Senate Republican health care bill is 'inhumane,' local leaders say

Some local Republicans agree that this specific bill may not be the right answer.

The surprising GOP holdout on the Senate's health bill: Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn reports: Ron Johnson stormed Washington in 2010 by railing against Obamacare, becoming one of the law's harshest and most persistent critics.

About 11 million people gained health care coverage under Obamacare's Medicaid expansion provisions. Dean Heller within hours of him on Friday opposing the GOP's ObamaCare overhaul bill previewed its attack Saturday on social media. The bill also rolls back on President Donald Trump's campaign promise that he would not make any cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security.

All sorts of groups are sounding the alarm over this one, including hospitals, insurers, and advocates for the poor, disabled and elderly, as well as a bipartisan assortment of governors with Gov. John Bel Edwards among its ranks. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and his colleagues are determined to get rid of it.

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The provision would address concerns over the bill's current lack of penalties for those who choose not to purchase insurance, and could be introduced as soon as Monday, according to the report. "As these changes occur, the American Health Association and the Healthcare Association of NYS are studying and analyzing it at every step, to ascertain changes, review its potential impact on this hospital and to determine how it will affect patients and their families". It could pass this bill, flaws and all, and then use the projected cost savings for a tax reform that doesn't just use, say, a small child tax credit as a fig leaf for huge upper-bracket tax cut, but that's actually organized around payroll tax cuts, refundable child tax credits, a larger earned-income tax credit, and other measures that would make up for the thinning of working-class insurance coverage with more cash in paychecks and bank accounts.

The Senate's new healthcare bill is 142 pages long and outlines Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (known, colloquially, as Obamacare). The Senate GOP plan would give states three years to adjust to a sizable loss of federal reimbursement for Medicaid expansion.

"We're going to pay for it one way or another; there are no free lunches", she said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"If they do to Medicaid what they're trying to do, it's not just a health care adverse outcome, we will be a different country, we'll be a different society, because we won't be taking care of people that most of us believe we should take care of", Casey told reporters in the Pennsylvania Capitol after he led a rally against the bill. The Senate bill also calls for a tighter cap on federal spending in Medicaid overall than the House bill did. The program is run by the states, which split the costs with the federal government roughly evenly.

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Singh also spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday and discussed with her the situation prevailing there. Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh said the Centre would send more forces "if required" to Darjeeling .

"I'm terrified I'm going to lose that insurance because there isn't a cure for multiple sclerosis", she said. To explain, insurers can not outright deny coverage to someone with a preexisting condition, but if states remove mandatory coverage for certain conditions or coverage options, the exponential increase in costs or premiums makes coverage prohibitive.

In short, Medicaid funding under the Senate bill would still increase, but at a slower rate, and with states carrying a heavier burden. The Senate bill would allow states to seek waivers of this provision, opening the door for insurers to offer less comprehensive policies.

In addition, it calls for extra federal funding to be awarded to states for addiction and mental health treatment, services covered by Medicaid.

"The thing we know about addiction is that having coverage does make a difference in terms of people's access and ultimate recovery", Evans said.

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All health insurance markets need healthy enrollees and sick enrollees to keep premiums affordable. For many, the program is so much more than health insurance: it's a lifeline.

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