Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

US Senate Democrats Plan Nationwide Protests Against Republican Healthcare Plan

US Senate Democrats Plan Nationwide Protests Against Republican Healthcare Plan

With the Senate bill delayed by a few weeks and maybe more, the timeline of the effort - and the overall viability of a years-long bid to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act in favour of a Republican replacement - was thrown into question. That made it impossible for even a dealmaker like McConnell to get enough votes to pass the bill this week. "If we didn't, we'd already have a full repeal probably on the president's desk". Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and closely followed by Sens.

And next, please make a call to each of the Senators listed below and ask them to vote against this bill that would take health care away from so many of their constituents and make it less affordable for many more.

The Senate bill would repeal almost $1 trillion in taxes established by the ACA. The problem with that is that leaders only have a limited window to get health-care policy done in a way that avoids a Democratic filibuster. Dean Heller of Nevada for not embracing the health care bill aren't helping.

"So for all of those reasons, we need to come up with a solution". Heller is seen as a moderate, as well as one of the most vulnerable senators up for reelection in 2018.

Republicans want to gradually cap Medicaid expenditure - which would mean 15 million people would lose their benefits by 2026, according to a report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Also Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine).

Obamacare didn't require people to buy insurance that they could not afford.

Bucshon says that the CBO is basing a lot of its findings on the individual mandate being eliminated, saying people are more likely to choose not to have coverage rather than them losing it altogether.

"People in MA & across this country spoke out against this awful "healthcare" bill".

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What they're saying: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away the insurance from tens of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said in a Friday news conference.

Instead of paying 50 percent of all Medicaid costs in the state, and 90 percent of the cost of patients enrolled under the ACA's expansion of the program, the Senate bill would provide federal per-capita payments to states and phase out payments for the 200,000 people who secured health coverage under Medicaid's expansion.

Since the CBO score is in, the Senate parliamentarian will meet with McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to make sure that the bill as written is in line with the rules of reconciliation.

The governors of NY and CT have also released critical analyses of the bill. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Sen. And, it's safe to assume quite a few undecided GOP senators who haven't publicly commented on the legislation are frustrated with the process. "They're very anxious to help, and we appreciate the invitation, and I hope all of our members will head down". I think the president was open-minded about making the bill a better bill.

This group of GOP senators is up for reelection in 2020.

"We said if we get elected, we will repeal and replace Obamacare". Due to their appeal to independent voters, Democrats have been trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents in a bid to gain majority House control in 2018.

"With ZERO Democrats to help, and a failed, expensive and unsafe ObamaCare as the Dems legacy, the Republican Senators are working hard!"

"It's certainly going to be very hard", she said, referring to McConell and the Trump administration's effort to get her onboard.

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