Nevada Republican Senator Wavers On Health Care Bill

Nevada Republican Senator Wavers On Health Care Bill

"We're anxious about the burden it creates for the states", Kristine Grow, spokeswoman at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said on Friday.

Nevada Republican Dean Heller didn't mince words about the GOP's new health care bill in the Senate: "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes".

"I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill", Trump tweeted, seeking to give the effort a boost.

The Senate could vote as early as this week on the health care bill. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years, and failure would be a shattering defeat for the GOP.

But Republicans only hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate, with all Democrats expected to vote against the Republican proposal. They say the GOP plan would mean fewer people with coverage and higher costs for many.

"No argument against Trumpcare is more eloquent than the grave consequences it means in people's lives", she wrote colleagues.

Sen. Sanders meanwhile is now on a tour across multiple states to rally opposition to the bill.

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On Thursday, four of the Senate's most conservative members said the new plan failed to rein in the federal government's role. Paul, Lee, Cruz, and Johnson made it abundantly clear in their statement that they are "open to negotiating", suggesting their support can be bought with the right concessions.

Mr Obama said that though repealing and replacing Obamacare has become a core issue for Republicans, "we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course".

When asked what it would take to get some Senate Democrats on board with the plan, Durbin said to take repeal off the table. "We'll have to see".

"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.

He reiterated to Politico in an interview that his opposition at this point is "not a bluff". "It's so devastating to the middle class", he said on ABC, putting the Republicans' chances of passing the current bill at "50-50". Under the House bill, 14 million people would lose Medicaid coverage over 10 years.

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