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Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill

For those of you anxious about the senate health bill, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said today, "Now that we have full text of the senate's bill, I will do my due diligence and thoroughly review it". And McConnell is having trouble getting enough Republican votes.

Speaking of low-income people, this Senate bill would also cut the subsidies that help people below 250 percent of the poverty line afford their deductibles and copays.

Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled, and goes even further.

Aside from fundamentally changing the structure of Medicaid, the Senate bill also reduces what it sends to states - like NY - that pay a higher amount per person. Both the House and Senate would have to vote again on a final version before sending it to President Donald Trump for signature.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release its forecast on the Senate draft next week.

Senate bill: Tax credits primarily based on income, age and geography, but would cover a simpler plan.

The emerging Senate bill was described by people on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

The Senate bill would take all federal funding from Planned Parenthood for a year, which provides 2.4 million men, women, and children annually with birth control, sexually-transmitted disease treatment, and preventative checkups.

Like the House bill, the Senate's option would drastically cut Medicaid, whose users are two-thirds female, ending coverage for some 11 million users.

Olson said the move shifts more risk to states and may prompt them to rethink who is eligible to receive care under Medicaid, putting coverage for low-income and elderly Wisconsinites at risk.

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association issued a statement after Thursday's release of the Senate bill saying it has been calling on leaders in Washington for months to find a workable replacement. The bill also prohibits people from using tax credits to purchase plans that offer coverage for abortion services.

The subsidies also make it so a person can not pay more than a certain percentage of their income on premiums.

Effectively ends the individual and employer mandates.

"Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm", the former president wrote.

"The current bill does not repeal Obamacare", his statement read, according to the Guardian. Moderates including Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, have expressed concern that the measure would cause many to lose coverage.



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