Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

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Democrats are united in opposition.

The protest came as Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of its long-awaited healthcare reform bill yesterday, following weeks of secret talks within the GOP, which allowed no Senate hearings and no Democratic amendments. What we do know is that, in Louisiana, the bill would kill the expansion of Medicaid that has brought health care to more than 425,000 residents-with 51,000 of those people living right here in New Orleans.

Trump welcomed the Bill but indicated that changes may be in store. "And I'm announcing today that in this form, I simply will not support it". Look forward to making it really special! Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure "mean" last week.

The expansion has provided coverage to 11 million people in the 31 states that accepted it.

"This bill takes away the No. 1 tool we have in the fight against opioids - Medicaid treatment".

Obama held nothing back as he weighed in on Facebook.

Collins said one of the things she's most eager to find out is what the impact of the Senate bill would be on Mainers who are 55 to 64 years old, on the verge of retirement but not yet eligible for Medicare. The measure also repeals the mandate on individuals to purchase health insurance.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and other Democratic leaders began a series of procedural requests to slow down consideration of the legislation, a discussion draft of which posted shortly before the Senate convened.

Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate. One-sixth of the US economy will be upended, with unknown risks and consequences.

That's the basic equation in both the House and Senate bills: Medicaid for tax cuts.

"I can not support a bill that is going to result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance, and I can not support a bill that's going to make such deep cuts in Medicaid that it's going to shift billions of dollars of costs to our state governments. and to healthcare providers, such as rural hospitals, which would be faced with a great deal of uncompensated care". The program would also no longer be an open-ended entitlement. It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance.

The bill had been crafted behind closed doors by barely more than a minivan of Republican senators.

Both versions would repeal the 3.8% net investment income tax on high earners, a key target for Republicans.

"If they go to the doctor or go to the hospital now, at least that provider gets some money seeing that patient".

Finally, he noted the inclusion of an appropriation for cost-sharing subsidies through 2019 is "vital to maintaining stability in the individual insurance marketplace and ensure that low-income Americans are afforded smaller out-of-pocket costs".

But Trump didn't articulate what improvements he wanted to see in the Senate bill, even as the comment ruffled feathers in the House.

If you're on Medicaid, the Senate bill could impact you in several ways.

Obamacare required employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage to their employees. Meyers said it should take more time to debate health care than it does to binge-watch a season of Empire.

Prosecutors say they'll seek to reverse an appeals court decision that the confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained.

The Senate health care legislation is expected to provide coverage for 4 to 5 million additional people, according to an analysis from the health care advocacy group the Council for Affordable Health Coverage. They were arrested and removed by Capitol Police, with witnesses saying that some protesters were dropped by police officers dragging them from their chairs.

"It's not that they're opposed", he said.

King said he is "not optimistic" about the Senate bill and concerned that senators may only have hours to digest it before they're called on to vote one way or another.

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