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GOP senators call for more time to debate, change health care bill

26 June 2017, 06:41 | Laverne Osborne

"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said in a news conference held in his home state.

"That's not true, and that is not fair".

"And honestly, nobody can be totally happy", Trump said.

She added, "It actually helps no one to peddle the false rumor that this health care bill does "nothing" to help". If they make it better for moderates, the conservatives will peel off. The organization, among several other prominent health groups, says it was not consulted during the formation of the new bill.

Heller said it is a "lie" that the Senate Republican health care bill would lower premiums.

Republicans would make no significant changes to employer-provided coverage, which remains the mainstay of private insurance. "We will continue to take regulatory steps when we see situations where an opioid product's risks outweigh its benefits", FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a Trump appointee, said after the announcement.

Allows states to drop basic services like maternity care, mental health and drug treatment.

Kolodny noted that those grants are "money that came from a bill that President Obama signed on his way out". I've seen neighbors and children of neighbors succumb to it, and I don't live in the rural communities and small towns where its impact is greatest, and where government-funded addiction programs are really the only option.

As Trump and Obama joust over the fate of the bill, the current president disputed the notion of his Fox News interviewer that his predecessor is "leading the resistance" to his administration. It repeals Obamacare's tax on health plans, a $144 billion tax cut over 10 years, per an analysis of the House bill.

Sandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year.

"No amount of eleventh hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something", he said.

Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision. "So, we have 142 pages to go through", she said. "I think it's nice to have it set aside it specifically for that, and that they took the time to highlight the issue, which is completely bipartisan".

It's also true that many wealthy people and industries within the health care system would get a sizable tax cut, and that too may be popular in some circles, but it's not a credible metric for evaluating the merits of a health care policy blueprint.

"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said.

What would he tell Conway if he were to meet with her?

Mr McConnell said Democrats chose not to help frame the bill. "I don't think there's any doubt about that". And not as well known, seniors also benefit from Medicaid. Consumer organizations like AARP are also opposed.

"The president said the House bill was mean", said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

In a separate interview on the same program, Ohio Gov. John Kasich defended fellow Republicans Heller and Sandoval.

Senate Republican leaders are scrambling for enough votes to approve their health care legislation as soon as this week.

This bill is bad for Texas and bad for the country.

The Associated Press, citing anonymous congressional sources, reported earlier this month that Trump called the House's version of the bill "mean" during a meeting with Republican senators, asking them to make their version of the bill be more "generous". "Medicaid provisions included in this bill are particularly problematic". Both bills start with various of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act, but those are mere appetizers.

We may never know for sure, but Senate Republicans could be hiding that their bill would increase federal deficits and/or even increase actual spending on exchange subsidies.

"If this bill became law, you could eliminate Suffolk's $50 million annual property tax levy completely, eliminate Suffolk's $150 million structural deficit, and have $50 million left over for combating the heroin and opioid epidemic, improving infrastructure, public works programs, environmental preservation and coastal erosion programs, upgraded and improved sewering or for some other goal that county residents deems necessary".

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