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The Senate GOP's health-care bill is a liberal's caricature of conservatism

Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers including one who call Senate Delays Health Care Vote Until After August Recess
Sammy Stanley | 29 June, 2017, 07:30

Questions relating to how congressional Republicans are handling the issue of health care, the plan proposed by Senate Republicans, and whom should be blamed if Congress does not repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were fielded from June 22-25, 2017 with 939 adults and 769 registered voters.

State governors, meanwhile, also were weighing in, noting that individual states would assume more health care costs for their residents under the Republican plan.

The bill would allow states to waive the federal mandate regarding which conditions are covered, meaning that many conditions may no longer be covered so, in reality, those now insured may be unable to get policies that would actually help them.

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi warned that "hundreds of thousands" of Americans would die if the bill passed.

It joins a Democratic-leaning group, VoteVets, in opposing the bill.

Two seats over from Murkowski was Sen.

RINOs: Republican-aligned media have no hesitation for taking on relatively moderate conservatives as "Republicans In Name Only", even if senators such as Susan Collins and Dean Heller vote with their party the overwhelming bulk of the time.

Healthcare experts from across the political spectrum say the bill is unworkable and suffers from fatal flaws and could lead to Americans dropping out of the healthcare market.

And shortly after the postponement, more Republicans came forward to say they would have voted against it. Others criticized the fact the Senate hadn't held a single hearing on the bill. Carl Blake, associate executive director of Paralyzed Veterans, wrote in a letter sent to all 100 senators.

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Senator Mitch McConnell hoped that keeping his wretched bill to destroy the Affordable Care Act secret until the last minute would make it easier for him to railroad fellow Republicans.

He noted that the bill lacks explicit protections to ensure that millions of veterans who are eligible for VA care, but opt to use private insurance, still receive tax credits.

Hatch and Lee, he said, aren't really that far apart on the bill.

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: There's no guarantee, but Republican legislative leaders are the most likely scapegoats if the bill dies.

McConnell's goal was to vote on the measure before the July 4 recess that starts at the end of the week. It also repeals most of the taxes enacted under the ACA, which mostly affect high-income earners and corporations, in addition to rolling back federal subsidies and the expansion of Medicaid. David Perdue (R-GA), who expressed optimism that a vote could take place the week of July 10. Veterans' groups believe the figure could be 400,000, based in part on projected growth of veterans.

The impact on Hawaii would be substantial, state Medicaid officials said. "What is this going to look like when this gets out of the next iteration?" said Peter Costa, president of trading firm Empire Executions Inc.

McConnell's decision was so last-minute that even senior Senate Republicans appeared unaware that the announcement was coming.

Congressman Ron Kind agrees with the delay, saying the Senate needs to take a step back. Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas tweeted Monday morning, "I am closing the door". Another 16% cite the Trump administration. Due to their appeal to independent voters, Democrats have been trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents in a bid to gain majority House control in 2018.

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