"I'm announcing today that, in this form, I will not support it".
Democrats have been hammering Republicans this week on the Senate floor for a lack of transparency on their bill that was drafted behind closed doors, arguing that Democrats held about 100 hearings and meetings on the Affordable Care Act before its passage in 2010.
A spokesman for Arizona's current governor, Republican Doug Ducey, said the governor was studying the GOP bill. A capital-gains tax cut for the most affluent Americans would be retroactive to the beginning of this year.
Hours after McConnell unveiled the bill Thursday, four other GOP senators said they also opposed the measure and several others expressed qualms about it. And if the bulk of the customers are people with costly medical needs, that's going to lead to higher premiums for all consumers.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is expected to issue its analysis of the bill early next week.
Younger Americans could pay less for coverage.
Silence from conservatives will do little to improve a bill that breaks every promise Republicans made to voters on health care reform.
Currently, about 630,000 Michiganders are enrolled in the Healthy Michigan plan.
Tax credits under BCRA will not be helpful to Medicaid beneficiaries, Tara Straw, senior health policy analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, told ThinkProgress. The Senate Bill, did allow states to redefine what qualifies as an "essential" element of a healthcare plan.
So who has the most to lose?
The wealthy would pay less in taxes.
To the editor: Thank you for drawing much-needed attention to the frightening speed and heartlessness with which Senate Republicans are dismantling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act along with Medicaid.
First, the Senate's plan would shift the calculation for subsidies. Even with these changes, much of the ACA's structure is left in place.
Health care reform is a personal policy area for nearly all Americans, and the president's blind support for "repealing Obamacare" is putting millions of lives at stake - all for a bill that, ironically, conservative members of Congress say doesn't even really repeal Obamacare, which Trump has been using as his consistent reason for support.
House bill: Individuals could contribute up to $6,550 and families up to $13,100 to accounts, starting in 2018. Aimed at reimbursing insurers to help sick people.
The Senate bill provides funding for the ACA's cost-sharing reduction program through 2019. The state-based exchanges would stay, as would many of its regulations on insurance. But bronze plans have an average deductible of almost $6,100.
But experts say the benefits would likely not be as good. States can not seek waivers that would allow insurers to charge more based on health. States would also have to retain Obama's requirement that family insurance cover children up to age 26. "It will give people plans that are very hard to use at their income levels", he said, noting the coverage will likely have deductibles of over $6,000 a year. The Senate measure should be compared to Obamacare, which, by helping insure some 20 million Americans, reduced the number of uninsured people in this country generally.
House bill: Would eliminate employer mandate. The program would also no longer be an open-ended entitlement. Out-of-pocket costs to cover insurance deductibles and co-payments would go up.
ABC News also reported that as the GOP bill was being released Thursday morning there was a "large protest gathered outside McConnell's office, with people in wheelchairs staging a 'die-in, ' and protesters chanting that no changes be made to Medicaid".
The Senate legislation would phase out extra federal money Nevada and 30 other states receive for expanding Medicaid to additional low earners. The per-person limits are based on state-specific pattern of spending for these populations in recent years.
About 36% of enrollees are under age 35, 37% are age 35 to 54, and 27% are 55 or older. It is the character of the nation - "who we are, and who we aspire to be and that's always worth fighting for", Obama writes. The House calls for doing it by 2020. Some provisions may be stripped out by the Senate parliamentarian.
This means those with pre-existing conditions may not be able to buy plans that cover all of their treatments and care.