GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

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Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. "Like in the House bill, older people around 58, 59, 62, who were lower income will certainly wind up paying a lot more for their health insurance if this bill passes in its current form". The measure also repeals the mandate on individuals to purchase health insurance.

The Kansas Republicans feel strongly about repeal, but less strongly about the bill that's on the table.

"When President Trump called the House health care bill mean, I couldn't agree more", Cantwell said. A White House official said the Trump has pushed his team to stay involved and plans to flex his negotiating muscle, the official said. "Cassidy's public statements have raised the most concerns and objections about the bill that passed the House, and he's been very clear in saying that he wants a bill that preserves coverage", Jan Moller, director of the Louisiana Budget Project, said Friday.

He did, however, acknowledge that there are problems with the current health care system that need to be addressed. "Let's have the integrity to show the American people what it is, show them the truth".

At the same time, the proposal "would provide over $200 billion in tax breaks to the top 2 percent and hundreds of billions more to the big drug and insurance companies that are ripping off the American people", Sanders said. "And we are working with Congress to get a bill on my desk so we can rescue Americans from this catastrophe".

"Any federal legislator who votes for this bill and says, oh I didn't cut Medicaid, I just sent it back to the states-that whole argument.is deliberately misleading", he added. He tweeted, "Children, the elderly, the disabled, nursing home coverage will suffer".

The percentage of Republicans who are showing support for the replacement is declining.

He urged Republicans to work with Democrats by "stop sabotaging Obamacare" and giving up the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

No Democrat worth his or her upper-case letter "D" will vote for a measure that hands generous tax cuts to the rich and the health industries, forces the poor off insurance rolls and eliminates funding for Planned Parenthood. "And Vermont's community hospitals would be placed in severe financial jeopardy". Under the Senate GOP proposal, the enhanced federal financing that pays for the expansion would disappear entirely in 2024. "It isn't that much different than what was proposed before", he said.

Medicaid - the program created to help poor Americans get healthcare - will stop being expanded by 2021, meaning millions of them will not be able to access treatment.

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