Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

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The GOP's new health bill would mean Nevada can not afford to maintain coverage for the 210,000 residents insured under Medicaid expansion, Gov. Brian Sandoval says.

Moller said he wouldn't presume how Kennedy might vote, but noted the senator's public statements have been critical of Medicaid spending and supportive of efforts to scale back the program.

The medical community is united against this health care bill because we know it will destroy the health of our communities. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate found that 14 million fewer people would get Medicaid over the next decade based on the House bill and the outcome under the Senate bill could be similar - or worse.

No pre-existing condition opt-outs.

On Twitter, Kennedy said: "I'll be reading through the Senate health care bill this weekend". "Look forward to making it really special". Thursday, he tweeted his support for the Senate bill. But he said it was time to act. "We'll have to see", Trump said during an interview on FOX & Friends Friday morning. Johnson said, "It's weird what we've done to our healthcare markets". "That's what I want", however, he acknowledged that changing the bill in order to do that is "going to be a very hard lift" because of the conservative senators who are against the Medicaid expansion. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Already conservative GOP Sens.

A fifth GOP senator announced Friday that he won't support the Republican health care bill as it is now written. The first is that Mitch McConnell isn't just trying to get a bill through the Senate; he wants the Senate bill to be close enough to the House bill that a House-Senate conference will not be that hard - or indeed, can be avoided altogether by the House simply adopting the Senate bill, which would lop weeks if not months off the time needed to get a bill onto Donald Trump's desk. "We'll have to see".


"It's simply not the answer", Heller said at a press conference in Las Vegas for Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican. But it has improved health care for many Americans.

Another incentive to maintain coverage would be to restrict eligibility for tax credits among people who let their coverage lapse.

"The sicker you are, the more you have to pay, the older you are, the more you have to pay, the poorer you are, the more you have to pay", said Dr. Seth Foldy, former Milwaukee health commissioner. He said amendments during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

The Senate health care bill will strip almost a million Ohioans of their access to health care. Its analysis of the Senate bill is expected early next week, a day or two before the vote.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are speaking out after the U.S. Senate's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was unveiled on Thursday. The enhanced federal financing that pays for the expansion would disappear entirely in 2024.

The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance.

"The working poor, disabled and elderly appear to shoulder the burden in this latest version of Congress' health care rewrite", Edwards said in a statement.

With just days before it could head to the Senate floor for a vote, experts and analysts are are furiously diving into the details, attempting to determine what this bill means for the future of health care in this country. Trump has been threatening to discontinue those payments, and some insurance companies have cited uncertainty as a reason they are abandoning some markets and boosting premiums.

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