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GOP senators rebel as Senate Republicans unveil new healthcare bill

Sen. Susan Collins of ME says she thinks getting the votes needed in the Senate this week to pass a Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act could be very hard.

"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", he said at a news conference in Las Vegas, standing next to Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval.

"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said.

"I have deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn", Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said in a Twitter message.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said the bill would take away health insurance for 400,000 Oregonians covered by the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid.

The Senate bill gives tax credits to people in the individual insurance market up making up to 350 percent of poverty, compared to Obamacare which subsidizes people who earn up to 400 percent of poverty.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said seven to eight additional senators including herself were troubled by provisions in the Senate bill that she believes could cut Medicaid for the poor even more than the House version.

Given the unified Democratic opposition to the bill, McConnell can afford to lose only two Senate Republicans, so Heller's announcement is significant. "Cruz or Sen. Paul about the direction the bill should be heading in", said Sen.

The moderate Republican says she has "very serious concerns" about the proposed legislation but hasn't yet taken a position on it.

"There are things in this bill which adversely affect my state, that are peculiar to my state", Cassidy said on CBS' "Face the Nation".

Trump said he thinks Republicans in the Senate are doing the best they can to push through the bill.

"The Senate bill also cuts funding for Medicare which weakens the programs ability to pay benefits and leaves the door wide open to benefit cuts and Medicare vouchers".

"It has really become abundantly clear why - exactly why - Senate Republicans have been hiding this Trumpcare plan from patients and families and Democrats, and even from many Republicans", Murray said. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill.

Asked about the bill's impact on Medicaid insurance coverage for lower-income Iowans, Ernst said, "I wouldn't say they are losing it".

"Obviously, I have a very different view than Sen. The Senate bill may be meaner".

"It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", he said, noting that conservative Republican senators would likely be reluctant to add spending back to the measure.

Merkley added that for people with pre-existing conditions, "this Republican bill should terrify you".

"I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill", Paul told MSNBC on Friday.

The new legislation would eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a non-profit health organization that Trump's administration has targeted for cuts because it provides abortion services. AARP calls on every Senator to vote "NO" on this harmful bill. They oppose the bill, but only on paper.

But the CBO report is expected to show that many Americans, particularly those in their 50s and early 60s, would pay more under the Senate plan. Toomey also said the proposal - a parallel bill to one that has been passed by the House - still needs to undergo extensive review and will be subject to amendments.



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