Idahoans Protest Senate Health Care Bill Outside Senator Offices

Four conservative Senate Republicans - including onetime Trump presidential rivals Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas - said they could not support the plan because it looked too much like Obamacare.

Heller said it is a "lie" that the Senate Republican health care bill would lower premiums. If they were to vote "no", and if Democrats hold together and vote "no", the bill would fall two votes short of passing.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said the bill would take away health insurance for 400,000 Oregonians covered by the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid.

Colorado Democratic Party Chairwoman Morgan Carroll also released a statement criticizing Republicans for drafting the bill behind closed doors.

That could add Heller's name to Trump's call list.

"Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to our nation and now we must fulfill our duty to them", Trump said during a White House ceremony. Even President Trump - who is single-mindedly obsessed with repealing Obamacare - said that the new bill should be less "mean" than the AHCA.

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"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said at a press conference.

And even former President Barack Obama, long understood to be averse to re-entering the political fray, took to Facebook to speak out in defense of his signature legislative accomplishment and against the Senate's plan.

The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program.

Sen. Johnson is among a small group of Republican senators who announced their opposition to the bill after it was made public Thursday.

Trump, in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday morning, called the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people". And people with medical problems could game the system by enrolling only when they get sick.

"I think that they'll probably get there, we'll have to see", President Trump said.

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"He wants to bring the stakeholders to the table, have those conversations and we'll get back to you", said Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as quoted by Politico. A similar bill passed by the House has been panned by voters on both sides of the aisle, with polls showing about 8 in 10 people oppose the broad outlines of the G.O.P. plan.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, called the bill signing "a significant step to reform the VA with a renewed objective and ability to serve our veterans".

Senate bill: Tax credits primarily based on income, age and geography, but would cover a simpler plan.

Donald Trump's bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn't helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office.

Senate bill: Pre-existing conditions could not be used as a basis to deny coverage or raise premiums.

Hospitals do lose money serving Medicaid patients because the government reimbursement rates are lower than the actual cost of providing care.

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LINDA BLUMBERG: What you don't want to have is a situation where you're saying, we're going to have everybody, regardless of their health problems, come in and then have all of the healthy people exit the market because then the average cost of those who remain goes up really high.

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