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


"Throwing more money at insurers won't fix the lack of consumer-driven competition, combined with government mandates that artificially drive up the cost of care and insurance", he wrote. McConnell is working to get other Republican holdouts to back the health-care bill for a possible vote next week, as he begins to separate those who can be won over with modest changes and those who may have unbridgeable concerns. "They're not addressing the root cause".

Over the weekend, senators and their aides were poring over the bill, drafting possible amendments, preparing speeches, and compiling personal stories from constituents who they portrayed as either beneficiaries or victims of the Affordable Care Act.

On Thursday, Obama ripped the Senate's version for its "fundamental meanness". "You have to have a policy to get your people healthier, gets them in a productive work force if you will and we're going to do that by intervening", West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said.

"I would like to delay the thing", Sen.

Dick Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, on Sunday characterized the GOP-led chamber's ObamaCare overhaul bill as a tax cut for the wealthy, not health care reform.

I hope I never have to write about Lie Four, which would be Republican senators who surely know better - including Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Flake, Shelley Moore Capito and Rob Portman - justifying their votes for this monstrosity by claiming that it's the best they could do. "We could well be in all night a couple of nights". Much of the nation's $3 trillion health care industry opposes the bill. Under questioning by Stephanopoulos, Collins did not say whether the Planned Parenthood funding would make or break her decision on the health care bill.

In a Twitter comment Saturday, Trump voiced optimism about passage of the Republican plan, saying, "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!"

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Trump toned down the Fox News reporter's question, saying, "I don't see him leading it". They fight each other, they - the level of hostility - and, by the way, this isn't just Trump. Senator Orrin Hatch's staff responded to Sanders' tweet shortly after, dismissing the former presidential hopeful's criticism as partisan hyperbole. "I call her Pocahontas and that's an insult to Pocahontas". "There's no way the Republican bill brings down premiums". Considerably more generous than the house.

So far, five Republican senators have come out against the measure. At the same time, Democrats say, he has striking liabilities. "We have ideas. You have ideas", said Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat.

Republicans view the law, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, as a costly government intrusion and say individual insurance markets created by it are collapsing. The push also shows the danger of whenever government tries to do something too quickly or too slowly: the rushed through plan is either so bad it never gets a vote, while the one which is slowly put together normally bogs down in the details.

And the Democratic wall of opposition is backed by less partisan voices. As an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer, I urge Sen. "Don't take away our coverage".

The Senate bill has faced significant blowback from Democrats as well as some Republicans.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, now in the center of a national debate about a U.S. Senate bill to remake the American health care system, on Sunday urged fellow Senate Republicans to slow the blistering pace at which some want to reach a vote on the measure.

The legislation would phase out extra federal money that more than 30 states receive for expanding Medicaid to additional low-income earners.