Sen. Susan Collins Comes Out Against Health Care Bill

Baker has argued that the Senate GOP health care bill could have a cumulative negative impact of more than $8.2 billion on MA by 2025 and kick 264,000 state residents off their health coverage.

The delay comes after at least five Republican senators have publicly opposed the bill since its introduction last week, including Sen. His spokesman Conn Carroll said Tuesday that Lee would not vote for the crucial vote to commence debate on the bill "as it is now written", a roll call that's expected Wednesday.

Nevada Senator Dean Heller, another moderate Republican, who faces re-election next year, said on Friday he would vote no.

Still, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters, "I would not bet against Mitch McConnell". Otherwise, the House could pass a new version and bounce it back to the Senate. Some House members are having heartburn about what might be - or not be - in the Senate bill.

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The other pitfall for House leaders is process. Charlie Baker for pushing back against the Senate health care bill, saying he "wisely has pointed out that this proposal would cut billions of dollars from health care in MA". That is why concerned citizens must make it known that the politics of this atrocious legislation are every bit as hazardous for the Republican Party as the underlying policies would be for the health of the nation.

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: " Preliminary analysis of the Senate bill released today shows the proposal could greatly harm millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease". "And we can have a debate about how we want to fund health insurance for low-income people. but you should have a debate about that, and weigh the relative merits of that". Asked if the legislation could ever attract enough support, she said, "I don't know". Right now they lack enough support given their razor-thin majority in the Senate. "It's going to be harder to get to 50, not easier". The law imposed a series of tax increases mainly targeted high-income families.

Another seven million would lose coverage over the next decade, it predicted. So where do they think these coverage reductions are coming from? "In its current form, the bill hasn't changed my vote", he said. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) told activists on a Monday night call organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. But the changes he wants seem unlikely to be included, or would risk losing too many moderates if they were added to the bill, because they would further reduce benefits from the federal government. President Donald Trump has called the House bill "mean" and prodded senators to produce a package with more "heart".

One frequent critic of Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R) SC. Graham also has said that waiting until after next week's recess is not likely to make it any easier to pass a bill.

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The White House led criticism of the CBO report on Monday, assailing its ability to estimate effects on coverage.

"We're still talking to a few who have concerns", Cornyn said. "We can always complain about the nature of the score". That's when congressional Republicans figure they have to get this legislation out of the way once and for all so that they can clear the decks for an even bigger priority: a budget resolution for fiscal year 2018 that will set up a non-filibusterable vote on the upper-end tax cuts the GOP has been planning from the moment it became clear they would control both the White House and Congress this year. Republicans often note that millions of Americans have opted to pay fines in lieu of signing up for coverage under the ACA.

Senate Republicans are scheduled to have their weekly policy lunch on Tuesday, where Vice President Mike Pence will be in the room.

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