Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill, Trump Actuary Says

Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill, Trump Actuary Says

"It seems to me that what they want to do, because this legislation is so bad, is keep it secret, keep it hidden, and in the last possible second rush it before the Senate and get a vote within a few hours".

"We aren't stupid", Axios quoted a senior GOP aide as saying.

Experts say the bill would lower coverage for younger people while making it unaffordable for many other people.

Yet Senate Republicans are mostly trying to get out of their own way, as they struggle to pin down 50 votes from their narrow majority under fast-track budget rules that allow them to avoid a filibuster of their plans.

In fact, we do not even know if it is going to be a new bill.

Democrats have spent the past week fuming about the secrecy, venting to reporters and in committee hearings.

PRICE: As I say, this is an internal issue for the legislative branch, for the Senate of the United States, and it's not my role to engage in the process, the tactics that go on here in the legislative branch. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the subcommittee's chairman, said he "wouldn't intend to be part of writing a bill this year that reduces funding for the National Institutes of Health", which faces big cuts.

In an interview with Reuters last month, McConnell said he did not yet know how he would get enough votes for an Obamacare repeal.

"I've said from Day 1, and I'll say it again", said Sen.

I grasp the partisan divide about the health care debate.

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Republican leaders this week defended their actions. Are you upset about the high cost of premiums?

Meanwhile, Democrats have been holding news conferences and calling on Republicans to share with them more details of the negotiations. Sen.

Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican who long advocated for a full repeal of Obamacare, expressed misgivings with the process and so far hasn't liked what he's heard from leadership. Obamacare is far from ideal but at least it's a viable option for millions who do not have access to employer-provided health insurance.

"I'm disappointed, but I absolutely am not surprised you won't give me a straight answer", Murray said.

I've read where Medicaid and Medicare also help to prolong an unsustainable model, and that a single-payer system of health care is inevitable. "The problem is it's going to take away insurance coverage from people, and that takes us backward".

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Wolf said he has written to Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, talked to him on the phone, and met with him in Washington to explain his concerns over the health care bill.

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday night voted 30-2 for legislation that would raise the sales tax to 6.5 percent, cut income tax rates initially 5 percent and establish tiered coal production tax rates.

"President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is "mean" and urged them to craft a version that is 'more generous, ' congressional sources said", the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

"The Senate is working in secret and rushing to pass a bill", said Robert Restuccia, executive director of the group. And that's before awaiting a score from the Congressional Budget Office and taking a series of procedural votes on legislation, all while keeping party members on board and fighting off obstructive Democrats. Dick Durbin (D-IL) asked if he or anyone in his department had the Senate's version of Trumpcare.

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