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GOP health plan fiasco a long-running drama

GOP health plan fiasco a long-running drama

"I'm unclear, having heard the president and read his tweets, exactly which bill he wants to pass and whether he is for just repealing, or repealing and replacing, whether he's for the Senate bill". The two pieces of legislation on the table are one option that would essentially just repeal much of the Affordable Care Act in the short term and give Congress a two-year delay period to try and find something to come up with to replace it with. Senators are expected to hold a procedural vote on Tuesday. On Thursday, the White House and GOP leaders looked for ways to win over senators.

Skeptical lawmakers may not want to go this route, because it could easily end with them getting pressured to vote for a bill unlike anything they've yet considered and one they may not be happy with.

The uncertainty surrounding potential upheaval of the nation's health care policy has trickled down to MI, where some industry experts say the lack of clarity is impacting how both consumers and providers are preparing for the future.

Trump made a fresh appeal to senators bused to the White House even as protests continued at Senate offices in the Capitol.

"The Obamacare law has failed", odd said. I am not going to own it.

"There's so many moving parts, I don't know what the motion will be a part of", said Sen.

"Make no mistake about it". "It's already failed. It's nearly a corpse, I think was his term, so we can't do nothing". Doing so, particularly the Planned Parenthood and abortion tax credit clauses, could cause some hardline conservative Republicans to back away from supporting the bill.

The failure - so far - of the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare is a lesson in the wages of political bad faith.

McConnell acknowledged as much earlier in the week, stating that the Senate would vote to simply repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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The repeal-only strategy, according to the CBO, would render an additional 17 million Americans uninsured in 2018.

"Senators have been elected to debate and amend, not simply take absolutist positions and expect everyone to come to them, If our members won't even let us debate our own bills on the floor, especially to accomplish something we've been promising for seven years, it's hard to understand why they are here", said one GOP aide who is close to the process.

Several moderate Democrats have recently expressed openness to reforming Obamacare in concert with Republicans, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, on Tuesday morning endorsed bipartisan cooperation to stabilize insurance markets.

The CBO said on Wednesday that 32 million more Americans would lose their insurance coverage by 2026 under a bill that would repeal much of Obamacare without a replacement.

To appreciate the scope of the Republicans' mess on health care, consider this quote from a high-profile GOP senator - who happens to support his party's regressive plans.

Yet for all the determined rhetoric Wednesday, the basic divisions haven't changed in the Senate, where conservatives like Rand Paul of Kentucky want legislation that fully repeals the Obama law while moderates like Susan Collins of ME want something incompatible with that, a more generous bill that provides for Americans including those who gained Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats, who stand in united opposition to the Republican efforts and revelled in this week's deadlock, told Republicans to abandon their healthcare efforts as they appeared no closer to reconciling policy differences. She ended up receiving a standing ovation for her stance on health care.

The Senate is slated to vote on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system early next week.

"It could have been used on a tax package that has been delayed up until now", Reynolds said.


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