Only 17% of Americans support Senate's GOP health care bill, poll shows

29 June, 2017, 15:31 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell of Ky. left and Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn R Texas speak with the media after they and other Senate Republicans had a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House

Most wore grim expressions. He's really subcontracted out the policymaking process to Republicans on Capitol Hill.

"It's a big complicated subject, we've got a lot of discussions going on, and we're still optimistic we're going to get there", McConnell told reporters after the lunch.

But adjustments to placate conservatives, who want the legislation to be more stringent, only push away moderates who think its current limits - on Medicaid for example - are too strong.

Following the withdrawal of support by some GOP senators for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate postponed voting on it after the July 4 recess. No Senate Democrats have voiced their support for the measure.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announced the delay Tuesday after it became clear the votes weren't there to advance the legislation past key procedural hurdles.

If Collins and Murkowski hold strong on the Planned Parenthood funding, it's hard to see how McConnell and company ever lock down their two votes to pass this thing, even after the holiday. "There would have to be a major overhaul of the bill ... to win my support", Sen.

The bill drew criticism from Republican moderates anxious about millions of people losing their medical insurance and sharp cuts to the Medicaid government healthcare program for the poor, and from conservatives unhappy it did not do enough to erase the 2010 Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare. A few other Republican senators feel similarly.

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But the Republicans' own divisions are what has stymied them. Experts say that $183 billion is needed for addiction treatment over the next decade to help stem the drug overdoses that killed 60,000 Americans in 2016. Heller himself raised the issue in the Tuesday White House meeting, Sen.

"That's the outcome we're all hoping to prevent", she said.

The ad was pulled Tuesday evening.

Go to regular order, have committee hearings, allow amendments and go back to the idea that you need 60 votes, a bipartisan majority to pass a bill.

"I want the Senate to pass a heath care bill because Obamacare is crushing Wisconsin families". And he was trying to satisfy concerns from different factions - conservatives like Rand Paul or Mike Lee who were unhappy that the bill actually didn't repeal Obamacare altogether. There may also be some more money dedicated to Medicaid and opioid addiction to attract moderate Republicans, but that would not be enough to shore up the deep cuts to Medicaid.

The poll was conducted before a Congressional Budget Office report came out which found that the bill would leave 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026 and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion.

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, a physician, said he had a constituent visit his office this morning complaining she and her husband pay twice as much for their policies now, with $6,500 deductibles, than they did before Obamacare.


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