Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

Charles Dharapak  AP

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday he will not vote for the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill as now written.

The Senate proposal would significantly shrink spending on the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, cut taxes on higher earners and the medical industry, let insurers provide fewer benefits and offer less generous subsidies for coverage than former President Barack Obama's law.

Like Obamacare, this bill has no bipartisan support, although some Republicans say they're open to negotiation.

He pulled out the Senate Republican bill.

Healthcare stocks closed down 0.1 percent on Friday, clawing back some losses after the sector dropped sharply late in the session on Heller's announcement.

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Hoff, who studies healthcare implementation, noted that the Senate measure is a "bit softer" than the House bill. "After the 2020 drawback of Medicaid expansion, what this bill does in the out years, is it establishes a Medicare reimbursement rate for the states that's pegged to inflation". Under the House bill, tax credits would be based primarily on age.

A vote on the bill could come next week. But he said "it's going to be very hard to get me to a "yes" on the bill. "And I think the Senate wanted it that way".

Democrats have blasted the Senate bill, with some calling it "meaner".

The Congressional Budget Office has yet to release estimates on the Senate health care bill. Then, if he sticks to his timetable, Sen. "Nobody has fought harder against ObamaCare in the Senate than I have, but we have to actually have legislation that fixes the underlying problem".

Last month, a version of Trumpcare that would strip health care from 23 million people passed the House.

US Senate Republicans have unveiled a revamped healthcare plan aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, but a revolt within their ranks put the Bill in instant jeopardy.

According to the experts, it wouldn't be surprising if the bill were to fail.

McConnell is pretty good at herding cats, but these particular cats best not stray too far unless they want to leave ObamaCare completely intact, despite years of GOP promises to end it.

Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. And policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandate, so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford; will repeal the employer mandate, so Americans no longer see their hours and take-home pay cut by employers because of it.

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