New Senate health care bill keeps ObamaCare taxes, includes Cruz amendment

Posted July 14, 2017

Grassley has said Republicans are likely to lose their majority if they don't deliver on their campaign promises to repeal and replace the ACA.

New legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act contains the same cuts to Medicaid that would devastate CT financially, the state's two senators said Thursday.

It would allow some consumers to be snookered into buying plans that offer little coverage, while sending insurance costs through the roof for older, sicker people, Baldwin told the Wisconsin State Journal earlier this week. John Thune (R-S.D.) said.

Pressed by activists and voters, Moran said that he did not want to cut back Medicaid.

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, said: "Minor changes and tweaks will not be sufficient to win my support for the Bill".

Sen. Ran Paul of Kentucky has already declared his decision to vote against the bill citing it would leave too much of the Affordable Care Act in place. Sen.

Trump has been vocal this week in pushing Senate Republicans to finish work on a health care bill before leaving for their annual August vacation. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Sen.

The first draft of the Senate GOP's measure faced the expected unanimous opposition from Democratic senators, but it also received harsh criticism from more moderate Republicans and conservatives who felt it didn't go far enough in its repeal of the ACA, known as Obamacare.

"This [CBO] estimate is likely substantially inflated since Medicaid enrollees now pay little to no out of pocket costs and most are not subject to the individual mandate penalty", the release stated. Rand Paul said in a press conference Wednesday, saying he planned to oppose a procedural vote on the bill.

In a White House interview Wednesday with the Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club", Trump was asked what would happen if the Senate doesn't pass the health bill.

"The Republican plan doesn't fix Obamacare".

McConnell published a second version of that bill Thursday in hopes the new bill would be able to garner more support than the first one.

"I have told them that splitting the bills could possibly get what they want in the sense that conservatives could vote for a clean repeal and the remaining big government spending items would be put on a bill that they could work with Democrats on". Tammy Baldwin, and some industry observers say the changes would sharply undermine Obamacare protections for people with pre-existing health conditions.