Could The Health Care Vote Cost Republicans The House Majority?

Monday, 08 May, 2017

When the House passed the American Health Care Act by a slim margin on Thursday, Republican lawmakers made their way to the White House for a celebration.

The House of Representatives recently passed the Trump-backed American Health Care Act, 217-213. But experts say the bill, as written, probably won't do that in Texas.

In addition, Sen. Rob Portman of OH has said that he would not support the AHCA in its current form.

The decision will delay the prospect of any repeal bill reaching President Donald J. Trump's desk. But it said the fact that the House had to wait until the Senate wrote its own version of the bill raised the odds that the Trump administration would be unable to push through tax reform this year.

The bill as passed by the House moves in the opposite direction, but Mr. Trump presented it differently. "I want them to, I'm anxious to see what they are going to do with finishing the job that we started". "If you get the job done, he looks a little differently on the other side". The bill bans federal money from being used at reproductive health facilities that also provide abortions. If health care becomes a commodity for the luckiest among us, the deaths will dwarf those our nation endured on 9/11.

In March, Portman joined three other GOP senators in opposing Medicaid cuts in an early version of the House legislation. People who rely exclusively on Medicaid for health services would no longer have access to those services, and without the hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding per year, Planned Parenthood would likely have to cease or drastically reduce assistance at locations nationwide.

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But neither the government nor the rebels were direct signatories to the deal, and the opposition's reaction was lukewarm. Russian Federation will continue to fly over the areas but will refrain from conducting air raids.

Don Stewart, a senior aide to McConnell, said critics were getting "hung up on process" while ignoring the problems of Obamacare such as higher costs and limited choices. "Obamacare didn't achieve that". Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. He chairs the Senate health committee.

The bill establishes a fund to help states create high-risk pools to cover people with costly health conditions who are priced out of the individual insurance marketplace. "We're going to go to work on it".

No Democrats voted for the bill and 20 Republicans voted against it, including five from NY and New Jersey.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who chairs the conservative Freedom Caucus that has sought to pull the bill to the right, said he's already talked to more than a dozen senators about the bill, including Sen. "But basically we're writing our own bill", Sen. "This has brought the Republican Party together". "I think I'm falling on a political sword on this one", she told the president. Maher said, in effect, that they were telling Jimmy Kimmel's baby to "go screw yourself". For instance, the Senate's rules-keeper can't review the legislation until the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) submits its cost estimate, which could take weeks, the newspaper said.

There are already competing Republican health care plans in the Senate that reflect the split. Collins' absence from the working group is particularly surprising, since the ME senator has taken a leading role in crafting one of the few fully fleshed-out alternative proposals to the House's bill. The House measure included an $800 billion-plus cut to Medicaid. Using reconciliation also means the bill's provisions must be limited to tax and spending changes. Senators have been meeting in small groups and discussing possible amendments.

All that said, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act is in trouble and needs to be fixed. "Though I'm not surprised - they also voted on an Obama replacement without knowing the cost".