“I don’t think it’s asking too much to say give us the time to fairly and critically analyze these numbers”, she continued. While somewhat different than the AHCA, the Senate’s proposal has received virtually the same chilly reception from lawmakers concerned about the millions of Americans the law will leave uninsured. He says initially the bill’s impact wouldn’t be severe.
The large loss of coverage and high costs projected in the CBO report released Monday drew swift condemnation from healthcare groups and Democrats, and even some Republican members expressed concern. Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who want money for treatment of opioid addiction. The CBO assessment of the House bill in May said that 14 million Americans would lose insurance by 2018, while a total of 23 million would lose insurance within a decade.
“The schedule may have changed a little bit”, said Sen.
The White House said the choice for the Senate is between failing Obamacare and a better Republican system.
Multiple news outlets have reported that the Senate GOP leadership plans to rewrite the bill over the July 4 weeklong recess and resubmit it to the CBO for a new score.
“We will not be on the bill this week, but we will still be working to get at least 50 people in a comfortable place”, he said earlier Tuesday at a news conference. Republicans revised the bill on Monday to add a penalty aimed at preventing people from only signing up for coverage once they are sick, which most experts predict would sink the insurance market. That so-called continuous coverage provision is meant to encourage more Americans to buy health insurance, and not wait to buy it until a medical need arises. Otherwise, the House could pass a new version and bounce it back to the Senate.
But the argument worked in favor of Republicans, helping them win the House in the 2010 midterm elections. After that, it would begin a three-year phaseout of the federal money that under the ACA has paid nearly the entire cost of adding 11 million Americans to the program’s rolls in 31 states. This CBO report should be the end of the road for Trumpcare. For Senate Republicans to avoid a Democratic filibuster, they have to pass this bill while they’re debating the budget.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat seen as a possible Flake challenger next year, said Monday the Senate bill “doesn’t make anyone healthier”. Heller himself raised the issue in the Tuesday White House meeting, Sen.
“I will say that I have so many fundamental problems with the bill that have been confirmed by the CBO report that it’s hard for me to see how any tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental and deep concerns about the impact of the bill”, Collins told reporters.
One of the exceptions in that case was U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, bluntly criticized Republican leaders for trying to “jam this thing through”.
“Despite being eligible for premium tax credits, few low-income people would purchase any plan”, the CBO said.
Politically, she has no incentive to ever vote for a health care bill like this. Susan Collins and Dean Heller and conservative Sens. “And it has been a challenge to him to learn how to interact with Congress”, she said. John Kasich of Ohio, Charlie Baker of MA, and Doug Ducey of Arizona have all expressed misgivings about the Senate’s GOP health care bill.
The CBO report says under the bill that 22 million people fewer would have insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare – one million less than the House bill’s figure – but the budget deficit would be reduced.