GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will release a discussion draft of their version of the health care bill on Thursday, with a vote likely next week.

"I've never heard of a more radical or a more reckless process", said Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Senate leaders have chose to address the most contentious issue head on - they plan to remove the waiver option for community rating, which bans insurers from charging higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. "They'll have plenty of time", he told reporters Tuesday.

Some were advocates who say, health insurance can be life or death for some.

In addition, a growing number of Republicans are frustrated with the process, saying they apparently will have just a few days to study the draft before being forced to vote on a major piece of legislation.

Sen. John McCain, when asked by CNN's Manu Raju on Tuesday if he was satisfied by the current process, said no. "I think this will be about as transparent as it can be". "I share it wholeheartedly". "Because we have guaranteed issuance, so if someone that has a pre-existing condition, they are guaranteed that the policy will be reissued at the standard rate, the regular rate", Harris tells 47 ABC. Mike Lee, R-Utah, using a Facebook video for an unusually public swipe at GOP leaders.

On policy, Paul has raised problems with voting for anything that included robust tax credits to help people buy insurance.

Ted Cruz says the bill doesn't yet adequately cut premiums. Sen.

An analysis of five major newspapers - Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post - showed that though newspapers did provide more in-depth coverage than television news, those papers nearly completely ignored the issue on the front page. We are making steady progress, but we're nowhere near resolving the issues that are needed. That has angered many consumers, particularly those who don't qualify for tax credits that significantly reduce premiums and out-of-pocket costs for deductibles and co-pays.

The bill, of course, would modify changes to the health system brought by the Affordable Care Act.

This is an idea pushed by several senators - one that would markedly improve any CBO score's coverage numbers.

Senators and their top aides on Capitol Hill have made it clear to the White House as health care legislation makes its way through the Senate that the less involved Trump is, the better for the bill's prospects.

Thirteen percent felt that the House plan would improve the quality of their healthcare, and 9 percent said it would make their healthcare cheaper. "We have articulated some of the have-tos and nice to haves on multiple occasions with a variety of senators".

It was still unclear whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can win the support of at least 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans to ensure passage given the opposition of all 46 Democrats and two independents. That means McConnell can't afford to lose all three of his most conservative members. Moderate senators are concerned about cutting off coverage too fast for those who gained it under Obamacare, while conservatives don't want to leave big parts of the ACA in place.

In the Senate, moderates including Senator Shelley Moore Capito have argued for a long, seven-year phase-out to the Medicaid expansion that happened under Obamacare. They are, now based on a person's income and have been critical for people accessing insurance through their state programs, especially those not enrolled in an employer provided plan or Medicaid.

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The day Vox and the Times reported on the GOP senators' unprecedented secrecy surrounding the bill, Media Matters released a report documenting the insufficient amount of weekday coverage on broadcast and cable news dedicated to the Senate health care bill from June 1 to June 14.

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