Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus who helped negotiate the House version of the bill, said Friday that the Senate version of the bill "does not have enough conservative support" to pass in the House, according to CNN.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. But the bill would hurt many other people, in many other ways.
President Donald Trump, who vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare during his campaign, praised the Senate's bill, but noted changes were likely. (For the first million you make, you get a tax cut the size of the median USA income.) Most Democrats are alarmed, and some Republicans, especially governors in states that went with the Medicaid program, like Arizona, are concerned as well. We just discussed cuts to Medicaid, but it would also get rid of the mandate that most Americans must have health insurance.
More than 200,000 Medicaid recipients in Nevada a year ago - more than a third of its entire Medicaid population - were eligible for coverage because of the expansion.
"My colleagues in the U.S. Senate on the Republican side of the aisle have been trying to write a health-care bill in the dark", Cantwell said, referring to the legislation crafted by a select group of GOP lawmakers and kept secret until this week.
Governors of both parties have warned Congress that would mean a cost shift to states that undermines coverage for the vulnerable. "A little negotiation, but it's going to be very good".
The Senate health care bill has some differences from the American Health Care Act that passed the House last month on a party-line vote without any support from Democrats.
McConnell wants to push the package through the Senate next week, and will succeed if he can limit defections to two of the chamber's 52 Republicans.
Mr Paul said fundamental problems still remain that would leave taxpayers subsidising health insurance companies. "There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums".
Hospitals do lose money serving Medicaid patients because the government reimbursement rates are lower than the actual cost of providing care. Where are we going to go when they close that? Capped funding would lock IL into low, insufficient federal funding levels and shift costs to the state.
Louisiana's senators haven't taken a public position on the Senate proposal. "Older people who are now getting premium subsidies would get substantially less help, but younger people would get more". This appears to be an allusion to the Congressional Budget Office's determination that the House bill would eliminate insurance for 23 million people - 14 million of them through the very Medicaid provisions Heller was criticizing most.