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26 June 2017, 07:56 | Laverne Osborne
Dean Heller (R-NV) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) feel the bill is too harsh. He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood, impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits.
At least five GOP Senators say they won't vote for it in its current form, but are open to negotiating.
Bob Casey made an appearance at the state Capitol to join state officials in condemning the latest healthcare bill. "You're going to have higher levels of sickness, higher costs to be absorbed, more disability and a higher mortality rate", Furrows said. Its analysis of the Senate bill is expected early next week, a day or two before the vote.
Nearly immediately, the pro-Trump group America First Policies chose to launch what a source with the group says will be a major television, radio and digital ad buy against Heller - a remarkable attack on a member of Trump's own party whose seat is endangered in 2018.
Trump said the Democrats' theme is "resist" - which he interpreted as "obstruction" - and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them. The CBO estimates that the House bill would leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance but cut the federal deficit by $110 billion over 10 years.
The Senate bill includes big cuts to Medicaid over a period of time, eliminates taxes on the wealthy and insurers, and does not let insurers deny people coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Since Sen. Mitch McConnell has indicated he wants to vote on this bill prior to the July 4 recess, there obviously will be little time, at best, for public comment. The Affordable Care Act took a year and a half to craft, with much debate adn amendments at the request of Republicans.
"There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said.
Under the plan, states could drop benefits that were required under Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, such as maternity care, emergency room services and mental health treatment. Trump reportedly told them he thought the next version of the legislation needed to be "more generous, more kind". Now it's about big money and partisan political power - and millions of poorer, sicker and older Americans are the collateral damage.
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The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House. Another thing the Senate credits do is that they go down to more poor people, but the credits themselves will be smaller.
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Zach Hess, a freshman, came on to get the final five outs against the heart of the Beavers' batting order - four by strikeout. Gilbert got Jack Anderson to hit into a force play to end the inning. "I just lived there the rest of the way", Gilbert said.