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Schumer warns against latest Obamacare repeal proposal

19 September 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., has spoken positively about the bill, as has Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

The bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates for health insurance. A huge majority of voters, nearly 2-1, consider it a good thing that previous attempts at repealing and replacing Obamacare failed.

On Sunday, McCain repeated his view that a health plan needs to go through the committee process and gain bipartisan support - both of which are unlikely with the clock ticking and Democrats united against an Obamacare replacement. Still, the governor would not officially endorse the plan, which must pass the Senate by September 30 if Republicans want to advance the measure without any Democratic support. They'll reshuffle it back the other way. This legislation would force millions off their health insurance plans and would even let insurance raise your rates if you get sick, even if your plan isn't up for renewal yet.

Negotiations were continuing on a separate bipartisan Senate effort to fix Obamacare without repealing it, with the differences narrowing between the two sides, a spokeswoman for Democratic Senator Patty Murray said.

Remember that time like two months ago when Maverick McCain cast a decisive vote to defeat the heinous "skinny repeal" of the ACA, which was actually the least heinous of the GOP's healthcare plans that month, all of which would have thrown millions of Americans off insurance and made it harder for those with pre-existing conditions to get care?

The money for the block grants would come from what the federal government now spends on the ACA. The usual vehicle for proposing a gradual federal drawdown of Medicaid has been a "block grant", which offers states reduced federal funding in exchange for greater (or total) flexibility in running the program.

How much will Medicaid be cut? And it goes further by slashing funding to states for marketplace tax credits and cost-sharing reductions on the way to zeroing them out completely after 2026.

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"We are two votes short", Graham said in a weekend interview with Breitbart News.

Republican senators from Medicaid expansion states, including Rob Portman of OH and Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia, are among those who say they're still reviewing the legislation.

SoMcMaster, facing re-election and multiple primary challengers next year, would be faced with guiding the transition into a new health care system that is likely to be controversial and take time to work out inevitable kinks - and could end up not being as beneficial to the state as proponents have sold it. This is not about repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is holding a series of private party meetings this week to gauge support for the bill, according to an article from Politico.

Graham and Cassidy say that Pence has been telephoning Republican senators and governors.

President Donald Trump issued a statement last week calling Obamacare a "nightmare for the many Americans who have been devastated by its skyrocketing healthcare premiums and deductibles and canceled or shrinking plans".

McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo said the senator is continuing to "review" the text Cassidy introduced last week.

Schumer warns against latest Obamacare repeal proposal