Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is the fifth Republican in the Senate to object to the plan.

Senate GOP bill: Phases out additional funding under Obamacare by 2024 in states that expanded Medicaid; allows states to choose between a block grant funding format and per-capita funding; allows states to impose a work requirement for people who aren't pregnant, disabled or elderly.

The four are sticking together to get changes, such as fewer government subsidies created to make health insurance more affordable.

Collins appeared on the show, hosted by George Stephanopoulos, after Sen.

President Trump on Sunday confirmed recent reports that he denounced the House health care bill as "mean" - and he wanted to make sure he got credit for it. Since it's likely Democrats will unanimously vote against the bill, Republicans can afford to lose two votes before the bill is jeopardized. It was released after being developed for weeks in secrecy.

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans".

"The health care bill would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it so that everybody is happy with it", Trump said. Rob Portman of OH said it doesn't provide enough funds for the opioid epidemic.

He acknowledged the bill has critics: "Some people have been more public about concerns but said they want to get to yes".

"What's driving this is a tax cut that Republicans insisted on of about $700 billion for the wealthiest people in America and the pharmaceutical companies", Durbin told "Fox News Sunday".

A health insurance industry trade group says it's encouraged by provisions of the Senate GOP health care bill, but stopped short of voicing support.

Paul has joined Republican Sens.

Former President Barack Obama has criticized the bill made to replace Obamacare. I don't know that they would come down but they wouldn't go up as fast.

The Better Care Reconciliation Act, as it is formally known, would significantly roll back federal Medicaid spending by capping cost growth, starting in 2021.

Johnson's Democratic counterpart representing Wisconsin, Sen. Conway cited 113 House Democrats signing on to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' health care bill as evidence that an increasingly large number of opposition members recognize the imminent implosion of Obamacare.

GOP Sens. Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia also expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts.

"Threading that needle is going to be very, extremely hard", she said. She said she's focusing on senators who previously said they didn't want to cut Medicaid.

"That is why we need the Congressional Budget Office assessment", Collins said.

Assistant Director of the Dayton Access Center for Independent Living, Greg Kramer, says cutting Medicaid would hurt many low-income people with disabilities who rely on the program for health care and services.



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