Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

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Now, a draft of the so-called Better Care and Reconciliation Act (BCRA) is out, and it's safe to say that it's as spiteful as everyone had feared. Fortunately, buried in the House bill was a way out of the morass.

The legislation also provides more generous tax subsidies than the House Bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. In certain parts of the state, more than two out of five residents is enrolled in Medi-Cal; this includes most of the Central Valley, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and many rural counties in the northern part of the state, according to analysis by the California Budget & Policy Center. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, 2017, by R. Is this really the kind of society we want?

He said the Senate version is poised to drive down premiums for people in their 50s and 60s, for which he's glad.

"At its core, this Senate plan is very similar to the House plan in its contours and shape", Zwillich says. "That's the broad outline of this plan". Federal assistance that helps people afford insurance premiums would be scaled back, and the quality of taxpayer-subsidized insurance plans would decline.

The Senate bill would also erase the tax penalties Obama's 2010 law imposes on people who don't purchase insurance.

However, Congress has already delayed the tax once, until 2020, making it unlikely lawmakers will ever let it take effect.

"They can choose to keep standing by as their failing law continues to collapse and hurt more Americans, but I hope they will join us instead to bring more relief to families who have struggled under Obamacare for far too long", McConnell said during his Senate remarks. That language could be forced out of the bill for procedural reasons, which would threaten support from conservatives, but Republicans would seek other ways to retain the restriction. That may be a political gain in the short-term for the GOP, but we wonder if there might not be potentially a backlash - and not just because of cuts in Medicaid that might be used to offset this loss to the U.S. Treasury.

Nevertheless, she told reporters in Albuquerque, a replacement plan must protect "the most vulnerable in our state" without raising costs on families and small businesses.

"Medicaid is being cut - Sen".

"I'm hopeful we will all agree to give states the flexibility for Medicaid work requirements", Buck said.

The Senate legislation would phase out extra federal money Nevada and 30 other states receive for expanding Medicaid to additional low earners. "A lot of Medicaid recipients will lose health insurance that they have gained, as the Medicaid program cuts through state block grants worsen over time and the dollars for supporting Medicaid expansion disappear".

If Republican leaders in Congress really meant what they said about unity and common objective last week after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, they'd slow down and craft a bipartisan plan with plenty of input from hospitals, doctors, patient groups and the general public.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that the chances of the Senate health care bill passing are "very high". And now they're rushing to pass it next week before the July Fourth recess, before senators have to return home and face their constituents.

This story originally ran on The Takeaway. "He may or may not succeed, he probably doesn't have the votes right now, but even if he doesn't have the votes right now, he can make deals to get there".

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