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Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans

Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans

Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider the "Better Care Reconciliation Act", (BCRA), its version of legislation to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "Obamacare" or the ACA).

Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision.

In addition to the surtax on wages, high-income earners making more than $200,000 ($250,000 if married filing jointly) are subject to a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on a portion of their investment income, which is determined by formula.

Besides the five who've announced outright opposition, several other GOP senators - conservatives and moderates - have declined to commit to the new overhaul. And like the House bill, the Senate's legislation rolls back the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, which helped give insurance to more than 11 million people.

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Medicaid coverage is a huge issue for moderates and senators from expansion states. He says the idea that the bill would lower health care premiums is a "lie".

Heller said it is a "lie" that the Senate Republican health care bill would lower premiums. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the centrist has some misgivings about the bills as well.

Clinton's post reflects a column the Center for American Progress, a liberal advocacy group, and Harvard researchers that suggest about 18,000 to 28,000 preventable deaths may occur by 2026 if this new policy causes people to lose healthcare coverage. This is a bill that would end Medicaid as we know it, rolling back Medicaid expansion, cutting federal support for the program even more than the House bill, which cut Medicaid by $800 billion. John McCain, were very vocal about their disapproval of the secretive measures of fellow Senate Republicans on this.

"The working poor, disabled and elderly appear to shoulder the burden in this latest version of Congress' health care rewrite", Edwards said in a statement.

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"It shifts the cost from healthy people to sick people, it shifts the cost from younger people to older people, there's a lot of cost-shifting going on but not cost-reduction, and that's the problem", he said.

"I have to start off by, I guess, first congratulating all of the millionaires on the incredible gift that they are about to get".

"We can not support the current bill". Like the House bill, the Senate measure would put the entire Medicaid program on a diet, ending the open-ended entitlement that now exists. There is uncertainty over whether abortion-related provisions will meet Senate rules, but those provisions could be included in another Senate bill. Most GOP senators were keeping a low profile ahead of that report, perhaps holding out hope that the increase in the ranks of the uninsured wouldn't compare to the 23 million figure CBO attached to the TrumpCare bill that squeaked through the House. The budget office has said it will release that assessment early next week.

As lawmakers made speeches about the legislation on the Senate floor, a protest erupted outside McConnell's personal office, with many people in wheelchairs blocking a hallway, holding signs and chanting: "No cuts to Medicaid". "So, we have 142 pages to go through", she said. Only 13 percent said it would improve the quality of healthcare.

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