Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday morning released a draft of their secretive Obamacare replacement bill, called the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017". The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals.

Last month, the House passed their version of the bill, which would strip health care from 24 million people, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

"This bill that's now in front of the United States Senate is not the answer", Heller, a moderate who is up for re-election in 2018, said at a news conference in Las Vegas.

"We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates".

Though the Senate GOP's bill repeals the individual mandate, the legislation maintains numerous ACA tax credits that have helped people buy insurance.

McConnell wants the bill passed next week, still with no public hearings or opportunities for health care experts or advocates to have a say. "That, in turn, will make the risk pool much healthier, which will also lower premiums". It would erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped Obama's law expand coverage by roughly 20 million Americans.

Tammy Baldwin, said Sunday on WISN's "Upfront with Mike Gousha" that many Wisconsinites with health issues are telling her they're "panicked" by the proposed GOP health care changes. "Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan", the president wrote early Saturday morning.

In a Twitter comment Saturday, Trump voiced optimism about passage of the Republican plan, saying, "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!"

States will be allowed to seek waivers from certain Obamacare requirements. Heller said he thought the bill would harm the elderly, the disabled and people battling substance abuse, adding that he is "not confident" it will lower costs for consumers. "Seniors can be charged at least five times more for their health care coverage".

Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.

- Gives each state a fixed amount of Medicaid funding, forcing states to make cuts when money runs out.

Menendez held a news conference at Newark Community Health Centers where 53 percent of patients are on Medicaid.

Medicaid - the program created to help poor Americans get healthcare - will stop being expanded by 2021, meaning millions of them will not be able to access treatment.

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