Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Lacking votes, Senate Republicans delay health care vote

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In a statement the white house says historically the numbers by the congressional budget office have been wrong.

Last week, Collins called the CBO analysis "all important" and said she can not support a bill that causes tens of millions of Americans to lose coverage.

The Senate bill would roll back much of Obama's health care overhaul.

Several GOP senators said they wanted to see their bill cover more people than the House version.

Last month, the House of Representives passed its own healthcare bill, which the CBO predicted would leave 23 million people uninsured by 2026. Critics said that created a perverse incentive for healthy people to go without insurance, only buying coverage after they got sick.

Incentives give people a reason to get covered even when they're not sick, and they pay into the pool of funds available to help lower costs for everyone. And then starting in 2025, the Senate bill assumes that medical bills will grow more slowly than they have historically. "The increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income" - especially those between 50 and 64 and with incomes below 200 percent of the poverty level, or around $30,300 for a single person. The House approved its version of the legislation in May.

The entire Democratic Party is expected to stand against the bill, which means the Republicans can only lose support of two lawmakers in the Senate.

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen.

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The president supports the senate "better care" bill. None of the dissident senators have ruled out supporting the legislation if it is revised.

President Donald Trump called four Republican senators who have either come out against or are undecided on the Senate GOP's health care bill, which is facing a tight vote in the Senate. "They're trying to jam this thing through". Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Sen. McConnell drafted the plan behind closed doors after numerous meetings among GOP senators.

Here in NY, the governor's administration has several more panels scheduled for this week.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office determined that 22 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026 than under the current law.

Vice President Pence will host a group of Senate conservatives at his home Tuesday night to discuss the bill. "All they do is delay and complain".

The CBO found that the proposal would save the government $321 billion over the next decade, largely due to $772 billion in Medicaid cuts.

Paul is among five or six senators who oppose the healthcare bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to approve before Congress recesses for the July 4 holiday.

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