As early as Thursday, the Senate will take a momentous vote to repeal the health law, and for Republicans from states that expanded their Medicaid program, the options are anything but palatable.
Trump says the Democrats' "theme is resist" and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them. It was released after being developed for weeks in secrecy.
Johnson is one of four conservative Republican senators - along with Sens. On Friday, Heller also came out and said he will vote "no" on the bill as it now stands.
"This bill that's now in front of the United States Senate is not the answer", Heller, a moderate who is up for re-election in 2018, said at a news conference in Las Vegas. Walker said he's spoken with McConnell and other Senate leaders and called on them to change the bill before holding a vote. Rob Portman of OH said it doesn't provide enough funds for the opioid epidemic.
"There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said. One of the things, of course, they say is that by making it less expensive for young people - would also make it more expensive for older people - more young people might go ahead and purchase insurance.
CBO analysis of the bill predicts that 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance, while the top 1 percent of Americans would enjoy $306 billion in tax cuts over 10 years.
A handful of Republicans senators have already come out against the bill in its current form, and with so little time to make amendments and so many voices in opposition, the BCRA might not make it to Trump's desk.
Paul has joined Republican Sens. Ben Sasse (R-NE), whose vote Republican leaders absolutely need if they hope to pass a health care bill in the Senate this week, told a gathering of conservative donors on Sunday that the bill does not really repeal Obamacare - but instead mostly concerns a government program that provides health coverage to the poor. "I think there's a bill that all 52 Republicans agree on if they keep narrowing the focus". "It's slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was", Conway said".
Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. And while Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have expressed concerns about language in the bill that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood, that demand, too, could potentially be addressed in order to earn their votes.
"Threading that needle is going to be very, extremely hard", she said.
Heller, facing a competitive re-election battle next year, said he was opposing the legislation because of the cuts it would make in Medicaid.
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He said states should be free to abandon Obamacare and adopt their own models of health care. "I would like to delay", said Sen. What would he tell Conway if he were to meet with her? They are willing to let poor people die so rich people pay less taxes.
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He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it. For the House of Representatives' version of healthcare, Trump held regular meetings with representatives at the White House.
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As a result, these are not "a bunch of misfits nobody wanted", as then-winger Jody Shelley once described the 1992-93 Senators. He traded a two and a three for Palmieri, a bottom-six forward in Anaheim who responded with 53 goals in the next two seasons.