Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

On ABC's "This Week", Collins stated concerns about the cost of premiums and deductibles, the elimination of funding to Planned Parenthood, and what she terms Medicaid cuts. "'I'm anxious about poor people'".

The Senate Republican bill is a tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans; the top one-tenth of the one percent would receive thousands upon thousands of annual tax cuts while some individuals with disabilities lose coverage.

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. He said Democrats "are doing everything we can to fight this bill because it's so devastating for the middle class".

In addition to the five senators who have announced their outright opposition, several other GOP senators, both conservatives and moderates, have yet to commit to the new overhaul. Johnson said Friday that would be "way too early".

Clinton has been using Twitter to speak up against the health care bill over the past few days and her latest comments come as former President Barack Obama also took to social media to oppose the measure.

The Senate legislation would phase out extra federal money Nevada and 30 other states receive for expanding Medicaid to additional low earners.

"Certainly in Iowa, we've been impacted and affected by what the state has done", he said, "in terms of attempting to privatize the Medicaid program".

Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill
Trump said that each of the lawmakers would have a chance to negotiate a better deal. "And we'll see if we can take care of that". The House's version of the bill, which passed that chamber in May , is a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

In nearly the exact words used yesterday by Collins, Heller said he could not support any bill that took away health insurance from "tens of millions of people".

U.S. President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" among the parties that has stymied bipartisanship.

Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision. "It's going to be very hard to get me to 'yes, '" said Heller, viewed as the Senate Republican most at risk in the 2018 midterm election.

Schumer says Democrats have made clear they would be willing to work with Republicans to pass a Senate bill if they agree to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it. 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. "But we won't get one Democratic vote - not one".

Just hours after McConnell released the 142-page legislation on Thursday, four conservatives said they opposed it. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor". And if they can't be addressed, I won't. With at least seven senators either completely rejecting the bill or requiring changes before committing to vote for it, McConnell's got a huge task ahead of him this week. The Senate parliamentarian will make that decision.

With a third of the Senate coming up for re-election in 2018, many will have to weigh the state-wide implications before voting for the bill.

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