“That’s the kind of thing we’re trying to fix”. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. “No way”, Johnson said.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday made some bold pledges about the GOP health care plan – it would bring down premiums and individuals would not lose coverage. “It’s so easy, but we won’t get one Democrat vote. if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn’t get a vote and that’s a bad thing. their theme is resist”. In addition, Susan Collins (R-ME) expressed reservations Thursday, and on Sunday said it would be “extremely difficult” for McConnell to “come up with a bill this week” that both she and Sen. He criticized the measure for increasing federal spending on subsidies for people buying coverage and not eliminating enough of Obama’s regulations on insurers, including protections for consumers with pre-existing medical conditions.
White House Counsel Kellyanne Conway, appearing on ABC’s “This Week”, dismissed the notion that the bill did not have enough support to pass, saying Trump “is prepared to have a conversation and discussion, and a negotiation with those senators and others” to ensure the bill passes.
Johnson, on NBC’s “Meet the Press, ” urged McConnell not to “rush” a vote through the Senate, saying Americans needed time to review the 142-page proposal.
Moderates are anxious their party’s approach to healthcare would kick too many people off their insurance plans after Obamacare expanded coverage to millions of Americans since it was enacted seven years ago.
House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi told CBS This Morning on Monday: “We do know that many more people – millions, hundreds of thousands – of people will die if this bill passes”.
Collins, who also opposes proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood, said she was awaiting the CBO analysis before taking a final position.
She also pushed back on the White House’s line that the bill would not result in Medicaid cuts.
“I don’t think he’s leading it”.
The Senate bill resembles legislation the House approved last month that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said would mean 23 million additional uninsured people within a decade and that recent polling shows is viewed favorably by only around 1 in 4 Americans.
Addressing reporters Sunday, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said passing a health care bill won’t get any easier if Republican leaders delay a Senate vote on the GOP health care plan. Sen. “He wants to continue to push it forward”. It would also slap annual spending caps on the overall Medicaid program, which since its inception in 1965 has provided states with unlimited money to cover eligible costs. They fight each other.
“There really isn’t a reason for those four conservative Republicans not to figure out a way to get to yes”, said the ex-Pennsylvania senator and conservative standard-bearer on CNN’s “State of the Union“.