Six things to watch as Senate takes up GOP health care bill

Six things to watch as Senate takes up GOP health care bill

Six things to watch as Senate takes up GOP health care bill

His comments followed on the heels of winning the House vote on repealing and replacing Obama's Affordable Care Act.

"Not only would this jeopardize insurance availability for the one-third of Americans who have preexisting conditions", said DeGette, "it would let insurance companies deny coverage altogether for maternity, for emergency room, for mental health, and for other essential benefits".

It marked Mr Trump's first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise to roll back his predecessor's signature healthcare reform. Collins' absence from the working group is particularly surprising, since the ME senator has taken a leading role in crafting one of the few fully fleshed-out alternative proposals to the House's bill.

Democrats warn the bill will strip insurance from millions of Americans and send costs rocketing. John Cornyn (R, Texas) says there is "no deadline" for their bill yet, and that they're more concerned with "working toward getting 51 votes".

Despite vocal opposition from almost every major constituency affected by the bill, it was not enough to stop the Republican-controlled House from approving legislation which repeals many critical parts of the Affordable Care Act - the 2010 law known as Obamacare - that has dropped uninsured rates in the United States to historic lows but has not done enough to rein in rising health costs. "President Trump promised not to touch Medicaid or Medicare and has betrayed those promises by supporting this bill".

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Lamar Alexander, the Republican chairman of the committee that oversees health care issues.

Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" whether slashing Medicaid was just a way to provide a $1 trillion tax cut for the country's wealthiest, Price said the plan gives states flexibility to fix patient care. Opponents contend it would strand as many as 24 million people without health coverage.

When pressed by Keilar, however, Blackburn was less sure about whether those with pre-existing conditions would see their premiums rise under the new bill.

Under Obamacare, subsidies were based on a person's income, with lower incomes receiving higher subsidies.

"We're going to get this finished and then we're going as you know, put our tax plan in", Trump said. Some senators have already made clear that they intend to make major changes to the bill, which passed Thursday. "The goal, as I mentioned, is to make certain that every single American, men, women, rich, poor, old, young, have the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their families, not that government forces them to buy".

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