"And we'll see if we can take care of that", Trump said.

Wolf called it "even crueler" than a GOP-penned bill that passed the U.S. House last month.

The legislation, named the Better Care Reconciliation Act, also would abolish most of the taxes that funded the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion.

Under the House AHCA, that relatively lavish subsidy would shrink shockingly.

That's what the Senate Republicans' bill does. Heller, a centrist, said he was concerned about the bill's phaseout of the Medicaid expansion.

There will be changes.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has been one of the most vocal advocates for Obamacare repeal.

The healthy could buy less expensive plans that cover fewer services.

Brewer said cutting Medicaid eventually will cause private insurance premiums to rise because people losing coverage will seek treatment in hospital emergency rooms. Both would get rid of the individual and employer mandates, as well as eliminate taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. Meyers said. "It would be a headline if you didn't". Hell no you can't!

After years of threatening Planned Parenthood, the new bill could finally succeed in "defunding" the health care provider for a full year.

And Democrats are dreaming if they think that the House and Senate Republicans can't iron out their health bill disagreements.

McConnell brushed off questions about transparency.

MITCH MCCONNELL: We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates, and policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandate so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford. "Everybody will have adequate time to take a look at it". Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the centrist has some misgivings about the bills as well.

Under the Senate bill, premiums tax credits are based on income, age, and geography.

I believe Republicans are out to make poor and middle classes more miserable, including the denial of accessible and affordable health care.

McConnell has been quietly leading Republicans' to a vote next week but that doesn't mean it's going to pass.

If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had any big weekend plans, the announcement by Nevada Republican Sen.

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than ideal and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost". Paul cited concerns over continuation of some of the ObamaCare subsidies, while Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Sen. "That for me is a nonstarter". Both are seen as potential "no" votes on the bill.

KODJAK: Those waivers can allow states to drop some benefits required by Obamacare like maternity coverage, mental health care and birth control. Ron Johnson, and Utah Sen. "So, we have 142 pages to go through", she said. Only 13 percent said it would improve healthcare quality.

Senators had promised that their ACA replacement would be very different than the version that passed the House in May, but the bill instead follows the House's lead in many ways. That's because the bill includes a Medicaid work requirement that lets states yank coverage from women who haven't found a job by that point.

The bill can still undergo changes, and Toomey says he'll examine it and welcome feedback. And even though the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will likely conclude next week that the Senate version, like the vastly unpopular House version, will ultimately swell the ranks of the uninsured by roughly 20 million people. well, Republicans just view them as collateral damage.

"You know, health care is a very hard situation ..."

The most controversial aspect of the Senate proposal likely will be the cuts to the Medicaid program, which offers coverage to lower-income Americans.

"It's not that they're opposed".

Democrats have started a series of protests this week that could intensify as the Senate approaches that vote.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association represents plans that are the backbone of HealthCare.gov and state health insurance markets created under former President Barack Obama's law.


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