He could not immediately point to anything in it that would keep him from voting for it, although he said he expected changes to the bill in the Senate. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., indicated he was open to discussion and seemed determined to muscle the measure through his chamber next week.
"It's going to be very good", the president said. It does not keep our promises to the American people.
Warren called on Americans to "take a long hard look" at what would happen to those impacted by the bill's proposed cuts to Medicaid and other programs, adding that she and Democrats are ready to go to battle over them.
Some of the Senate bill's provisions could be political land mines, with individual senators' reactions crucial to determining whether or not the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, survives a Republican attack that has been underway since its passage in 2010. In the end it passed on a party line vote, but that wasn't for lack of trying or compromise by the Obama administration. A McConnell spokeswoman declined to comment. Four GOP senators are saying they can't vote for the bill in its current form.
Public policy experts warned that the plan would result in millions fewer Americans with health insurance, and that millions of others would face higher costs for less coverage.
Reaction on the Hill for Sen. Dean Heller, R, who is up for reelection in 2018.
Graham expanded, "This bill is not take it or leave it".
The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House bill but differs in key ways.
Tax credits to help people buy individual coverage would be determined on the basis of age, income and geography in the Senate bill; the House measure only has age-based tax credits.
Like the House bill, the Senate measure would block federal payments to Planned Parenthood. Starting in 2020, the Senate version would begin shifting increasing amounts of tax credits away from higher earners, making more funds available to lower-income recipients, some officials said.
Republican Sen. Steve Daines: "I'm glad to see the draft text of the bill made public for everyone to see".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer brought in a poster board with the word "mean" written on it.
If you've got preexisting conditions or rely on Obamacare's health insurance subsidies, the Senate version of the legislation is certainly "nicer"-though still not as "nice" as Obamacare itself".
Many GOPers reserved judgment on the measure as they exited McConnell's private presentation.
Conservative Republican senators sounded a skeptical note about McConnell's emerging plan, which could suggest that the 50 votes needed to pass the measure may be elusive.
Senate GOP leaders face the hard task of crafting a bill that is acceptable to party members who have competing ideologies and priorities. And by throwing tens of millions of people off their insurance, this bill disproportionately impacts communities of color who will lose access to care and coverage.
Obama law: People cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing medical problems, nor can they be charged more because of poor health. The Senate bill is not expected to get any support from Democrats. Sen. If subsidies could be used to purchase both, healthy people would likely flock to the skimpier, cheaper plans, leaving only sick people with the beefier plans.
What the policy would do: Dubbed the Consumer Choice Act, the policy would allow insurers that sell Affordable Care Act health plans on the exchange to also sell any state-approved plans that don't meet ACA standards.
"The cuts to Medicaid and the cuts to these types of programs that deal with the heroin and opioid abuse first-hand, if we cut those programs, the effects in places like Bucks County could potentially be devastating", said state Rep. John Galloway, D-140. Such changes would make plans cheaper, though they could lead to higher out-of-pocket expenses for consumers. For example, a 60-year-old who makes $35,000, which is 300 percent of the federal poverty level, would have to pay 16.2 percent of their income in premiums under the Senate bill.
SENATE BILL Preserves the subsidies through 2019, then eliminates them altogether. Senators had previously toyed with the idea of keeping some of the ACA's taxes.
Separate from the expansion, the bill caps future federal funding per enrollee, based on how much each state has spent historically.
But it was unclear if, or how, the Senate would follow the House's path and forbid the use of health care tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll this month found almost 60 percent of adults believed the House bill would make insurance costlier for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing conditions.
Outside criticism of the GOP effort has been mounting.