when it comes to states that chose to opt out.style="text-align: center;"