Maine governor opposes Senate GOP health bill

Maine governor opposes Senate GOP health bill

Democrats said they're planning to keep up the fight against the Republican legislation.

A report issued Monday by the Congressional Budget Office estimated that if the Republican bill was enacted, 22 million fewer Americans would have health care coverage over the coming decade and that some Americans would have to pay more for the same level of coverage they now possess.

An American First Policies official said the group made a decision to pull the seven-figure ad campaign after Heller announced plans to visit the White House with other Republicans on Tuesday, according to Politico.

The news of a delay came just one day after the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office said the bill would strip 22 million Americans of health insurance over the next 10 years.

Female Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska say they intend to offer an amendment that would protect Planned Parenthood from funding cuts.

Hundreds of thousands of people could lose their health insurance and the state could also be out billions of dollars. This approach has been labeled by critics as Obamacare light.

Both U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz were at the lunch, as were several senior advisers to the president.

"Absent these reasonable changes to drive down the cost of premiums and provide consumers with more choices and more freedom, the Club for Growth will oppose the 'Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, '" McIntosh said. If he gives in to moderate interests, he can't count on conservative votes. Experts say that $183 billion is needed for addiction treatment over the next decade to help stem the drug overdoses that killed 60,000 Americans in 2016. "We're continuing to talk". "It's a big, complicated subject".

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"This will be great if we get it done", he said.

But Trump apparently isn't helping GOP members get to "yes". But he added, "If we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like, and that's okay". He has taken one of the most dramatic stands in opposition against the bill, announcing last week that it would be "very difficult" for Senate leaders to get his support. They need at least 50 votes for passage, as Vice President Mike Pence would break the tie in favor of the measure. At least four conservative Republican senators said they were still opposed after the CBO analysis.

McConnell has promised since 2010 that Republicans, who view Obamacare as a costly government intrusion, would destroy the law "root and branch" if they controlled Congress and the White House.

The bill would also delay cuts to the Medicaid program, although longterm cuts to the program would be severe.

No Democrat got an invitation from McConnell to join the closed-door group that met for weeks to create the Republican bill.

The bill drew criticism from Republican moderates anxious about millions of people losing their medical insurance and sharp cuts to the Medicaid government healthcare program for the poor, and from conservatives unhappy it did not do enough to erase the 2010 Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare. Heading into McConnell's office, she said the bill's tax credit scheme, which is particularly burdensome on older consumers, would be an area of discussion. Conditions that Republicans find unacceptable. You know, he had said the House bill was too mean, and he wanted the final product to be more generous.

Kery Murakami is the Washington, D.C., reporter for CNHI's newspapers and websites.