Senate punts, then 3 new Republicans oppose health care bill

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Jerry Moran (R-KS) - who wasn't on anyone's radar - that he was opposed to the bill as it now stands.

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the BCRA projecting 22 million people would be uninsured over the next decade, including 15 million Medicaid beneficiaries.

Senate Majority Lead, Mitch McConnell says there will not be a bote on Healthcare this week. Do we close and make people drive 50 miles to a bigger city? Both the House and the Senate have different health care bills. But he added, "If we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like, and that's okay".

Trump, furthering his proposed spending and budget goals, shamefully called for our government to "shut down in September". He could only afford to lose to Republicans since no Democrats are going to vote for this. Following Barack Obama's historic election back in 2008, it took just one year for the former president to sign the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, into law. Its contents, as far as media and nonpartisan reviews can determine, would result in far fewer of our fellow Americans having the safety and security of health insurance, and many who would keep their coverage would pay considerably more while receiving far fewer benefits.

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"As drafted, this bill will not ensure access to affordable health care in West Virginia, does not do enough to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating my state, cuts traditional Medicaid too deeply, and harms rural health care providers", she said.

Are Montana's Republicans ready for what their new president and the Republican Congress is going to do for them and to us?

The Senate version of the health care bill would roll back the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, end the individual and employer mandates under Obamacare, and potentially allow insurers to charge people with pre-existing conditions far higher premiums. "The Senate draft before us includes some promising changes to reduce premiums in the individual insurance market, but I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when OH is facing an opioid epidemic", he said. We did this in the House.

The PAC said on Friday it was planning to spend $1 million in its campaign to pressure Heller into voting for the bill. Vice President Mike Pence could provide the crucial vote needed to break a tie. Susan Collins, saying they wouldn't even support a motion to advance the bill to the Senate floor.

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The entire Democratic Party is expected to stand against the bill, which means the Republicans can only lose support of two lawmakers in the Senate.

"No matter how the bill changes around the edges, it is fundamentally flawed at the center", he said. Senator Chuck Schumer beseeched his colleagues, "This is not a bill of paper and pencil".

It would abolish the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance. Medicaid costs are rising at a fast and ultimately unsustainable rate, critics say.

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