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Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

While neither of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators has committed to back the Senate GOP health plan, advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have their focus squarely on only one of them: physician Bill Cassidy.

The draft bill is expected to be subject to negotiations over the coming days, and Senate majority whip John Cornyn told reporters on Thursday that McConnell could file the final bill "as late as Tuesday" and that "it would encompass additional conversations and ideas between now and then" as Republicans try to earn the necessary support within their caucus. "This bill ... is not the answer".

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday he will not vote for the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill as now written.

The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level.

This story will be updated.

Essential Health Benefits: Like the House bill, the Senate bill makes it easy for states to cut essential health benefits, which motivates insurers to offer low-end policies for the working poor that are worthless-but only if you read the fine print.

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President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which centered on healthcare legislation.

That's because the kind of changes that Paul's group are likely to seek - more regulations eliminated, more taxes cut, more flexibility for state administrators - are also likely to drive away more senators who, like Heller, are concerned about the impact the bill would have on their constituents. Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well. He predicted that his call for a preservation of Medicaid expansion would lose the support of the more conservative senators from non-expansion states in the GOP Senate conference. "But Republicans believe we have a responsibility to act, and we are", Mr McConnell said. She said that the Affordable Care Act is critical to getting her daughter the care she needs. "The only people who are better off under their bill are millionaires and health insurance companies". Nevada also expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the Senate bill would phase out that expansion starting in 2020.

Sandoval said Medicaid expansion provided coverage to about 210,000 people in Nevada.

Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Ted Cruz of Texas, Kentucky's Rand Paul, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. Senate staffers say they're open to adding a similar provision to the Senate bill.

"If this bill became law, you could eliminate Suffolk's $50 million annual property tax levy completely, eliminate Suffolk's $150 million structural deficit, and have $50 million left over for combating the heroin and opioid epidemic, improving infrastructure, public works programs, environmental preservation and coastal erosion programs, upgraded and improved sewering or for some other goal that county residents deems necessary".

The percentage of Republicans who are showing support for the replacement is declining. "It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else". "There's still an opportunity to make this bill better", he said.


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