Colorado could lose $15 billion over the next decade if the Senate health care bill becomes law.
The Better Care Reconciliation Act would phase out Medicaid expansion beginning in 2021, a larger timeline compared to the House of Representative's health care bill, though cuts would be deeper. But the immediate problem is getting rid of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. "It's what people expected based on the news coverage we've seen over the past few weeks".
The legislation also reshapes subsidies to low-income people for private insurance. "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better designed". "Not only will the bill ration health care for millions of Americans, it is a massive giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of our kids".
The plan keeps some popular parts of Obamacare. In 20 of them, it is the only insurer.
Liberals insist action to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is nothing more than politics. The government pays the rest of the premium. He called out Senate Republicans for negotiating the details of the bill without including Democrats and "behind closed doors".
- Senate Republicans are aiming for a final vote next Thursday, before lawmakers leave town for the weeklong July 4th recess.
"This bill, unfortunately, it makes things worse for those folks, because it cuts their subsidies and removes some of them from qualifying for subsidies in the first place", said Hanel.
The Affordable Care Act is perhaps the most significant domestic legislative achievement of Obama's Presidency. NPR's Alison Kodjak begins our coverage. Trump has since called it "mean", despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans.
The Senate GOP says it wants to vote on the bill next week. What will happen to pregnant mothers, children with disabilities, poor adults and seniors who need long-term care once they can no longer count on Medicaid? Avik Roy is a physician and founder of the conservative Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
AVIK ROY: The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, released a prepared statement in response to the Senate draft, which she said has "no heart". But it then allows states to ask for waivers to opt out of that requirement. That could mean states would have to raise taxes to pay for the program or else reduced eligibility or services.
Medical coverage for multiple conditions - including maternity care and mental health - would not be required after 2019, with states having control regarding what is covered. "We have four very, very good people that - it's not that they're opposed - they'd like to get certain changes".
Maine Sen. Susan Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program.
"Both Amy Klobuchar and I are against this", Senator Al Franken told KARE 11 saying he was concerned about the cuts to Medicaid.