McConnell says revised version of health-care bill expected on Thursday

Friday, 14 Jul, 2017

A new bill to repeal and replace portions of Obamacare will be released in the Senate, but reports suggest that the bill will include an amendment as per the direction of GOP senators.

At the time, McConnell didn't have enough votes to move forward with the measure. That was only 1 million fewer than what CBO had estimated a House bill would lead to. Rand Paul said in a press conference Wednesday, saying he planned to oppose a procedural vote on the bill. John Thune, left, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee.

"That's one way to get me to say yes on the bill", he said. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) warns in a position paper obtained by The Hill that the proposal from Sens.

"If this bill goes through, we're voting to keep ObamaCare", Kentucky Republican Sen.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced earlier this week that he was canceling half of the August recess to get the bill done, delaying the start date from July 28 to August 11.

The motion, the overall passage of which remained in question Thursday afternoon, would permit debate to begin on the bill next week. "I'm sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk". The test is whether leadership can convince a lot of them to get on board. Both could stop this bill in its tracks. Collins wrote. "Will vote no on MTP". A number of his Senate colleagues, including Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman and the Republican governors of several states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the ACA, sounded similar concerns. In the U.S., Democrats have been trying since FDR to get a health care plan in the U.S., but the Republicans have blocked it until the Affordable Care Act. But it remains to be seen whether he can satisfy moderates and hard-line conservatives in his party who have voiced opposition. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who have proposed an amendment to allow insurance companies to sell cheap health insurance that doesn't meet Obamacare's minimum benefits if they also offer a plan that does. And they're even capable to retrace their own steps.

The revamped provisions of the health care bill was released to rank-and-file members of the Senate in a closed door session Thursday morning.

"I think the reason is that it is the necessary ingredient to getting the votes that we have to have to follow through on our commitment to repeal Obamacare", Cruz said. The plan, however, does not say at what age people would be eligible to buy into the program.