Senate Republicans unveil revised health care bill

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Senate Republicans unveil revised health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell unveiled the latest proposal today. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would allow insurance companies to sell plans that do not meet minimum Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements so long as they offer at least one plan that does.

The Consumer Freedom Option, an amendment championed by Sen. But critics believe it would further destabilize the individual insurance marketplace because if healthier people opted for the less-comprehensive coverage, it would drive up premiums for everyone else.

In an effort to address some concerns voiced by moderates, the revised bill also includes a $45 billion dollar sweetener to fight the opioid epidemic.

"The Senate health care bill stops the Obamacare disaster, expands choice, and drives down costs", Trump said. I hope they will take it.

McConnell can not afford to lose more than two Republican senators in order to win passage.

The bill represents "the most significant reform of the Medicaid program since its inception in 1965", said a statement by David LaLumia, president and CEO of the HCAM.

Friday's statement did not say if those earlier estimates of the impact on MA would hold under the revised bill, and administration officials said they would take into account a Congressional Budget Office analysis anticipated next week. It's expected to issue its score next week. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and more moderate Sen.

Even from afar in Paris, President Donald Trump on Friday kept up the pressure on Republican senators to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

While Rounds was optimistic about the bill, he expects it to face an uphill climb on its quest toward approval.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Thursday said she's concerned the Senate's new healthcare bill would hurt people with pre-existing conditions and others who got coverage under Obamacare.

"Then, I'll stay focused on how it affects Tennesseans as the bill next week goes to the Senate floor, where it will be subject to virtually unlimited amendments". "Ready to work with GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA". John Cornyn, the majority whip, said on Fox News on Thursday morning.

Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana are working on an alternative approach to replacing Obamacare.

The House passed its own repeal-and-replace health care bill back in May.

But with the Republican leadership ready to offer extra funds for states like OH and West Virginia that may need it for low-income residents and the opioid crisis, others are concerned that the so-called moderate senators who are considered possible holdouts, will find enough positives in the bill to vote for it.

We hear very little about crafting a plan that provides better health care to more people at lower cost. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, are concerned that the bill would hurt people with pre-existing conditions and others who got coverage under Obamacare.

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