Senate Republicans outline new health care plan

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Senate Republicans may have too many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to health care, and it's complicating their efforts to draft a bill to dismantle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to The Hill.

President Donald Trump met with Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday to rejuvenate efforts to overhaul the US healthcare and tax systems as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration.In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May."Now the Senate I'm sure will follow suit and get a bill across the finish line this summer that will be great healthcare and I'm looking forward to seeing it", Trump said.

His comments came after the leaders met with President Trump at the White House to discuss health care reform.

"I am stunned that that's what [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell] would call regular order, which he sanctimoniously said would be the order of the day when the Republicans took the Senate over". We have no idea what's being proposed.

While GOP Senators wait on the parliamentarian's decision they are busy working out alternative solutions if the decision doesn't go their way.

A health care bill was supposed to get through the House and the Senate by mid-March.

Portman has described the proposal as offering a "significant glide path", as if slowing down the withdrawal of federal funds represents a major change to the House bill. More than $18 million would be stripped for the state employee pay hike. Edwards also says his original budget proposal cut state spending almost $100 million, including cuts to hospitals and mental health programs.

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Under the ACA, 31 states, including Nevada, and the District of Columbia, expanded Medicaid, which provided additional coverage for 11 million people, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who has been one of the most vocal senators on health care policy, told reporters in between two of the GOP Senate gatherings.

Infrastructure: The White House may have focused on the issue this week. At this point, there is very little interest in including changes to the Essential Health Benefits package as was done in the House bill.

Several senators, including Sen. Leaders have said a vote by the end of June, before the July 4 congressional recess, would be ideal, and the end of July is the ultimate deadline. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) once made.

He added, "I look forward to hearing from the parliamentarian as soon as possible on the broader ruling on whether the Trump-Ryan health care bill is in compliance". Republicans have made considerable progress this week on a far-right plan that may have enough support to pass.

Critics say the problem is aggravated by uncertainty over what Trump and Republicans intend to do. Moderates want to protect beneficiaries through current ACA mandates, while conservative members want a full repeal.

"Republicans have been tied in a knot here in Washington". Trump denies any collusion with Russian Federation and has called the investigation a "witch hunt."The Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to oversee its probe into the Russian Federation issue and several congressional panels also are investigating the matter". The goal is to find a sweet spot of at least 50 votes in a sharply divided group of 52 Republican senators, many of whom are from states where coverage levels increased under President Barack Obama's signature health-care law. Trump wants faster action from his fellow Republicans in Congress to advance his legislative agenda, pressing lawmakers to finish the job of dismantling the Obamacare healthcare law and move on quickly to another of his priorites: tax cuts.

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