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Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on United States health-care bill

26 June 2017

"I would hope it's sort of an extraordinary circumstance", the South Dakota Republican said of the health care debate, noting Democrats are particularly animated because it is their party's signature domestic accomplishment of the last generation.

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"How frustrating is it to have former president Obama out there leading in the resistance?" "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) feel the bill is too harsh. Immediately after it was made public, a group of four conservative senators expressed opposition to it, claiming it didn't go far enough in repealing Obamacare. The Better Care Reconciliation Act appears to reverse that course, ostensibly funding a bailout with taxpayer dollars.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has a challenging road ahead as he faces trying to bridge the divide between conservatives who want a more robust repeal of Obamacare and moderates who are wary about phasing out Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.

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GOP Senate leaders can only lose two members of their 52-senator caucus in support of the bill in order for it to pass. Heller said he spoke with Senate Republican leaders and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday morning.

Moller said he wouldn't presume how Kennedy might vote. "There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it". Right now we've got premiums that are going through the roof. The Democrat reiterated her opposition in a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, saying the health care bill being pushed by Senate Republicans is a "monstrosity".

"Loosen up regulations and mandates, so that Americans can choose to purchase insurance that suits their needs and that they can afford", he wrote. But there would be winners and losers. Older people and those requiring comprehensive coverage could well end up paying more. And the president called Massachusetts Sen.

"I would like to delay", said Sen. "I don't think we're that far off", Trump told Pete Hegseth of Fox and Friends. In any case, it remains unfulfilled in the GOP legislation.

Lie Three: The Senate bill is a "compromise". I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to view the Senate bill. States like Montana would have to come up with the money to cover additional costs, turn people away or make cuts to the people covered by the program.

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Collins, who also opposes proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood, said she would await an analysis on Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office before taking a final position on the bill.

Several Republican governors have joined their Democratic counterparts calling that a massive cost-shift to the states. The White House says this change is giving more control back to the states. "He has such passion for this issue because he knows the misery and the suffering that has occurred across this land".

"This is largely a Medicaid reform package", Sasse said, during the lunchtime program at the meeting of the Seminar Network, which brings together hundreds of large donors to the organizations under the umbrella of Charles and David Koch. "We have a few people who are modestly, not standing on the rooftop screaming, they want to get some points". The Senate GOP unveiled its proposal Thursday.

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