Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

Henrietta Brewer
June 23, 2017

But these narrower plans could also cost more for some people, especially older Americans.

"I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party", Obama wrote in a Facebook post.

Four Republican senators say they can not vote for the party's plan to replace the law commonly known as Obamacare, but not because it's too tough.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) (C) with Sen.

Four Republicans quickly came out in opposition - Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson and Rand Paul. He later tweeted: "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill". Look forward to making it really special!


Former President Barack Obama was more than skeptical. The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release an analysis of the bill early next week. The AHCA would leave 23 million people without health coverage and slash Medicaid's budget by $834 billion over 10 years, the CBO found. Dean Heller and Susan Collins have also withheld support.

A small group of Republican senators has written the bill in secret in recent weeks, with many Americans and even some fellow Republicans eagerly awaiting details about what's in it.

"It's been demeaning for the people who hired him to do his job", said Lizzie Anderson, one of the demonstrators who say they are sending a message to Toomey, camping outside his office on Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh overnight. Cory Gardner 'Thursday, June 22, 2017 in downtown Colorado Springs.

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said he has "concerns about what the changes to Medicaid may mean to those with disabilities" and to rural hospitals in his home state. But he said it was time to act.

"We'll hopefully get something done and it will be something with heart and very meaningful", he said. The GOP hopes to have the full Senate vote on it sometime next week. Conservative health-care journalist Philip Klein (and bitter Obamacare opponent) has a different perspective: He considers the bill more of a "rescue" than a repeal. It's about the character of our country - who we are, and who we aspire to be.


For those who believe the government is too involved in health care, the Senate bill stands as an overdue course correction. McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. California went "all in" on the Medicaid expansion, said Shannon McConville, a research associate at the Public Policy Institute of California.

The Senate also backs away from some last minute House concessions to conservatives that would have allowed states to opt out of several protections for those with pre-existing conditions, but insurers would not be allowed to charge higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. It repeals Obamacare's cap on executive compensation at insurance companies, allowing CEOs to extract larger rents from our health-care system. The way the size of those credits is determined would also change, and according to Bagley, it would change in such a way that people would get less health care for their buck.

In his signature fashion, he lauded his efforts thus far.

Repealing those taxes, as the Tax Policy Center reported in May (regarding the AHCA), would overwhelmingly benefit higher-income Americans. There's never been a major bill that has polled this badly as it reached the Senate floor. That's slower than the House bill does.

Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is calling the GOP Senate bill a bad bill. The House bill called for creating tax credits based largely on age, but adding abortion restrictions to these credits could have run afoul of Senate rules governing the bill. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill reveale. The previous version of the bill passed in the House ended the expansion in 2020, which earned criticism from some moderates who said the time frame wasn't fair to enrollees. However, the four senators do appear open to negotiations and amendments that could turn their "no" to a "yes". "And that part I think everybody should be able to support".


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