Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

Maine Sen. Susan Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program. Further complicating the issue for him is Nevada's Republican Governor, Brian Sandoval, an outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. The House bill disregards the health care needs of low-income people.

"It's all these mandates that have artificially driven up the cost of insurance on the individual market", Sen.

It drew strong reaction from Vermont's congressional delegation and Republican Gov. Phil Scott.

Let me see if I can convince the skeptics to give the "Better Care Reconciliation Act", which is the official name of the Senate's new health care bill, a chance.

Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.

Several Republican senators have already said they oppose the bill, at least as of now.

After weeks of heated discussions and arguments, Senate Republicans unveiled the text of their health care refurbish plan. "This bill has nothing to do with health care". While McConnell's bill curtails the program at a slower rate than the House version, it ultimately cuts deeper, which has prompted senators whose states expanded Medicaid to raise red flags. "The American people are calling out for relief, and my administration is determined to provide it".

The Senate's 142-page proposal, worked out in secret by a group led by McConnell, aims to deliver on a central Trump campaign promise to undo former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which has provided coverage to 20 million Americans since it was passed in 2010. Here's Washington Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell.

Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version. He tweeted, "Children, the elderly, the disabled, nursing home coverage will suffer". If all goes according to plan, she said, Republican leaders will bring the bill to President Donald Trump in July.

The Senate bill would also erase the tax penalties Obama's 2010 law imposes on people who don't purchase insurance. "Millions would lose their health insurance to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans", Welch said. "That, in turn, will make the risk pool much healthier, which will also lower premiums".

"From what I've heard, it would be detrimental for Vermont. I don't want that life no more", Sanchez said.

Those choices will negatively impact patients and hospitals, the association said.

"No amount of eleventh hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something", he said.

Five Republican senators - including Ted Cruz - threatened "NO" votes.

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