Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Cornyn Suggests They Need Dem Cooperation to Get Health Care Done

Kurt Schrader U.S. representative for District 5 Kurt Schrader U.S. representative for District 5. Alan Sylvestre
Melissa Porter | 18 July, 2017, 02:19

Those are no brainers for any conservative health care insurance reform, but they required weeks of hard negotiating by Cruz and thousands of phone calls from grassroots conservatives to get the message through to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Senate's establishment Republicans.

When Obamacare passed, "it meant we had finally decided, as a nation, that healthcare is a right for all and not a privilege for the few", Biden continued, slamming the Republican bill that is being debated in the Senate, saying that it "eviscerates" Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and removes the Obamacare rule that requires care for maternity, mental health, and substance abuse. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin and can not afford to lose more than two from within their ranks because of united Democratic opposition, but two Republican senators already have declared opposition.

According to WIBC host Tony Katz, however, the cold reality is that Republicans don't have the votes needed to pass their legislation anyway, so what happens without this bill?

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", Sen.

"After all of these years of suffering thru Obamacare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised", Trump, who made gutting Obamacare one of his central campaign promises last year, wrote on Twitter from Paris, where he attended Bastille Day celebrations.

But Democrats, who are powerless to stop the bill unless more Republicans defect, are gleefully seizing on the opportunity the delay provides to hammer their GOP colleagues for not holding a single public hearing on the massive legislation. Moreover, Republican Senator John McCain is recovering from surgery in hospital. Collins believes the new version of the bill still cuts too deeply into Medicaid funding, while Sen.

If approved, the Republican healthcare bill would repeal most of the taxes that paid for Obamacare, except for two placed on high earners.