67% Republican voters want GOP to continue ACA repeal efforts

Trumpcare debacle means health care woes will remain

Trumpcare debacle means health care woes will remain

The new draft keeps some of Obamacare's taxes on high earners in place, and adds an additional $70 billion in funds meant to help states stabilize insurance markets, much of which would probably end up going to insurance companies. Specific services may vary based on your state's requirements.

Mr. Graham said he worked on the proposal with Sen.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham scooped Senate Republican leaders Thursday, unveiling his own plan for health-care reform before GOP leaders had a chance to unveil their revised proposal to repeal Obamacare.

The Senate bill also has anti-abortion language, including blocking federal payments to Planned Parenthood, though that provision could end up being removed.

"I opposed the previous draft because it did not ensure access to affordable healthcare in West Virginia, did not do enough to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating my state, cut traditional Medicaid too deeply, and harmed rural healthcare providers". Their big concern, according to documents obtained by POLITICO: The plan by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee would threaten access to coverage for individuals with costly medical conditions. The latest approach would provide funding for insurers to help offset the cost of covering sicker people remaining in comprehensive plans. The original bill only provided $2 billion.

What from the first Senate bill likely stays in the revised bill?

President Donald Trump has said in an interview that he will be "very angry" if the Senate is unable to pass a health care bill. And it would pay for the additional Medicaid funding by keeping that 3.8 percent income tax on high earners. And this is a compromise many Democrats could accept, as long as their states could maintain their regulations. These taxes apply only to individuals earning more than $200,000 per year.

The main Republican criticisms of the existing Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are that it is too costly and unfairly requires people to purchase health insurance or else face a penalty.

Earlier this week Mr McConnell announced that the Senate would delay its August recess by two weeks in order to make progress on the Republican legislative agenda.

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