Cornyn Suggests They Need Dem Cooperation to Get Health Care Done

Postado Julho 18, 2017

The Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that about 60 percent of Democrats and a third of independents strongly prefer Obamacare.

When Obamacare passed, "it meant we had finally decided, as a nation, that healthcare is a right for all and not a privilege for the few", Biden continued, slamming the Republican bill that is being debated in the Senate, saying that it "eviscerates" Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and removes the Obamacare rule that requires care for maternity, mental health, and substance abuse.

Majority leader Mitch McConnell has planned for a vote next week on revised legislation, unveiled on Thursday, and he has his work cut out for him in the coming days to get the 50 "yes" votes needed for passage.

The GOP bill faces an uncertain passage in the 100-member Senate, where Republicans have a very narrow majority - 52 to 48. "We need Senator McCain in more ways than one".

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill would cut Medicaid by almost $800 billion by 2026, and would cut Medicaid 35 percent come 2036. Rand Paul, have already said they won't support the legislation.

"This bill is not a total repeal, I would prefer a total repeal", Senator Cruz said, and so would we. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy floated an alternative plan.

A provision championed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz and aimed at attracting conservatives would let insurers sell cheap, bare-bones insurance policies that would not have to cover broad benefits mandated under Obamacare.

Two of the country's largest insurance providers called an amendment from Sen.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top Democrats on the Senate health and finance committees asked McConnell to use the extra time since the vote is delayed to give more information on the GOP's plan to overhaul Obamacare.