Health Care

McCaskill uses facts to slam Senate Republicans' health care process

McCaskill uses facts to slam Senate Republicans' health care process

On Tuesday, the Senate Budget Committee chair announced that the Senate parliamentarian would allow the bill to be considered under reconciliation, a process that would avoid a Democratic filibuster.

There are 20 Republican senators who represent states that accepted an influx of federal cash to expand Medicaid to their poorest residents, so they're seeking a soft landing.

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill blasted the Republican Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Thursday, charging Republicans with working to secretly draft and pass their ObamaCare repeal bill.

The aide said this is the natural point the chamber was bound to get to.

"I'm looking for more vision from this budget", Cooper said.

The House has already passed a repeal-and-replacement plan that calls for major spending cuts in the law.

President Trump may have to wait longer than he prefers to repeal Obamacare.

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Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) said Republicans have whittled their options down to about "five" different plans. Bill Cassidy, R-La. "That's the first thing we have to do with those with pre-existing (conditions) and that's a big thing - a first thing and a big thing". "No one wants to be here for a special session", said Rep. Gene Reynolds, the leader of the House Democrats and an opponent of the budget offer from House GOP leaders. Indeed, one of those senators, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, said on Monday that she won't commit to a bill that phases out the expansion, per Politico.

"I think they're still having this conversation with the parliamentarian, but I think everybody - and I think wisely so - is sort of gaming out how we deal with all these various issues", Sen.

Signs of intraparty strain emerged Tuesday after Sen.

While Republican Senate leaders tried to publicly project optimism, they repeatedly ducked when pressed about a possible timeline and refused to discuss any specifics of the bill they're drafting behind closed doors.

"Without true competition and choice in the market, we will never be able to lower health care costs for families and small businesses", Sen.

"What we've been told so far, states would have the ability, a lot more power than they do under Obamacare, to shape their future, and I think we've gotta return the power to the states", Cassidy said, seemingly referring to a proposal to set per-capita limits on Medicaid, which would push states to put tougher restrictions on who's eligible for that program.

"We have no idea what's being proposed", McCaskill said in an emotional response.

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But a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican quickly refuted that, saying that Paul "remains optimistic the bill can be improved in the days ahead and is keeping an open mind". Slowing the phaseout of Medicaid expansion would cost more, though it would give low-income Americans and states more time to adjust.

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said the Senate was "getting there, but it still needs to work for me".

"We're stuck", Graham told reporters.

Pressed to elaborate, a spokesperson said: "Senator Murkowski has been hearing from people all over the state, including hospitals, providers, disability advocates, and the State legislature that it has been a large net positive for Alaska".

There could be a vote in the Senate on healthcare in "July sometime", he said.

One senior GOP aide said legislative text is not expected this week. Senators are also concerned about the alarming number of Americans projected to lose coverage under the House passed bill, and are developing a plan that would provide more generous tax subsidies for purchasing coverage. "Now's the time to start coming up with some tangible alternatives and building consensus", Cornyn said on Monday night.

London fire: Police release images of devastating tower inferno
UK Chancellor Philip Hammond today indicated that flammable material suspected to have been used was most likely banned in the UK. Cundy promised an "exhaustive investigation" into the tragedy and said "my heart goes out to those affected".


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