Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

Posted June 25, 2017

McConnell, R-Ky., can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes.

Four Republican senators said they are unable for vote for the Senate's healthcare bill as written, jeopardizing its passage. The current bill does not repeal Obamacare.

But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending.

"This is not a huge surprise", said Young, whose research and teaching interests focus on health law and healthcare management.

Also under Obamacare, over 200,000 CT residents became eligible for Medicaid coverage. S. Toomey must vote no on the Senate bill.

Franken says after being crafted by Republican males behind closed doors, "as expected the bill does not address the real health care issues that people are facing and would be a disaster for the economic stability and livelihood of Minnesota families". Fortunately, buried in the House bill was a way out of the morass.

Some of the steepest cuts would be to the commonwealth's Medicaid expansion, which covers 716,000 lower-income people statewide.

"I think this is going to be an evolving bill", he explained. "Well, who is even going to pay for that?" Then, if he sticks to his timetable, Sen.

During a downtown rally Friday morning, a group opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act described the Senate's proposed replacement as "mean", playing off previous remarks President Trump made about the House bill. If it passes the Senate, it will go to the House.

The House approved its version of the bill last month.

Senate Republican leaders may rely on the deal-making former businessman to lean on conservative senators who are balking at the bill. Obviously that means his vote could change once the bill gets amended, but it might be slightly tricky considering his reason for opposing AHCA: Medicaid. "Wait, you're supposed to be writing it and you haven't seen it?" "You need to reach a consensus or the ACA will stay in place". The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA.

"The protections around pre-existing conditions are still in place in the Senate bill, but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions", says Pearson.

"After drafting a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors with no public debate, the Senate is set to vote next week on a bill that will strip health care from tens of millions of our most vulnerable Americans".