GOP senators oppose health care bill as written


Hospital groups came out against the bill on Thursday. "We have four very good people, and it's not that they're opposed".

Then he criticizes two prominent Democratic senators.

Trump says he believes his majority party is "going to get there". "The level of hostility".

Trump said Warren is "highly overrated" as a voice for the liberal "resistance", and that she loses credibility by consistently displaying "anger and hostility" in public forums. "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party", she tweeted.

He becomes the fifth GOP senator to say he will not back the bill as it is now written, and the first in Senate Republicans' so-called moderate wing.

The president, who said he wanted the Senate bill to have more heart, predicted eventual success. "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out".

But some of the changes made in the Senate version of the bill are unlikely to fly with conservative members of the House, especially the House Freedom Caucus. "This is not the best possible bill", said Sen.

"And honestly, nobody can be totally happy", Trump said.

All appear ready to negotiate changes before the expected vote ahead of the week-long congressional recess around the July 4th holiday celebrating the U.S.'s 18th century independence from England.

Now he's facing his next challenge - persuading enough Republicans to back the measure.

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McConnell released the bill Thursday after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far. "They're not addressing the root cause".

Raising or eliminating contribution limits on tax-advantaged accounts disproportionately benefits the highest-income Americans because they're in the best position to sock away more money. "It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week".

As we know, the bill was written behind closed doors by Senate Republicans and many Americans, including Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said there is "a sense of urgency" to push forward but acknowledged the outcome is "going to be close". "That's the kind of thing we're trying to fix".

"The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill", Obama wrote on his Facebook page. "What the Republicans are doing are just washing their hands of Medicaid, sending it back to the states and saying, basically, it's your problem, state government".

AARP is already on record against the Senate bill, citing what it calls an "age tax" as well as cuts to Medicaid. Most people who use Medicaid are pretty thrilled with it because, in a shocking turn of events, people really enjoy having affordable effective health insurance.

Yet, for all that, I have not closed the door on voting for some version of it in the end. "And now the Senate doubling down on that I think means, it's extra mean". Famous last words, right?

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised. Because, the alternative is the dead carcass of ObamaCare", he said.

Schumer said Democrats have been clear they will cooperate with Republicans if they agree to drop a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and instead work to improve it.

Said Greg Valliere, the chief strategist at Horizon Investments: "Odds of enactment are still below below 50%, but the horse trading has just begun as this drama intensifies".