As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than ideal and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost". Look forward to making it really special!
Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation's Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law's tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law's coverage guarantees.
It takes hundreds of billions of dollars now allocated to care for the working poor, women, children and elderly, and gives it to rich Americans in the form of a huge tax break. That means Republicans can only afford two defections for the legislation to pass.
Nevada Republican Dean Heller didn't mince words about the GOP's new health care bill in the Senate: "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes".
Under Obamacare, the federal government had guaranteed that its funding for adults newly eligible for Medicaid because of the Affordable Care Act would fall to no lower than 90 percent of their costs.
Heller and Sandoval said they believe that Obamacare has problems, but raised concerns with the Senate plan's Medicaid provisions. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
"Let me assure you, leadership knows well how I feel", Heller said, while also bashing the long-term cuts in the Senate bill to the traditional Medicaid program.
Speaking at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, the New York Democrat said the draft that his Republican colleagues released after weeks of secret deliberations is "devastating for America and even more devastating for New York".
The Senate bill would make the payments through 2019, but then cut them off. The House already passed its version of a repeal-and-replace bill last month.
The lobbying group is waiting to see the analysis of the bill's impact on spending and insurance coverage from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, expected next week.
At the beginning of 2013, an global military intervention led by the French army succeeded in chasing most rebels from the region. One of the dead was a woman with dual Malian and French citizenship, the Security Ministry said earlier on Facebook.
Coalition troops were working in the area alongside local forces who are being trained to fight the so-called Islamic State group. They did everything they could to try to warn it away. "For too long, the Russians have treated Syria as their own backyard".
Los australianos, en tanto, llegan una unidad, los mismos goles convertidos pero cuatro recibidos, con un saldo de -1. En el grupo A , México y Portugal tiene la primera chance de pasar, pero Rusia podría sorprender.
A punishing heat wave has arrived in the Southwestern U.S. and brought temperatures that will approach 120 degrees in Arizona. Tucson, for example, experiences its wettest months in July and August, although the monsoon can last through September.
Uber has already fire 20 employees and is looking at 215 other complaints as part of another company probe. He also said he's responsible for the company's current situation and needs to become a better leader.
Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown , Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby was charged shortly before the statute of limitations was set to expire. "My opinion continues to be that Ms.
Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" amid heavy speculation that his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid . In return, the Spanish government ratified that Mourinho was in compliance with his tax obligations during his time at Real.
Camardelli said about 120 containers with some 3,000 tonnes of Brazilian meat now are at sea headed to the United States . The EU said it had rejected some shipments of Brazilian beef due to the presence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill, 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.
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