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67% Republican voters want GOP to continue ACA repeal efforts

13 July 2017

The leader also announced Tuesday that he would keep his chamber in session for an extra two weeks in August, although he has insisted that the bonus time will be used for other must-pass legislation, including a defense spending bill and one to raise the debt limit.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to present the revamped measure rolling back much of President Barack Obama's health care law to GOP senators Thursday.

In addition to health care, the Senate needs to pass a budget, raise the debt limit and come up with a spending plan before the fiscal year ends September 30.

Republican Senators have promised to continue work on the bill. But major changes to the Medicaid provisions in the bill are not likely. Will vote no on MTP.

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McConnell said that he plans to release the revised bill later this week and hold a key procedural vote early next week.

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I urge you to reject the Senate health care plan and get serious about reforming the actual aspects of Obamacare that need reforming. But Flake hasn't taken a position on the overall bill and told The Arizona Republic Wednesday that his focus is on making individual insurance more affordable.

Democrats on Congress' Joint Economic Committee released an analysis this week that looked at the budget cuts states would have to undertake if they wanted to maintain Medicaid funding at its current levels if the 35 percent cut occurred. That was only 1 million fewer than what CBO had estimated a House bill would lead to.

"That's one way to get me to "yes" on the bill", he said. Congressman Farenthold says that could speed the process up, but worries people could lose coverage.

"Americans with pre-existing conditions will nearly certainly be left without access to affordable and quality health care", he said in a statement, "making this even worse than the House bill on this issue".

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67% Republican voters want GOP to continue ACA repeal efforts