Senate at bat in dealing with health care law

"Having insurance leads people to get preventive care and we in the long run that saves society money", Chandler said.

Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, and substitute basically nothing. He says the bill will allow states to apply for a waiver to fund high risk polls thereby providing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

"Recent changes did not address fundamental concerns about the bill's impact on the 650,000 individuals that are part of our Medicaid expansion population", he said, "nor have those changes eased the concerns of the 350,000 people in the individual market who are dealing with skyrocketing premiums and fewer choices".

"The Senate is starting from scratch".

Mulvaney said, "There is absolutely no language in this bill that requires us to make any Obamacare payments of any way, shape or form as a result of this deal, OK?" "The Senate will now finish work on our bill, but will take the time to get it right", Sen. The House, however, voted on the GOP-sponsored legislation Thursday afternoon, just a day after revisions were made to it, and without a score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Which accounts for a whole lot of people in this state, some of whom most certainly vote Republican.

And on a more subjective note, don't you get the impression that Donald Trump gets some positive pleasure out of taking people who make the mistake of trusting him for a ride?

"Republican Senators will not let the American people down!"

But White House chief of staff Reince Priebus scoffed at the notion that Republicans will lose control of the House in 2018.

"For the House leadership to proceed to a vote without an estimate, they are essentially arguing that the bill is so much like the previous one they don't need an estimate, and yet, it is so much different that many more people should vote for it", Elmendorf also told Politico.

Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston Sunday night while accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "That's how I see it", Schaffner said.

Major medical and other organizations, including the American Medical Association, oppose the House bill.

"There are no cuts to the Medicaid program", Price insisted Sunday, adding that resources are being doled out to allow states greater flexibility.

"They are going to be living in the emergency rooms again", potentially driving up health care costs, Kasich predicted. House Republicans voted to approve the bill before the CBO could conduct a review of the latest version of the bill. While people with pre-existing conditions can't be denied coverage, insurers would be able to charge the more for health benefits. "The Senate will complete the job".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) described the bill as "a breathtakingly irresponsible piece of legislation that would endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans". Save My Care says the campaign will include a mix of TV and digital advertising, costing more than a half million dollars. Among the vulnerable: two-term Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., who helped revive the bill by authoring a key amendment on pre-existing conditions.

"We have an opportunity to take down the person who was the author of Trumpcare 2.0", said Democrat Andrew Kim, an Obama White House national security adviser, who said he was now more likely to challenge MacArthur next year.

Labrador responded: "That line is so indefensible".

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