Senate health care bill would triple Oregon's uninsured rate, report finds

Cheryl Sanders
June 29, 2017

It also would not affect those 65 and older who are eligible for government benefits under Medicare.

The Senate's plan, like the one passed by the House of Representatives in May, calls for the dismantling of numerous provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare law also known as Obamacare, and would cut funding to the Medicaid program.

Jodi Long is director for treatment and recovery at the Montgomery County Department of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.

"Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject", Trump said in February as Republicans struggled in their attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Medical costs tend to rise more quickly than inflation, but the Senate bill is designed so that increases in the cost of health care will eventually outpace annual increases in Medicaid.

While the District has no representation in the Senate, Del.


Protesters, including a doctor from Baltimore and a woman in a wheelchair were arrested Wednesday at the Russell Senate Office Building, while protesting against the Republican Senate Healthcare Bill.

The CBO estimated that there would be 15 million fewer Medicaid beneficiaries under the GOP plan by 2026 than under existing law. As one protester was dragged away by security, she could be heard shouting "please don't let me die!"

As his Republican Party seeks to revamp a health care reform bill that was dead on arrival in the Senate, President Donald Trump admitted today that making good on his campaign pledge to overhaul Obamacare is no easy task.

For individuals, Republicans leaders want to lower overall tax rates and make up the lost revenue by eliminating some popular tax breaks, including the federal deduction for state and local taxes, a proposal opposed by Democrats and some Republicans in states like New York, New Jersey and California.

There are 52 Republican senators, and McConnell needs 50 "yes" votes to move the bill through the Senate.

But even with that fund of resources, it is not clear McConnell will be able to satisfactorily improve the legislation, which now threatens to cut 22 million Americans off health insurance.


After the House passed a health care bill in early May, Republicans went to work drafting their own version behind closed doors.

"We [want to] address the issue of ensuring lower-income citizens are in a position to buy plans that are actually provide them appropriate healthcare", Corker said.

What has been billed as a health care reform bill really amounts thus far to "a Medicaid reform plan", Sasse said, accomplishing less than he would like to see done.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate signed off on the $65 billion spending plan Wednesday, sending it to Gov. John Kasich.

"I think this has the chance to be a great health-care at a reasonable cost".


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