If it can't, Republicans and Democrats should work together to mend, not end, a law that has significantly expanded Americans' access to health care.
If Mitch McConnell believed anything about the health care bill, it was that the Senate needed to vote on it before they left for a scheduled July 4 recess. She said the Senate bill will separate the healthy from the sick and the healthy will pay less while the sick have their rates adjusted and will most likely have to pay more. Almost two months ago, I compared the House version of the AHCA to the current Affordable Care Act (AKA "Obamacare").
The draft stalled last week amid opposition from within the Senate GOP conference.
"For him - it's not about getting to a 'yes, ' it's about improving the legislation to lower costs for Nevada families and business while protecting Nevada's most vulnerable", Taylor said. You are murderers. Every one of you that voted to repeal ACA. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., have been urging McConnell to consider a repeal-only bill first.
Sasse reiterated his support for such an approach in an appearance on CNN Sunday. White House officials later underlined Trump's message, saying "repeal then replace" was indeed an option that Trump would approve. McConnell said, "We made good progress". "If we can't, though, then there's no reason to walk away". "(I want real repeal & real replace-as we promised)".
So Sasse is also proposing to cancel the August recess lasting 26 working days and work on the replacement plan and have a result by Labor Day. We should delay its implementation date.
The Kentucky Republican was adamant about the timing of the vote, right up until he wasn't anymore. Thune said, "I think most people are acceptant that this is a very hard, complicated undertaking, and willing to, you know, allow time particularly for some of our colleagues who feel they need more time".
"Sometimes on deadlines we still don't get things done", he added. Both the Senate and House versions offer unfamiliar yet reasonably complicated systems for obtaining insurance and using it. And repeal is proving more hard than they claimed it would be. Now that Trump is in the Oval Office and would sign such a measure, they might be more reticent because of the potential political fallout and economic uncertainty.
"I can not believe people are playing partisan games with lives", Blair said.
"I have a lot of respect for Senator Sass but that idea is an absurd idea".
Specifically, insurance companies and lawyers and state governments each threaten affordable health care in a truly free-market environment.