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26 June 2017, 04:16 | Gladys Abbott
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., makes his way through a crush of reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Conway made clear that Americans now on Medicaid, even through the Obamacare expansion, are "grandfathered in".
While neither of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators has committed to back the Senate GOP health care plan, advocacy groups seeking to keep the current Obamacare law intact have their focus squarely on only one of them: physician Bill Cassidy. Assuming no Democratic senator votes in favor of the bill, the Kentucky senator can afford to lose only two Republican senators and still pass the bill.
Schumer, the Democratic leader in the Senate, said he and his and colleagues are trying to block a health care plan that will hurt millions of Americans.
"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", he wrote in a Facebook post Thursday. Conway cited 113 House Democrats signing on to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' health care bill as evidence that an increasingly large number of opposition members recognize the imminent implosion of Obamacare.
President Donald Trump pressured the handful of Republican senators who may be planning to vote against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to overhaul Obamacare, days before the Senate is likely to begin debate on the measure.
The Senate bill's lower inflation adjustment for federal Medicaid payments would ratchet up the pressure on states, Peacock said.
The Trump administration hopes to pass the Senate health care bill prior to the July 4 recess.
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As for Medicaid - the state-federal program for the poor, elderly and disabled, which covers more than 1 million people in Wisconsin - the Senate bill "is substantially worse than the House version", said Jon Peacock, research director for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.
Ever since Obamacare was enacted in 2010 without any Republican votes, House Republicans voted dozens of times to repeal it, a futile effort as long as Obama was president.
"My guess is different approaches will work for different people in different places - like everything else in life", Lee said. "But I think they're going to get there", Trump said of Republican Senate leaders.
Trump reportedly told them he thought the next version of the legislation needed to be "more generous, more kind". "They'd like to get certain changes".
In the narrowly divided Senate, defections from just three of the 52 Republican senators would doom the legislation.
An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office is due as soon as Monday and vote by the full Senate is planned for Thursday.
"I don't think they're that far off.
It's so devastating to the middle class", he said on ABC, putting the Republicans' chances of passing the current bill at "50-50".
Trump says he believes his majority party is "going to get there".
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Famous last words, right? "I think there's a bill that all 52 Republicans agree on if they keep narrowing the focus". Collins says another seven to eight senators including herself remain troubled about the possible Medicaid cuts.
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