"We're asking for this meeting because the Republicans have refused to make their bill public or hold hearings on it". John Thune, R-S.D., told Reuters. Rand Paul, R-Ky, told NBC News. "It's a very big transfer of wealth - probably one of the greatest in a short time in recent American history - where you have millions of people across the country who have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and are protected under Medicaid and Medicaid expansion, and you're taking that away", King said.
One of the so-called "improvements" that has leaked out: People will be thrown off Medicaid more slowly under McConnellcare than under Ryancare. House GOP leaders said the per capita cap for the latter group would be pegged to the medical component of the Consumer Price Index. "It's that the process will lead to devastating results for millions of Americans who won't know to speak up until after the damage is done". That's because the expansion population is healthier than the traditional Medicaid population.
The bill would likely alter large parts of the country's healthcare system, but SenateGOP leaders have mostly crafted it behind closed doors, leaving many lawmakers concerned and wary of what it could include. They could walk into McConnell's office and say they'll oppose any bill that is not made public for at least a month of real scrutiny and discussion. Wolf said he still hasn't gotten a response on what exactly will be in the bill. That's critical to judge whether the rate at which Congress allows the per capita contribution for Medicaid to grow will leaving states holding the bag. I don't know where he stands on it, " said Bullock. Heller's vote is considered critical, as is Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Maine Sen. "If they liked the bill, they'd have brass bands marching down the middle of small-town America saying what a great bill it is".
A television ad sponsored by the Community Catalyst Action Fund encourages viewers to call their senators to vote no on the Republican health-care bill. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) said this week that the Senate bill will have income-based subsidies for the marketplaces, which is more generous than the House bill. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Republicans didn't even have "the guts" to show their heath care bill to Democrats or the America people.
According to Swan, a Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee trolled Republicans over the comment during a bill mark-up on Thursday.
"Improvements should be based on a set of guiding principles, included below, which include controlling costs and stabilizing the market, that will positively impact the coverage and care of millions of Americans, including many who are dealing with mental illness, chronic health problems, and drug addiction", the letter stated. It is not clear whether McConnell, or more conservative party members such as Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, are receptive to keeping some of the taxes.
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