Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'


They said the measure falls short, missing "the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

That criticism comes as senators gear up to debate the bill in the coming days.

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned the newly revealed Senate bill to repeal and replace his eponymous landmark health care legislation.

"None of these will be easy choices to make, but states will be forced to make them", Rudowitz said. They'll have to do it quickly because McConnell plans to hold a vote next week.

Most Republican senators leaving the meeting McConnell led to roll out the bill told reporters they had to review it before taking positions. And I know that if we're going to improve the health care system to provide quality affordable health care, it's going to take all of us working together. Two in three nursing home residents receive Medicaid.

Some of the Senate bill's provisions could be political land mines, with individual senators' reactions to it crucial to determining whether or not the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, survives a Republican attack that has been under way since its passage in 2010.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell hopes to push it through his chamber next week but solid Democratic opposition - and complaints from at least six Republicans - have left its fate unclear. In addition to tax cuts to wealthy Americans and the insurance industry, the bill would result in higher premiums, higher deductibles, lower tax credits and discrimination to certain individuals. Ducey has been pressuring the senators for more flexibility on Medicaid but hasn't said how he might avoid dropping those people from coverage.

SENATE: The bill would repeal most Obamacare taxes beginning after December 31, 2016, including the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on wealthy Americans.

McConnell is pressing for a vote next week, even though he can only afford to lose two Republicans in order to pass the measure.

Seems like something to watch as discussions on the bill move forward.

Senate Democrats immediately blasted the bill for being "mean" and giving tax breaks to "millionaires." Sen.

The Senate's proposal allows states substantial freedom in determining their own health care programs - even more freedom than the House bill allows for.

The law changed how Americans received their health insurance, and despite expected partisan backlash, it's enabled millions of people to obtain coverage for the first time.

His Thursday statement left the door open to changes in the bill but Senate Republicans - much like their counterparts in the U.S. House - are struggling to balance the policy priorities of conservatives and more moderate senators, as well as those from states that are heavily reliant on Medicaid.

Planned Parenthood: As in the House bill, it would defund Planned Parenthood for one year.

Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years. It bans the use of any federal funds for any health care plan that covers abortion, except in the cases of rape, incest or where the pregnancy puts the mother's life in danger.

Paul said the Republican's approach to drafting this bill was significantly rushed.

According to The Atlantic analysis, the new law will also increase costs on currency hedging and will be less "comprehensive" for low-income, sick and older people.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the second ranking member in the Senate, said the bill is "not a final product". And it would end the tax penalties under Obama's law on people who don't buy insurance and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their employees.

The Association of American Medical Colleges says the Senate plan would leave millions of people without health coverage, and others with only bare-bones insurance plans.

The draft Bill proposes repealing the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on high earners retroactively to the start of 2017, not at some point in the future, as some analysts had speculated.

The House of Representatives narrowly passed its healthcare bill last month.



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