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Collins still undecided on Senate health care bill

Brian Sandoval, the governor of Heller's home state, is a Republican, but he is counting on Heller to provide what could be a crucial vote to maintain President Barack Obama's health care law, which has been a boon for the working poor in Nevada. Sen. He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it.

The U.S. House of Representatives' version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more, but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump's promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare.

The Senate health care measure drew immediate fire from centrist and conservative Republican senators and industry officials.

The CBO said it would issue its assessment of the Senate bill early this week.

The Senate bill would make the payments through 2019, but then cut them off.

Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP bill before knowing what was in it. "That's what I want, make sure that we're taken care of here in the state of Nevada", said Heller. This press conference may have been Heller laying claim to one of the two lifeboats that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can spare in order to get to 50 votes. Several other Republicans, including moderate Susan Collins of ME, are still undecided about the legislation.

Sens. Paul Ryan of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin all said they would not support the current bill after its long-awaited reveal. Rob Portman and Shelley Moore are concerned cuts to Medicaid would hurt the fight against opioid addiction by limiting low-income people's access to addiction treatment.

"We have a very good plan", Trump said on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" Sunday.

Democratic Congressman Tom O'Halleran said, "The proposed cuts to Medicaid in this bill are going to devastate rural communities in Arizona and disproportionately impact those who can afford it least". Hours after McConnell unveiled the bill Thursday, four other Republican senators said they opposed the measure and several others expressed qualms about it, The Associated Press reported. Democrats and health care interest groups have been unloading on Heller all spring with no end in sight. "We have a few people who are modestly, not standing on the rooftop screaming, they want to get some points". The Congressional Budget Office estimated the House bill would lead to 23 million people losing insurance over the next decade.

"We have a very good plan", Trump said in an interview broadcast in the USA on Sunday.

Trump says he believes his majority party is "going to get there".



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