Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

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"It's a thin needle to thread", Price told "Fox News Sunday" when asked how the administration will garner support from both conservative and moderate senators, who have voiced various critiques of the new legislation.

President Donald Trump, who vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare during his campaign, praised the Senate's bill, but noted changes were likely. However, the four senators do appear open to negotiations and amendments that could turn their "no" to a "yes".

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans".

"Well, they are also four good guys and they are four friends of mine", said Trump.

"If we get to impasse, if we go to a bill that is more repeal and less big government programs, yes, I'll consider partial repeal", he said.

"This bill, negotiated by thirteen men behind closed doors, represents more of the same from Republicans in Congress. Senate Republicans are willing to deny healthcare to millions of Americans, targeting children and the elderly with nearly surgical precision, simply to give the top 1% a generous tax cut". "Johnson also said he is" not necessarily on board with all of the tax cuts" proposed in the bill either. It contains some key differences from the version the House passed last month. "Seniors can be charged at least five times more for their health care coverage".

"I have deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn", Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said in a Twitter message. "In this form, I will not support it". The White House said it is hopeful a final bill will be finished before lawmakers leave Washington later this summer.

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On Wednesday, Democratic senators held a hearing in advance of the bill's release.

Trump publicly celebrated the House bill's passage, only to criticise it in private as "mean". She said that a loss in federal funding could be detrimental to patients who rely on health care services including dentistry, OB/GYN, and pediatric medicine. And while Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski have expressed concerns about language in the bill that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood, that demand, too, could potentially be addressed in order to earn their votes.

And that's precisely what the Senate bill did!

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects to release its analysis of the Senate plan early next week.

In addition, the GOP would phase out added financing that Obama's law provided as an incentive for states to expand the program and cover more low-income adults.

Former President Barack Obama, whose signature legislation is the target of GOP repeal efforts, wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that the Republican plan "is not a health care bill".

States could not get exemptions to Obama's prohibition against charging higher premiums for some people with pre-existing medical conditions, but the subsidies would be lower, making coverage less affordable, Pearson said.

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