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The Senate releases an updated draft of its health care legislation. Read the bill and compare with the original.
There have been concessions made to both moderates and conservatives, but the road to 50 votes is far from clear.
Discussions about what to do if the GOP’s proposed legislation fails are under way, prompting senators to quietly reach across the aisle.
Media outlets look at the changes leadership has made to try to woo senators, such as adding the option to let insurers sell cheaper, skinny plans. But one thing that hasn’t been touched? The unpopular Medicaid cuts.
But some lawmakers are skeptical of the ambitious timeline.
Senators are back from break after facing angry constituents at home, but they only have three weeks before the upcoming August recess to smooth out disagreements over the proposed health care bill.
With the Better Care Reconciliation Act’s prospects appearing dim, are there next steps? In other news on repeal efforts: what Americans want for health care is murky; a look at how the proposed bill would affect you; subsidies to help pay for coverage; the number of uninsured in the U.S. is climbing; and more.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s state of West Virginia relies heavily on Medicaid funding and has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic, both issues which would face threats from the Republican health care bill. Other senators over the past few days have spoken about the proposed bill as well. Media outlets offer a look at where they stand.
They have three weeks before they’re scheduled to leave town again.
Former rivals, President Donald Trump and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), are presenting a somewhat unified front on health care efforts that don’t always align with the stance of Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
On Thursday night, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) did what many Republicans have avoided this recess: face head on his constituents’ tough questions on health care. The concerns he heard are ones that echo across the country, and demonstrate how hard it will be to get the legislation passed.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will have a new bill ready for the returning lawmakers, but that if they can’t reach an agreement “no action is not an alternative” that’s acceptable.
The Republican National Committee say Democrats know the system is broken, but won’t work with the GOP to fix it.
“If the Republican Party cannot show they can deliver on a basic campaign promise like Obamacare, I’m very concerned about the ability to keep the House and Senate next year,” said Noah Wall, the national director of campaigns at the conservative group FreedomWorks. Meanwhile, Republicans home on recess face concerned constituents.
The fears of patients with existing health issues prompts some opinions while other writers look at important coverage issues that could be changed by Republican efforts on the health law.
The proposal would have halted new expansion enrollment starting July 1, 2018, and prevented people who drop off from re-enrolling. The Ohio Legislature could override Gov. John Kasich’s veto, but it’s unclear if there are enough votes to do so.
Not only does the Senate’s version of the bill roll back expansion of the program, it fundamentally changes aspects of it that will have ripple effects through the entire country.
The president’s tweet adds pressure to Republicans home for recess who were already going to face tough questions from voters.
Republican governors of states that expanded Medicaid fear the cuts in the Senate’s health bill would be devastating. On the other side of the debate, Indiana’s governor doesn’t get what he expects when soliciting Obamacare “horror” stories.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office also found that average premiums for plans for single individuals would be about 20 percent higher in 2018 than under current law. Media outlets offer a look at what’s in the report.