Health care bill meets GOP skeptics in Senate

Health care bill meets GOP skeptics in Senate

"This is a first step in fixing the issues of the high out-of-pocket costs of health care premiums and the bureaucracy of the ACA, though it is not a flawless bill", Stivers said in a statement regarding the bill.

Corker said there is a group of Republicans in the Senate working on health care and will take "responsible, deliberate action" on the issue.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gleeful at the prospect of potentially reclaiming the House gavel in 2018, told Republicans they will "glow in the dark" over the vote.

Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch. It all depends on what you call a lie. - The bill would set aside more than $130 billion for high-risk pools, aimed at helping seriously ill people pay expensive premiums.

"It's a very good bill right now", Trump said.

It would not, contrary to some reports, end coverage of pre-existing conditions or kick people off of their insurance. "We have just 52 Republicans - hold at least 50 of those 52 Republicans to pass the bill".

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No one really knows how much it will cost. "But it's preposterous to imagine a group of all women legislators making the decisions about what health care men can and cannot access - not only because it's sadly preposterous to imagine a group of all women legislators but because men, their health care and their needs are so regularly put on a pedestal". And even if we don't fund it well enough.

Mick Mulvaney, Mr Trump's budget director, also said the version that gets to the president would probably differ from the House measure. "It isn't health care reform".

The legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which faces sharp Democratic opposition, now heads to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate. If coverage were interrupted for more than 63 days, insurers would be able to charge a 30-percent penalty for a year. "Premiums will be coming down, deductibles will be coming down, but very importantly it's a great plan".

24 million more people would be uninsured by 2026.

The ACA expanded Medicaid with extra payments to 31 states to cover more people.

The new proposal would give states the ability to "opt out" of covering pre-existing conditions. But the reason they will cost less is because they will be less comprehensive. Under the AHCA, because you're young, you have limited options for affording healthcare if you buy it on the private market (outside of work) because the subsidies you're eligible for are automatically lowered. Republicans keep repeating the fallacy that people with pre-existing conditions will be adequately covered under this bill. That could easily be a $100,000 hospital bill. But if all that money - and the other $23 billion -went exclusively for people with pre-existing conditions, it would cover just 600,000 people, Avalere found.