Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

Protestors took action the minute the bill was released.

"If our Republican colleagues were proud of this bill, there'd be a brass band down the middle of Fifth Avenue and every street in America", said Schumer, the Senate's minority leader.

Capitol Police first asked people to stop demonstrating, then began arresting and carrying away those who refused.

"Any federal legislator who votes for this bill and says, oh I didn't cut Medicaid, I just sent it back to the states-that whole deliberately misleading", he added.

It is now up to us to let our Senators know that this bill is unacceptable.

Toomey also penned an op-ed in the Inquirer Friday, further outlining Obamacare's "failures". The deep cuts to Medicaid likely mean about 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance, including 4.5 million Californians. As pointed out by Vox, these include the essential health benefits package - something which requires healthcare providers to cover maternity care, mental health treatment, and prescription drugs. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday, effectively phasing out Medicaid entirely.

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President Trump has urged lawmakers to pass the overhaul, which features billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, disabled and nursing home residents, and dramatic tax cuts for wealthy Americans. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

Democrats are strongly opposed to what Sen.

Though the Senate GOP's bill repeals the individual mandate, the legislation maintains numerous ACA tax credits that have helped people buy insurance.

Passage would move President Donald Trump and the GOP closer to one of their marquee pledges - erasing Obama's 2010 statute. "The Senate bill may be even meaner". He told Fox News, "I think that they'll probably get there, but those Senators are not the only obstacles". Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

The Senate bill looks a great deal like the House bill, which would leave 23 million more people without insurance over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

With five Republican Senators already in opposition and more than a dozen signaling wariness, a legislative victory is anything but a sure thing.



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