Health Care gains in danger!!

One week. 52 senators. Can McConnell get it done?

He celebrated the bill's narrow passage last month in a Rose Garden event with House Republican leaders.

Heller and Sandoval said they believe that Obamacare has problems, but raised concerns with the Senate plan's Medicaid provisions.

We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates.

The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers.

He pulled out the Senate Republican bill.

Johnson said he did not agree with GOP leadership's decision to develop the bill in secret. "There's still an opportunity to make this bill better", he said.

After hospital, doctors and advocacy groups lambasted the proposal released Thursday, the health insurance industry's main Washington lobby said it's concerned about its impact on states' finances and low-income Americans.

The plan keeps some popular parts of Obamacare. The measure also does away with waivers that would allow insurance companies to raise premiums on people with pre-existing conditions.

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She is committed to ensuring that all Alaskans have access to affordable, quality health care and will review the bill through that lens, she says.

Appearing next to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, also a Republican, Heller announced his opposition to the legislation, highlighting the Better Care Act's proposed substantial cuts to Medicaid. 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.

Assistant Director of the Dayton Access Center for Independent Living, Greg Kramer, says cutting Medicaid would hurt many low-income people with disabilities who rely on the program for health care and services.

Conservatives want to kill Medicaid and let the states use money from block grants to fund health care for the poor.

The Senate bill would make the payments through 2019, but then cut them off.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. "A lot of Medicaid recipients will lose health insurance that they have gained, as the Medicaid program cuts through state block grants worsen over time and the dollars for supporting Medicaid expansion disappear".

Sen. James Lankford (R, Okla.) said, "Put me down as a solid 'undecided'". Senate leaders are aiming for a vote before July 4.

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