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Trump camp plans attack ads against health care bill holdout

With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam.

McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on.

However, Senate Republicans' bill would make deep cuts to Medicaid, rolling back Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and transforming federal Medicaid payments to the states into per capita reimbursements, the rates of rich would get smaller and smaller through 2025, or block grants. Iowa opted to expand, and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014.

The Senate plan significantly scales back Medicaid - a healthcare programme for the poor - and repeals Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy.

Using remarkably caustic language, Mr. Heller, who is seen as a pivotal swing vote, denounced the Senate-drafted health care bill in terms that Democrats swiftly seized on. We are disturbed by the secretive method in which this bill was crafted, and by the Senate's exclusion of clinical and expert opinion from ACOG and other peer medical and health organizations. He said he was "concerned" about Medicaid and would analyze the bill and vote for it only if it is good for Ohio. They say the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, needs fixing not replacing.

A day after saying he had "serious concerns" over the Senate's health care reform bill, Sen.

"No argument against Trumpcare is more eloquent than the grave consequences it means in people's lives", she wrote colleagues. It pays almost the whole bill for the more than 700,000 primarily childless low-income working adults who joined Medicaid after January 1, 2015, when Pennsylvania expanded income eligibility guidelines to take advantage of the more generous federal contribution rate under Obama's law. The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes. That chamber, too, faced opposition from both conservative and moderate pockets.

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.

But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced this health care bill as a Republican promise to repeal Obamacare - finally kept.

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill.

Allen said the council is also amenable to people losing their tax credit altogether if they don't maintain continuous coverage. We are also a state that is mostly rural, with a large number of people relying on rural hospitals for their healthcare.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.

The bill, which was marketed as different from the health care legislation passed by the House in May, looks remarkably similar to its predecessor.

The measure calls for reducing money for Medicaid.

Repealing the mandate without the incentives would cause premiums to increase 20 percent, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated.

Nevada is one of 31 states that expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act - and was the first of only nine Republican-run states to do so. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.



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