Another Trumpcare plan: Just don't get sick

Protesters march around the Capitol Building as they rally against the Senate GOP healthcare bill in Washington Wednesday

Hoeven was right Tuesday when he said health care reform "will be a process, not one bill".

Tennessee voters view both the 2010 Affordable Care Act and the recently passed U.S. House health care legislation negatively, according to polling conducted by the American Medical Association.

On Tuesday, the Kentucky senator said a meeting with President Trump left him confident that the GOP can improve the bill for conservatives.

The cuts to Medicaid would also eliminate an estimated 23,000 health care jobs in OR by 2026.

At least two - Senators Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia - have expressed reservations about the replacement bill's cut to Medicaid, the federally funded programme that provides insurance coverage to almost 70 million disabled, low income, and pregnant Americans.

"I felt fairly confident before she even announced it that she would say no", Day said.

A large group of protesters rally against the Senate Republican healthcare bill on the East Front of the Capitol Building in Washington Wednesday

Republican lawmakers have been tasked with reaching a compromise on health care by Friday, Sen. The whole point of the Republican gambit is to finance tax cuts through Medicaid cuts.

Those numbers directly contradict the assertions from Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan, who have absurdly claimed that the 22 million Americans who would no longer be insured under the GOP plan would simply choose to forego health coverage because they "don't like or want" it.

"We're optimistic that we're going to get a result that's better than the status quo", McConnell said.

That's because a group of 13 Republican men drafted the bill in secret, without holding a single hearing or answering any questions. At least five Republicans have so far publicly stated that they can not support the legislation in its current form.

The states that would see the biggest reduction in funding are those that opted into the Medicaid expansion.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the decision to delay a vote after more Republican senators came out against the plan as it's now written. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., to negotiate on health care earlier this year, she told Politico she had these demands: No per capita Medicaid block grants to the states and no rollback in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. It provides fewer dollars in subsidies for people to purchase insurance. That means these governors will have some tough choices to make: Do you find a way to raise taxes/cut other services to keep your most vulnerable population insured? He has stated that he delayed the vote to increase its chances of passage. But even after July 4, the outcome of the vote is far from certain, with at least nine Republican senators publicly opposing the bill in its current form.

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