The Senate version mostly mirrors the House bill but would allow for the continuance of federal subsidies that under the Affordable Care Act are allocated to those who can not afford to pay their monthly health insurance premiums.
One group of senators says the plan doesn't go far enough in being fiscally conservative.
Senators on both sides of the aisle can agree on at least one thing: rushing a vote on health care would be ill-advised, NBC News reported.
Trump said the Democrats' theme is "resist" - which he interpreted as "obstruction" - and that "if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote" from them. Former President Obama weighed in on BCRA as well, saying that it's "not a health care bill" and criticizing the "fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".
With 52 Republicans in the Senate, the GOP can only afford to lose the support of two members. Sen. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP. And because California is a high-cost state, premiums and deductibles are likely to spike for some middle-class families.
Giaimo focuses on health care policy.
The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House's but differs in key ways.
He said the bill would also jeopardize addiction treatment programs for people with opioid addictions.
Joining Paul and Johnson in already announcing opposition are Sens. "While we are still waiting for final numbers, every indication is that the plan unveiled by Senate Republicans will be even more devastating".
Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form. "We'll have to see". But the end may be in sight: Sen McConnell has said he could call for a vote on the bill next week. It would base tax credits to help people buy private insurance on income, as the Affordable Care Act does, rather than age, as the House bill does. "And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation". "I hope that President Trump delivers on his promise to provide more Americans with better health care for less money". A number of other centrist senators-including Rob Portman and Shelley Moore Capito-have also voiced concerns about the Senate's cuts to Medicaid. The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week.
Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision. Those additional funds would continue through 2020, then gradually fall and disappear entirely in 2024.