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Published: Wed, September 27, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Obamacare repeal in US Senate collapses as Republicans falter

Obamacare repeal in US Senate collapses as Republicans falter

He said nothing about whether he would bring the repeal bill to a vote, leaving open the option of letting the measure simply die if more firm votes for it can not be nailed down. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), could come this week, perhaps Wednesday, although a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not confirm a timeline to the New York Times.

One main complaint by opponents of the bill is that it would mean sweeping cuts in funding to Medicaid.

"I don't need a lecture from anybody about health care", Graham told the panel's Democrats.

"There is a lot of special treatment for Alaska", said Timothy Jost, professor emeritus at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Here is a copy of the bill for you to review if you wish.

The GOP bill would have fundamentally overhauled Medicaid from an open-ended federal guarantee to a system that caps funds to the states but would have given them more flexibility on how they spent those dollars.

"We should keep working until we get to yes", Cruz said. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) asked Cassidy during the only hearing from the bill whether there was a definition of "adequate and affordable in this bill".

The bill also makes big changes to the traditional Medicaid program.

Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended their proposed bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, where they sparred with Democratic senators.

Collins announced her decision shortly after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said "millions" of Americans would lose coverage under the bill and projected it would impose $1 trillion in Medicaid cuts through 2026. It started late due to a protest.

Capitol Police made a total of 181 arrests, including 15 in the hearing room, according to some reports.

More than any specific facet of the bill, the most striking aspects of the undertaking have been the utter cynicism and recklessness with which the bill's sponsors have proceeded.

But there's more than money at stake.

In these states, more young and healthy individuals would likely purchase health insurance, but for some people-likely the less healthy-"premiums would be a very large share of their income".

And Collins says the legislation would likely drive up insurance premiums for millions of people and weaken protections.

About 30 people were waiting to talk to her.

Brooklynite and President of the NYS Nurses Association, Judith Cutchins, was quick to note the impact the bill would have on minority neighborhoods.

"I think we are going to have to have a meeting of our conference tomorrow at noon so we can sort of see where everybody is on this before there will be any news", Sen.

Brown said Murkowski reassured him.

States that haven't set up their own exchanges "would have to enact legislation and create a new administrative infrastructure", the CBO said.

Senator Collins, one of three Republican senators who opposed the last repeal attempt in July, described the latest plan as "deeply flawed". That's unlikely with three Republicans now opposed to the bill.

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