Republicans tout GOP healthcare bill on Sunday shows

Republicans tout GOP healthcare bill on Sunday shows

Before the House narrowly voted to pass the American Health Care Act, you could tell that Republicans supporting it would be in for a tough time.

While President Trump and House Republicans celebrated passage of their measure Thursday with a White House Rose Garden event, concerns were already mounting about dying momentum as the more deliberate Senate tries to craft its own ObamaCare replacement plan.

The celebration might have been premature.

The victory party was a giant sigh of relief rather than an expression of confidence in the substance of the bill.

It's not certain NY would seek a waiver to create a high-risk pool - it's also still not certain that the Senate will approve the House plan.

House Republicans have been engaging in this charade for seven years. "But it's a way that we believe to be better and more comprehensive". Stephanopoulos asked Collins why she, one of only five Republican female Senators, wasn't included in the group.

President Trump proclaimed Sunday morning that Obamacare "is dead" as the fate of GOP driven health care reform moves to the Senate. The political calculus could argue for brute force. Expand funding for the Pregnant Woman Support Act provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

All that is left to play out. There's no current public polling about the bill that was approved on Thursday.

The bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to be rewritten.

"They're trying to gut Medicaid", he said Friday. And some of those high peaks of self-regard in the Senate are going to be calculating that they have to oppose anything that is not straight repeal. You might be wondering: how many bills Tester has sponsored to make such modifications?

Last week House Republicans approved a health care law created to replace Obama's law, commonly called "Obamacare".

"'Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye, ' dozens of Democrats sang in unison as the healthcare bill crossed the 216 votes needed to pass", the New York Times reported. Obamacare is not intrinsically doomed to failure, but it is being systematically sabotaged by the Trump administration's refusal to provide critical maintenance, or to guarantee payment of the federal subsidies that have made coverage affordable for millions.

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"You'll have better healthcare at a lower cost", President Trump said during his weekly address. Older Americans face higher premiums. It's going to change in my view, ' he said on NPR.

But in the land of rugged individualism, health care has never attained the status of fundamental right, unlike education.

All that said, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act is in trouble and needs to be fixed.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the House added money for tax credits to help people ages 50 and older pay for coverage, and that he expects the Senate will add to those tax credits and "complete the job".

Third, the state of the economy will influence voters' decisions.

Remember what happened to Democrats on Obamacare before the 2010 midterm elections?

Mr. Trump also objects to provision governing the transfer of prisoners held at a US facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The House vote likely will contribute to an already existing enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans, one that's been on display since Inauguration Day.

Republicans praised $15 billion in additional Pentagon spending obtained by Mr. Trump, as well as $1.5 billion in emergency spending for border security, though not for the wall he has vowed to build along the U.S. -Mexico border to deter illegal immigration, and the extension of a school voucher program in the District of Columbia.

According to Republicans, the benefit of the bill is that it will reduce health insurance premiums for healthy Americans. An earlier House bill shot down a few weeks ago predicted savings of $150 billion, but loss of coverage to 24 million Americans who couldn't afford reformed coverage. Her open seat in Miami is considered a prime pick-up opportunity for Democrats.

"For me, it's a big stumbling block still that there's taxpayer money that's being given to insurance companies", Paul told reporters in late April.

The House has now spoken, controversially, putting members at risk.