Sen. Rob Portman undecided on newest version of health care bill

Sen. Rob Portman undecided on newest version of health care bill”

That version was projected to lower the deficit by billions over 10 years - but that may have changed as the latest version offers billions more for state grants and also doesn't repeal as numerous Obamacare taxes.

"The revised version improved on the previous version in a number of ways, all while retaining goals of providing stability and improving affordability", said McConnell, R-Kentucky. Obama's penalties on people who don't buy coverage would end, federal health care subsidies would be less generous and there would be $45 billion to help states combat drug abuse. Of the 52 Senate Republicans, aside from Paul, Susan Collins of Maine, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have said they will not support it.

The bill is expected to retain some of the 2010 law's taxes to blunt premium costs and roll the dice with Sen.

The draft leaves numerous Obamacare taxes in place, including on high-income earners, while allowing Americans to buy less expensive plans, which offer fewer medical services. 'I think it's a insane idea and I just can't support more big government'.

"It seems to me you're using that money over and over again", she said. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania.

The latest revision scraps plans to repeal two taxes on wealthy Americans that help fund Obamacare, and also drops a repeal of a tax on health insurance executives. The House passed an ObamaCare replacement bill in May. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), said he'd be willing to compromise but he wouldn't break his promise to voters to do it. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on Thursday at a press conference. Sarah Leffler, of Alexandria, Virginia, came to Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers to vote no. Provides additional flexibility to the states to ensure health care dollars are spent in a manner providing the most effective and efficient coverage based on their health care needs and populations.

A frustrated Trump added, "I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me..."

Blumenthal, who has been organizing "emergency field hearings" where constituents can weigh in on the health care debate, has planned another for Friday afternoon at Mitchell College in New London.

"I'm trying to get a bill that will lock down Republican governors", Graham said. "It must be defeated".

The "insurance executive tax break" allows a health care insurance company to deduct from its taxes up to $500,000 of the pay of each top executive in the company.

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