GOP sen criticizes Senate healthcare bill in op-ed

As Senate leadership plans a Thursday vote, negotiating with Lee and at least four other GOP senators who oppose the measure will be critical in determining its passage. If it passes - and some GOP members are balking - it would have to be reconciled with the House bill.

"If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes I'll consider partial repeal", Paul said on ABC. I actually think that's better for patients. I would like to believe they are too decent for that (and Heller, for one, criticized the bill on Friday). Under questioning by Stephanopoulos, Collins did not say whether the Planned Parenthood funding would make or break her decision on the health care bill. "I want to see a bill with heart".

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on Face the Nation.

But Republicans only hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, with all Democrats expected to vote against the Republican proposal. And if it were the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote and that's a bad thing.

In a Twitter comment Saturday, Trump voiced optimism about passage of the Republican plan, saying, "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!" McConnell is working to get other Republican holdouts to back the health-care bill for a possible vote next week, as he begins to separate those who can be won over with modest changes and those who may have unbridgeable concerns. The office's report on the House's health care bill, which is similar in many respects to the Senate measure, said if it became law, 51 million people would be uninsured by the year 2026 - meaning 23 million fewer people would have insurance coverage than if Obamacare remains the law of the land.

"What I find so disappointing is these bills aren't going to fix the problem", Johnson said Sunday.

"We are doing everything we can to fight this bill", Schumer said, "because it's so devastating for the middle class". But repeal of the law could be possible with Republicans in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.

Collins, a moderate Republican who has not taken a formal stance on the bill, said she was concerned it would cut Medicaid too deeply and said she wants to see an upcoming analysis by the Congressional Budget Office before making a decision.

"Senator Durbin doesn't want to talk about the fact that in IL they are way down on the number of people even selling insurance and prices are way up", he also said.

Another amendment would broaden the ability of those who buy insurance on the marketplace to sock away more money in tax-free Health Savings Accounts to help them pay for their premiums.

I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer at just 25, and I rely on Medicaid for my care.

"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".

Related News:

  • New 296bhp petrol engine for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE

    New 296bhp petrol engine for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE

    The official fuel economy for this auto is also 41.5mpg and Carbon dioxide emissions are at 157g/km. It already employs 1,400 people and is now being expanded to a £1bn, 2 million sq ft, facility.
    UFC Fighter Craps Her Pants, She And Other Fighters React

    UFC Fighter Craps Her Pants, She And Other Fighters React

    The shit didn't even really get cleaned up between rounds. "Lil Bulldog" got in a body lock and got in a takedown. Kish, who would go on to lose the fight via unanimous decision, took the incident well, and commented on Twitter.
    Republicans reduced to lying about GOP health plan's Medicaid cuts

    Republicans reduced to lying about GOP health plan's Medicaid cuts

    On Friday, Sanders tweeted that thousands would die if the Senate passed its version of the health care bill as it now exists. Sandoval said he would do "everything in my power" to make sure those people can maintain the quality of life they now have.
  • CBO Set to Release Analysis of Senate Healthcare Bill Monday

    Republicans actually need 51 votes to pass the legislation, but one of them can be Vice President Mike Pence's tie-breaking vote. For older people in that income slice, the spike in premiums would be enormous, especially in higher-cost states like Alaska.
    Another Lawmaker Says No to Trump's Healthcare Bill

    Another Lawmaker Says No to Trump's Healthcare Bill

    Shortly after the Senate bill was released on Thursday, the challenges that lie ahead in the Senate came into view. They fight each other. "I think they have at best a 50/50 chance of passing this bill". "It's so easy.
    Wall Street closes lower as oil prices dive sharply

    Wall Street closes lower as oil prices dive sharply

    Biotechs were among the biggest gainers on the index with Celgene, Regeneron and Amgen trading up between 2 percent and 5 percent. Adobe Systems ADBE.O was up 3.4 percent at $145.71 after the software forecast current-quarter above analysts' estimates.
  • Afghan officers killed as Taliban storm police headquarters

    The assault began with a suicide vehicle bomb outside the base just before the start of the morning's rush hour, residents said. It is learned the Afghan soldier fired three rocket-propelled grenades and later continued with two M4 carbines.
    Ricciardo Wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    Ricciardo Wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    I enjoyed the race but I don't think as I said, it's the right thing that I got a penalty and he didn't. "He brake tested me". It says it all". "I do my talking on the track". "We had the upper hand this weekend". "It's done and dusted and we move on.

    What Narendra Modi said in the US

    Confronted with hostile press, both President Trump and Prime Minister Modi have leveraged social media to win elections. Around 80,000 Indians in distress have been rescued from different parts of the world in three years", he said.
  • Defiant Camden tower block residents may be forced out

    While some news reports said as many as 800 households were affected, the council didn't specify a number in its latest release. But around a 120 flats the four tower blocks here remain occupied, their residents refusing to leave.
    Uber chief Travis Kalanick to face charges

    Uber chief Travis Kalanick to face charges

    On the agenda at Sunday's meeting were a possible leave of absence for Mr Kalanick and potentially parting ways with Mr Michael. He's been heralded by many for his business acumen, and many of Uber's 13,000 employees fondly call him by his nickname "TK".

    Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade

    Istanbul's pride march attracted tens of thousands of people in the past, making it one of the biggest in the Muslim world. Participants take part in the LGBT Pride March in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 25, 2017.


Most liked

Just Kickin It: R&B group Xscape perform at BET Awards
The cast including Bryshere Gray and Luke James gave musical tributes to the group before coming onstage to accept their award. But the new mother , who reportedly had her twins earlier this month, was not present to accept her honor at the BET Awards .

This New Brooklyn Ken Doll Has A Man Bun But No Romphim
The company had a rocky start to 2017, with a 15 percent drop in sales in the first quarter; sales of Barbie were down 13 percent. According to Barbie history, Ken and Barbie met on the set of a TV commercial in 1961 and have been inseparable ever since.

Trump, Modi Seek Rapport Despite Friction on Trade, Immigration
During the interaction at the Willard Hotel, where he is staying, Modi gave a patient hearing to the wish-list of the top bosses. United States lawmakers from both parties urged Trump to push India to drop restrictions on trade and investment.

White House forgoes traditional dinner commemorating Ramadan
Trump's decision not to hold an event comes after he released a controversial statement meant to mark the beginning of Ramadan . Since 1999, secretaries of state have nearly always hosted an iftar dinner or a reception at the State Department.

France Votes 'Onward!'; Macron's Party To Run Parliament
France's far left, however, fared better - the France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party of Jean-Luc Melenchon took 17 seats. The Dow Jones industrial average added 24.38 points, or 0.1 percent, to a record high of 21,384.28.

Rafael Nadal expresses cautious optimism heading into Wimbledon
He lost just one match on clay while his win on Sunday took his Paris record to a staggering 79 wins and just two losses. Nadal held break points in 10 of Federer's 11 service games and won 16 of 24 points that lasted 10 or more strokes.

Brookwood's Sean Johnson on USA roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup
The new guys will be joining veterans such as Brad Guzan , Matt Besler , Graham Zusi , and Omar Gonzalez . Hamid has received several national team call-ups over the years but appeared in only two matches: vs.

MI health chief charged in Flint water probe
January 2015: Detroit offers to reconnect Flint to its water system, but Flint leaders insist the water is safe. Legionnaires' is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria that thrive in warm water and infect the lungs.

NDA Nominee Ram Nath Kovind To File Nomination Today
Kumar had termed the opposition's stance as "losing strategy" and called for a better strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tripura Pradesh Congress criticized BJP for denying the need of consensus with other parties over the Presidential candidate.

Foo Fighters close Saturday at Glastonbury with epic set
Sheeran, 26, asked those fans that knew his songs to sing along, and those that did not to "pretend that you know them". Chic's Nile Rodgers said he had been in the United Kingdom for 10 days and that it had been "inspirational".

Ricciardo Wins Baku GP, Hamilton's Shameful Move On Vettel
After eight races of a see-saw season, Vettel's Ferrari leads second-placed Hamilton's Mercedes by 14 points — 153 vs. 139. Vettel and Hamilton charged back through the pack, but the Briton was never quite close enough to exact his revenge.

Trump Administration trying to 'weaken' and 'dilute' bipartisan Russian sanctions
The deal which has the backing of top Republics and Democrats was announced by the Senate #Foreign Relations and Banking Committee.

Incredible footage shows crowd catch falling teen from U.S. amusement park ride
She was later taken by helicopter to Albany Medical Center and was reported to be in stable condition with no serious injuries. Loren Lent , from Glenville, said Sunday that his 10-year-old daughter has been affected by the incident.

Eoin Morgan dismisses element of complacency after defeat by Pakistan
Captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root added 48 runs for the third wicket before the latter departed for 46. However, Morgan did give credit to the Pakistan bowlers for restricting England to 211 in 49.5 overs.

Battle resumes as Eid'l Fitr truce ends in Marawi
Militant-held areas are continuing to grow smaller as government security forces advance into the city, according to Herrera. Facing his worst crisis, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the south to deal with the Marawi siege.