Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

McConnell unveils regressive new health care plan

McConnell unveils regressive new health care plan

A handful of Republican senators said they are waiting to make a decision on how they will vote on the motion to proceed until after the updated Congressional Budget Office score is released Monday. The bill retains the first draft's elimination of the controversial individual mandate and steep Medicaid cuts.

While both measures were created to placate those senators anxious that the impact of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare on lower-income Americans, the proposal will still hit poorer Americans hardest according to critics of the bill. Bill Cassidy, R-La., a medical doctor - to turn federal health-care funding under the Affordable Care Act over to the states as a block grant.

She declined to say whether any of her other concerns had been addressed, or whether she would support a key procedural vote next week.

A new discussion draft (PDF) of the Better Care Reconciliation Act includes a provision based on an amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that would allow insurers to offer bare-bones plans in states as long as they offer at least one plan that abides by the requirements imposed by Obamacare, including covering a list of essential health benefits.

The South Carolina Republican worked on the proposal with Sen.

"If this bill goes through, we're voting to keep ObamaCare", Kentucky Republican Sen.

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"This is the Senate leadership's third swing at replacement legislation and they have officially struck out.The Senate should drop this plan and start working to help and not hurt America's families".

Sen. Rob Portman released a statement Thursday after Republicans unveiled the newest health care bill up for debate in the Senate, saying he would "review the text" of the bill just like he "did the last version".

"The new bill is actually less of a repeal than the old bill. they've taken the bill and made it worse".

McConnell has said he thinks the approach in the Senate version of the bill will bridge the divide between moderate and conservative Republicans.

After an arduous battle in the Senate to approve a proposal considered vile and aggressive against the less wealthy, the GOP has managed to delay the vote in the Senate to incorporate some changes that could convince those skeptical. In total, 49 million people in the US will be uninsured by 2026, compared with 28 million under the ACA, the analysis says.

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