Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Collins' definitive opposition has, for now, stalled a risky, secretive bill that would have stripped millions of health insurance, raised costs for millions more, eliminated health care jobs and weakened special education programs, all to give big tax breaks to the wealthy. Demonstrators with Utah's Disabled Rights A.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pushing for a vote before the Fourth of July break but Republicans won't all get on board to pass the bill that has been a revision of the first bill that the House of Representatives could not pass the first time around.

President Trump: Publicly, it's unlikely he'll get much blame from Republicans, and he doesn't seem anxious about the prospect. Now it looks like at least 12 GOP senators are opposed to the bill in its current form, another sign of how much of a mess this thing is.

Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME who defied McConnell and helped force the delay in voting, said Tuesday that she has "deep problems" with the legislation.

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption Republican senators met the president at the White House for a pep talk Why the opposition?

"I think we can get 50 votes to yes by the end of the week", Republican Senator Roger Wicker said after the White House meeting. Most wore grim expressions.

"It's a big complicated subject, we've got a lot discussions going on, and we're still optimistic we're going to get there", the Kentucky lawmaker said. After Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada announced that he would vote against the bill, Trump gave the OK to a Super PAC to run ads against Heller.

If three Republicans oppose the bill, it can not pass. "It's a failed system that needs to be replaced", said Sen.

Capito - one of the senators that Trump called over the weekend - said that the legislation would "will not ensure access to affordable health care in West Virginia, does not do enough to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating my state, cuts traditional Medicaid too deeply, and harms rural health care providers". Marco Rubio of Florida, the president spoke of "the costs of failure, what it would mean to not get it done - the view that we would wind up in a situation where the markets will collapse and Republicans will be blamed for it and then potentially have to fight off an effort to expand to single payer at some point".

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McConnell is trying to move quickly to produce a new CBO score by the time lawmakers return to Washington in mid-July, giving the Senate about two weeks to fulfill the majority leader's goal of voting before the August recess.

"It's been a headache for everybody, it's been a nightmare for many", the President added, as he made clear his desire for the GOP to reach an agreement that can get 50 votes in the Senate.

Republicans hold 52 Senate seats.

The House mustered barely enough votes to pass its own proposal on May 4 after also having to cancel earlier vote plans for lack of support.

But McConnell is finding it hard to satisfy demands from his diverse caucus. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would vote no.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate plan, which would cut Medicaid spending by $772 billion over the next 10 years, would result in 15 million fewer people being covered.

Five GOP senators had said they would refuse to bring McConnell's bill to the Senate floor: Dean Heller of Nevada, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Susan Collins of ME and Mike Lee of Utah in saying they would refuse to bring the bill to the Senate floor.

These numbers are coming from the state's Office of Policy and Management. Every day, these workers, who are primarily women, provide critical care for seniors, people who are sick, and persons living with disabilities. White House chief of staff Reince Preibus and press secretary Sean Spicer were in the Capitol on Tuesday, as well. The ACA expanded the supply of homecare workers in the United States, primarily by providing Medicaid-funded services to more people who needed homecare.

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