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Senate Republicans Delay Vote on Health Bill Until After July 4 Recess

28 June, 2017, 08:05 | Author: Mae Harvey
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Republicans, who hold 52 Senate seats, can only lose two votes and still pass the bill. "Everybody wants to exert whatever leverage that they can, where they can get the most leverage, but I would expect we'd be able to get on the bill". According to CBO's projections, the bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026. Senate leaders could use some of those savings to make Medicaid and other provisions in their measure more generous.

As many as 15 million more people would be uninsured next year, primarily because the legislation would repeal Obamacare's individual mandate, according to the estimate, which was released on Monday.

This is 1 million fewer than under the House version, but is unlikely to change the minds of lawmakers who plan to vote against the Senate's proposed replacement for Obamacare.

Earlier estimations predicted the deficit could be lowered by as much as $337 billion or $150 billion in 10 years. That could be a particular concern to Sen. Dean Heller who is facing a tight race to keep his seat in 2018.

Monday's report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office presents additional challenges for those trying to rally support for the bill.

Lower income, older people, and children with disabilities would lose coverage under the Senate plan, which is meant to reconcile itself with a plan hastily put together by the U.S. House, which is also controlled by the GOP. Those ages are just shy of when people begin qualifying for Medicare coverage.

Republican senators will be meeting this afternoon at the White House, where Sen. Susan Collins announced that she would vote on on the legislation in its current form. That would likely be the end of the state's Healthy Michigan program, as Michigan is one of eight states that expanded Medicaid with the caveat that the expansion would end if federal funding declined.

Cost-sharing reduction payments help cover expenses like deductibles for people with modest incomes. He also referred to the bill as "an ongoing discussion", and said that several senators wanted more time.

The House of Representatives narrowly approved its version of a new health care bill last month. That's because standard policies would be skimpier than now offered under Obama's law, covering a smaller share of expected medical costs.

However, President Donald Trump has discussed ending these payments.

And then there were six. And critics say that had the potential to really destabilize the market by creating a perverse incentive for people to wait till they got sick in order to go out and buy insurance coverage, which would have the effect of driving up costs for everyone.


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