The U.S. House approved its version of the bill last month.
Mitch McConnell (R) said, "When this bill reaches the floor, it will present Senate Democrats with another opportunity to do what's right for the American people".
"We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates".
"Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country".
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., facing a tough re-election fight next year, said he had "serious concerns' about the bill's Medicaid reductions".
But where it differs, it tends to deal even more severe blows to Americans on the lower rungs of the income ladder.
Shares of hospital companies and health insurers rose on the Bill's release, with the overall S&P 500 healthcare sector closing up 1.1% at an all-time high.
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The plan keeps some popular parts of Obamacare. It also allows states to waive drug addiction treatment as an "essential benefit" insurers are required to provide under Obamacare. "And as in the House bill, young adults up to the age of 26 could stay on their parents' health care plans". Overall, it's a very different vision for how the health care system should function than it does now.
The bill would make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act, which Obama signed into law over seven years ago. "They're paying for tax cuts with American lives". "And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".
Today, Medicaid pays for all the care people need, and state and federal governments share the cost.
It is undoubtedly the Republican moderates in the Senate who are responsible for keeping the preexisting conditions "protection" in place - for two main reasons.
The bill would phase out the extra money Obama's law provides to states that have expanded coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program for low-income people.
"The public at large is deeply skeptical about the repeal-and-replace plan, with support among the Republican base hanging in but slipping and in danger of falling further", says Drew Altman, president of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Senate Republicans are aiming for a final vote next Thursday, before lawmakers leave town for the weeklong July 4th recess.
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"The Republicans in the Senate have decided that bill wasn't cruel enough".
Mr McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. Avik Roy is a physician and founder of the conservative Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. President Obama's health care bill taxed corporations and the wealthiest of Americans to help pay for insurance for lower-income people.
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As with the House, the Senate also proposes giving states either a per capita cap on Medicaid spending or a block grant of funds. But unlike Obamacare, which gives a subsidy upfront, the Senate bill would provide a tax credit, to be received after the fact.
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