GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'

In joining with four Democratic colleagues - Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Steve Bullock of Montana, John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado and John Bel Edwards of Louisiana - they demonstrated that health care need not be a one-party exercise that runs roughshod over political opponents.

Those differences were amplified Friday when Schumer sent a letter Friday requesting an all-senators meeting in the Old Senate Chamber next week.

The senators targeted in the ads have expressed some reservations about the emerging Senate legislation or the process and timeline with which GOP leaders are crafting it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and a small clutch of aides are writing the bill behind closed doors as McConnell consults GOP senators. Leibenluft, now at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says individual reporters on the health care beat are doing good work, but their stories are getting limited attention. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) can muster enough support to pass the bill. Whether Medicaid is gutted, putting disabled children at risk.

Trump's comments were described by two GOP congressional sources who received accounts of Tuesday's White House lunch. "It's that the process will lead to devastating results for millions of Americans who won't know to speak up until after the damage is done".

Those entities benefit financially from keeping the Medicaid expansion in place, however, because it brings into OR billions of federal dollars to pay for doctors and hospitals to treat patients who might otherwise be uninsured. Starting this year, the state must cover 5 percent of that cost, with the federal government picking up the balance. "I just don't want to do worse than what the House did". Dick Durbin (D-IL) asked if he or anyone in his department had the Senate's version of Trumpcare. Price said he did not have that exact number "on the tip of my tongue".

AARP is holding eight such forums across the state this month. Will medical CPI plus 1 percentage point be fast enough for the aged and disabled, who consume 40% of Medicaid spending? Heller's vote is considered critical, as is Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Maine Sen.

The problem isn't just the undemocratic and literally un-American way in which Senate Republicans are trying to pass a regressive health plan.

Noah pointed out that here has been some obvious back and forth on the health care bill, sharing that Trump went from once calling it an "unbelievable victory" to most recently calling it "mean" and a "son of a bitch".

"I$3 f they get to an impasse, come talk to me, because I'm more than willing to vote for a partial repeal if I can't get complete repeal, but I'm not willing to vote for new Republican entitlement programs", Paul said. He added: "They have to, or it won't make no sense at all".

Remember when Donald Trump's campaign promise was "better insurance at a lower price?" And that's why Murray wanted to meet with patients to see how possible changes to Medicaid might affect them.


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