Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Monday, 26 Jun, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen.

It's about 150 pages long, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said it will be voted on next Thursday before the governing body takes its July 4 break.

Molina also said that the bill's proposal to tie cost-sharing subsidies to the lowest-level "bronze"-rated healthcare plans will make coverage less affordable, not more, by raising customers' out-of-pocket costs".

Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have.

"I'm pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates input from so many different members who represent so many different constituents, who are facing so many different challenges", Sen. "That has caused a great deal of disruption in the health care system in Iowa, resulting in many people losing coverage, or not having access to coverage that they had before". "The only people who are better off under their bill are millionaires and health insurance companies".

"No argument against Trumpcare is more eloquent than the grave consequences it means in people's lives", she wrote colleagues. The bill also makes major cuts and structural changes to Medicaid, a health insurance program relied upon by almost 75 million Americans - primarily low-income, disabled, and elderly. The GOP plan would create federal tax credits to help Americans buy health insurance and would let states have more flexibility in deciding what services they want to keep and which they want to drop. Four conservative senators quickly announced their opposition to the current draft. They were Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. We have four very good people that - it's not that they're opposed, they'd like to get certain changes. "We'll have to see". Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program. President Donald Trump has since called it "mean" despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans.

The Senate bill is similar to the version of the House measure that passed last month.

First up, the Congressional Budget Office's estimate of the plan's costs and the effects on insurance coverage is due early in the week, perhaps Monday, June 26. Those additional funds would continue through 2020, then gradually fall and disappear entirely in 2024. It penalized anyone who failed to buy insurance.