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US Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday

Angus King of ME, are expected to oppose the proposed health care bill, and are attempting to convince just three of the 52 Republican senators to join them in their opposition to the bill, which needs just a simple majority to pass. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, who also described the Republican's draft of the bill "morally bankrupt" and "evil".

"It would be great if a politican had the nerve to be brutally honest" and tell people that healthcare costs are going up, said Joseph Antos, a healthcare expert at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

The difference between his private negotiations and how Republicans are trying to move their bill through the Senate now is that the details of the entire Democratic bill and the language he was seeking were well-known to the public, Stupak said Monday.

Speaking on the Senate floor, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer slammed Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for not allowing Democrats more than "10 hours of debate on a bill that affects one-sixth of the American economy".

"If it's an effort to rush it from a small group of people straight to the floor on an up or down vote, it'll be a problem", Mr Rubio told CNN. "Everybody pretty well understands it", McConnell said of the bill that no one has seen.

Departing from the House-approved version of the legislation - which President Donald Trump privately called "mean" last week - the Senate plan would drop the House bill's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people with pre-existing conditions.

The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties.

Democrats say Medicaid cuts in the Republican plan will be devastating and that Obamacare's struggling exchanges can be salvaged with more federal spending to beef up subsidies and backstop insurers' losses.

The sources said that in some instances, the documents McConnell planned to release might suggest optional approaches for issues that remain in dispute among Republicans. It would also phase out over three years extra money Obama's statute provided for states to expand Medicaid coverage to additional people. But Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid, like Ohio's Rob Portman, want to extend that to seven years. The so-called individual mandate - aimed at keeping insurance markets solvent by prompting younger, healthier people to buy policies - has always been one of the GOP's favorite targets.

When pressed by Blitzer about whether he would support a bill even that included funding for Planned Parenthood if it would help the measure get a majority of votes, Barrasso dodged the question. We know it will be at least as cruel as the House Bill recently passed, and it will devastate our caring communities if it passes the Senate. Many Republicans have long fought that organization because it provides abortions.

"If you have a good bill, a bill that actually helps people, you don't need to keep it secret", Sen. And another conservative, Sen. But he promised voters he would seek full repeal of Obamacare, and "everything I hear (about the Senate draft) sounds like Obamacare light".

According to the new survey conducted by Program for Public Consultation, University of Maryland, 63 percent of Republicans in deep red districts did not like many provisions of health plans proposed by House Republicans. "I'd find it hard to believe we'll have enough time", he said, adding that if he did not get enough information, "I won't be voting yes". "I'm not open to Obamacare lite". Among those left out of the room where it happens: Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), the only Black Republican senator; and Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) who have previously split with their party with regard to health care for women.



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