GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward

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Already five Republican senators have said they can not vote for their party's plan as it stands now, with four them saying it does not go far enough to curb provisions under the Obama law and one saying the cuts in healthcare payments for the poor go too far.

Hours after McConnell unveiled the bill Thursday, four other GOP senators said they also opposed the measure and several others expressed qualms about it.

Supporters of the bill say that it promises to end the requirement that all Americans get health coverage or else pay a penalty.

"We have a very good plan", he said. The plan would scale back aid to the poor and kill a tax on the wealthy.

Trump said he thought Republicans in the US Senate were doing enough to push through the bill and criticised Democrats for their opposition. "Look forward to making it really special!"

Johnson and fellow conservatives have said the plan advanced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't go far enough in repealing the law known as Obamacare and doesn't sufficiently lower health care costs.

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"When President Trump called the House health care bill mean, I couldn't agree more", Cantwell said. Danielson said jokes aside, passing this bill would mean taking away important services from them. But I think we're going to get it.

"We're anxious about the burden it creates for the states", Kristine Grow, spokeswoman at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said on Friday. Paul, Lee, Cruz, and Johnson made it abundantly clear in their statement that they are "open to negotiating", suggesting their support can be bought with the right concessions.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., who faces a re-election bid in 2018, held a news conference Friday and raised similar concerns about the Medicaid cuts. "It's so easy, but we won't get one Democrat vote. if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote and that's a awful thing. their theme is resist".

Mr. Sandoval accepted federal funding in the health law to expand Medicaid in the state and praised the impact on Nevada, especially the 210,000 residents who obtained Medicaid coverage.

U.S. President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" among the parties that has stymied bipartisanship. BRCA will result in many Americans-especially low- and moderate-income and older Americans-paying thousands more in premiums for skimpier health plans.

The US Senate bill resembles legislation the House approved last month.