Medical organizations and other interest groups are weighing in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal.
America's Essential Hospitals says the version the
And the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse says the proposal will crush efforts to ending the opioid addiction epidemic.
The trade association for Catholic hospitals and nursing homes says it strongly opposes the Senate Republican health care bill, warning it would have a "devastating impact" on the poor and frail.
Keehan says, "The small tweaks made in the newly released
The bill would allow insurers to charge older adults up to five times as much as younger adults. LeaMond says
He says the AMA's main objectives are that people who are currently insured should not lose coverage and that safety-net programs should be adequately funded.
The AMA has about a quarter-million members.
An addiction treatment advocacy group says the
In a statement,
Some of the protesters were yelling "no cuts to Medicaid" as they were being led away by police.
The protest came on the same day Senate Republican leaders released their version of a bill that would repeal and replace President
The former president issued a statement on his Facebook page as
The former president says amending the
Obama says he hopes there are "enough
Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill, and they have problems with the proposal.
America's Essential Hospitals, which represents more than 300 safety-net health facilities, says the version the
Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the
The four are
The four say there are provisions that are an improvement to the current health care system. But they add that the measure fails to accomplish what they have promised to their constituents, "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs."
Their opposition puts the bill in jeopardy, since Senate Majority Leader
Paul tells The Associated Press in an interview that the bill released Thursday resembles "Obamacare" too closely and does not go far enough to repeal former President
Paul says that he and the other senators are "definitely open to negotiation" but that they need to make their opposition clear in order to ensure negotiations happen.
McConnell is pushing toward a vote next week but Paul's stance throws that into question.
The protesters have filled a hallway in one of the
Some of the protesters are being escorted individually. Others are much more reluctant to leave and it's taking four or five officers to carry them out.
The protesters are yelling "no cuts to Medicaid" as they are being led away.
One protester says he's with the disability rights group ADAPT.
Schumer says, "We live in the wealthiest country on earth. Surely we can do better than what the Republican health care bill promises."
House Minority Leader
Trump says at the start of a
The president spoke shortly after
The bill faces broad opposition from
Senate Majority Leader
Moments after the 142-page discussion draft was unveiled, McConnell spoke on the
He outlined the
Emerging from the session, McConnell did not answer when asked if he has the votes to pass the
The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people.
It would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on higher-income people and medical industry companies to pay for expanded coverage. And it would end the tax penalty Obama's statute imposes on people who don't buy insurance — in effect, ending the so-called individual mandate.
It faces uniform Democratic opposition. And at least a half-dozen
Lobbyists and congressional aides say the
Senate Majority Leader
McConnell hopes to push the measure through the