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Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

Already, Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee say the newly released Senate health care plan is dead on arrival, unless they see some major changes. "But I believe we can get to yes". Here's Washington Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell.

"It's simply not the answer", the Nevada Republican said at a news conference alongside Gov. Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas. Instead, they want to hold back their final decision till after all the negotiations are done and dusted.

It is now up to us to let our Senators know that this bill is unacceptable.

It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. The bill would replace its individual insurance coverage with new subsidies and requirements and cut federal funding for Medicaid. Both Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Nevada Sen.

The former President and namesake for the existing Affordable Care Act healthcare law took to Facebook to express his concern over the replacement bill set to be voted upon in the Senate that would benefit the wealthy with massive tax cuts as well as pharmaceutical and insurance companies.

"It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America", Obama said on Thursday in a 1,000-word post on Facebook.

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"We're anxious about the burden it creates for the states", Kristine Grow, spokeswoman at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said on Friday.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation's Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law's tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law's coverage guarantees. So it isn't any one factor. "I can't even begin to tell you what it would be like if the funding wasn't there".

Heller is up for reelection in 2018 in a state won by Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election.

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after Senate Republican Leadership released their health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

"Someone has to pay for these people one way or another", she said, "So, it has to be done, I think, in a fairer way than what Republicans are proposing, one that doesn't just shift the burden to states or the people who need the health care the most".

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