The passage of a GOP replacement health care bill that narrowly passed by a vote of 217-213 Thursday was a top campaign promise by President Donald Trump and a long-sought Republican goal.
The Republican, whose healthcare bill narrowly passed in the House on Thursday (4 May), said United States healthcare would "soon be great" in a tweet dismissing the current system. "The Senate is starting from scratch". Among the vulnerable Republicans is two-term New Jersey Representative Tom MacArthur, who helped revive the bill by authoring a key amendment on pre-existing conditions.
"There are no cuts to the Medicaid programme", Mr Price insisted on Sunday, adding that resources were being doled out to allow states greater flexibility.
He is also promising that the American Health Care Act will be a big league bargain for consumers.
What does that say about the ability of the president, the Senate and the House to now take on, and really solve, such issues as tax reform, immigration, trade, entitlements and government reform (aka, the swamp)? According to Bloomberg, the group includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Budget Chairman Mike Enzi, Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. "We also recognize that there is much work to be done on the bill in the Senate, and we will continue to monitor the impacts of the changes".
Kasich cited the importance of coverage for individuals "dealing with mental illness, addiction and chronic illness" and said he was "hopeful" that the Senate would revise the bill. "Everyone is excited and ready to go to work and take the time necessary to look at the bill".
"I think it's going to hurt school districts, it's going to cost a lot more money which will lead to more cuts which could hurt other kids not just kids with special needs", she said.
Buffett: GOP Health Care Bill a Tax Cut for the Rich
Buffett said on CNBC that the bloody removal of a 69-year-old passenger from a plane was obviously "a bad mistake". Buffett said Saturday that health care costs have gone up incredibly, and are expected to continue increasing.
"It's a very good bill right now", Trump said. The House bill halts the expansion, in addition to cutting federal spending on the program.
The CBO has yet to release an updated analysis of the latest version of the bill, which faces an uncertain outcome in the Senate.
With US Republicans relishing a win in the Obamacare repeal process, Democrats Friday girded for battle, warning that despite President Donald Trump's optimism, the health bill's fate is far from certain.
Although they covered 226,000 people in 35 states before the ACA was adopted, the risk pools were largely a failure, suffering from poor funding.
Manchin and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who spoke on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, both acknowledged there are problems with Obamacare that need to be fixed. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joked before the House vote.
It would not, contrary to some reports, end coverage of pre-existing conditions or kick people off of their insurance. "The Senate will complete the job".