An awful health care bill from Senate

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Along with coverage estimates, the CBO predicted that the legislation would reduce the deficit by $321 billion over the next decade, primarily through $770 billion in reductions in Medicaid spending over 10 years and around $400 billion in reduced spending on tax credits to help people afford insurance.

Will the leaders of the Roman Catholic and other conservative Christian churches speak out loudly and forcefully against the Senate's proposed health care legislation, which will strip health coverage from millions of people, cut or eliminate Medicaid services for numerous most vulnerable, and raise costs for most people? Most savings from the Senate's BCRA arise from ending Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, and instituting per capita caps on Medicaid payments, and reducing Obamacare subsidies to the individual market. And President Donald Trump himself called the House bill "mean" - though he's lent his support to the Senate version and is lobbying for passage.

Two months later, on May 24, the office released its analysis of the House's updated health care bill, which passed narrowly on a party-line 217-213 vote.

Republican Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) have voiced opposition to the Senate bill.

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Multiple Republican senators appeared reluctant to support the GOP's current Obamacare replacement bill Monday following the release of a Congressional Budget Office report assessing its effects, putting its passage this week in doubt.

The Senate bill largely preserves those protections, though it would permit states to allow insurers to not cover costs associated with some conditions, according to a Washington Post report.

If the Senate approves its repeal version, either the House would have to pass the same bill or reconcile its version with the Senate's before Trump could sign it into law.

"The Senate bill is less good policy than the current policy but I understand where they're coming from even if I strongly disagree with it".

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The estimate, released less than a week after Republicans in the upper chamber unveiled their health care legislation and just days ahead of a potential vote, could complicate the already hard task of getting enough GOP support to pass the measure. The dismal CBO score could foil Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to rush the sweeping legislation to the floor before July 4.

The federal-state program, which covers 70 million low-income Americans, has always been stigmatized as substandard.

The Senate may vote on the legislation as early as this week. People may lose employer-provided coverage.

The loosening of state waivers created by Obamacare would also increase health care costs for many Americans, CBO found. CBO estimates that, under the Republican plan, Medicaid spending would be cut by $772 billion by 2026, versus current law. Insurers need healthy customers who are affordable to cover to help pay the costs of people with medical conditions that are costly to treat.

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