Graham has other ideas on Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. John Thune, speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. John Thune, speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington

Tim Jost, a health care law expert and professor at Washington and Lee University, said he doubts the funding is adequate to meet all of these needs.

But it kept the major cuts to Medicaid championed by many Republicans all along, which has been one of the biggest issues with moderate conservatives and Democrats alike.

The tweaked legislation is the product of weeks of negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and conservative and moderate holdouts who opposed the initial GOP health care bill for myriad reasons.

The Senate's bill exempts the health insurance plans that cover Members of Congress and their families from a provision that allows insurance providers to offer plans that exclude coverage of essential health benefits, Vox reports.

The draft leaves numerous Obamacare taxes in place, including on high-income earners, while allowing Americans to buy less expensive plans, which offer fewer medical services.

The bill is now in the hands of the Congressional Budget Office, which will forecast how much this bill will cost and how it will impact insurance coverage.

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Despite opposition from the health insurance industry, Senate Republicans' revised healthcare bill includes a version of a proposal that would allow the sale of slimmed-down individual market plans.

"When you're keeping half the taxes, most of the regulations, and creating a brand new insurance bailout superfund, that to most people just doesn't look like repeal", Paul said.

Federal spending on Medicaid coverage for the poor would grow with inflation, rather than being capped like the current GOP plan. Almost half of all voters - 40 percent - including Democrats and Republicans, want congressional Republicans to keep working on a new healthcare bill, and 47 percent want them to move on. The new bill offers $45 billion for grants for states providing treatment and recovery support services. "But I'm sitting waiting for that bill to come to my desk", said President Trump.

"This is a critical step in the right direction and I will continue to work closely with my colleagues to unite our conference around a bill that can pass", Cruz said in a statement.

What from the first Senate bill likely stays in the revised bill? I think they passed it 61 times. now we have a president that's waiting to sign it.

Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of ME have already said they will not support the BCRA for completely different reasons.

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