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Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill

Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill

On Friday, Heller also came out and said he will vote "no" on the bill as it now stands. "NOT GOOD! #HellerVotesYes", tweeted America First Policies, run by former President Trump and Vice President Pence campaign staffers.

McConnell wants a vote before his members head home to face their constituents over Congress' Fourth of July recess - maybe even before they have a chance to fully digest the bill, which would shake up an industry that comprises one-sixth of the USA economy and safeguards the health and well-being of more than 300 million Americans. That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age.

A Republican senator up for re-election next year just got some bad news about the Senate GOP health care bill.

The bill's rolling back of Medicaid expansion was key point of contention for Heller and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Trump will lead the effort to try to convince reluctant Republicans to support the bill. It would be politically hard for Heller to take a different stance on the measure from the popular Sandoval. Neither he nor fellow Arizona Sen.

The bill also repeals the tax mechanism that funded the Affordable Care Act's benefits, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy and health care industry.

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GOP Sens. Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia also expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts.

Heller's position potentially adds to the difficulties the GOP faces in changing the plan to secure votes from at least 50 of its 52 members. Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more. "While we are still waiting for final numbers, every indication is that the plan unveiled by Senate Republicans will be even more devastating".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has pledged to have a vote on the legislation before July 4. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years.

McConnell drafted the measure after spending weeks seeking middle ground between conservatives seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far. The House bill disregards the health care needs of low-income people.


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