por | Junio 24, 2017 | 06:12

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nev., said Friday he will not vote for the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill as now written. It would allow insurers to cover fewer benefits and repeal tax boosts on wealthier people that help finance the statute's expanded coverage. Predictably, Democrats were firm in their opposition to the GOP bill.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 06:08

McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on. The senator said he was unlikely to support the overhaul unless it was amended to "protect Medicaid expansion states", as he put it. The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA .

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 06:06

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association represents plans that are the backbone of and state health insurance markets created under former President Barack Obama's law. "We're pleasantly surprised with a lot of the support that's already come out and I think we'll continue to work through (it, ) in particular the four individuals who have expressed some ideas and concerns", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters at a White House briefing.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 06:05

But despite the large turnout and the overwhelming lack of enthusiasm for Republican President Donald Trump , Ossoff was unable to pull off the underdog victory that many hoped would signal a rejection of the Trump administration and the beginning of a new Democratic wave heading into the 2018 midterms.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 06:03

The Massachusetts Democrat , speaking on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Wednesday afternoon, made his comments following his party's failure to win a closely watched special election in Georgia . "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I, again, respect any opinion that members have, but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them", she said.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:59

The response from some is that it better be. Following Democrat Jon Ossoff's defeat in Georgia's special election, many Democrat lawmakers are placing the blame on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . and they are so impressive". Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass, echoed that sentiment on CNN . So it's time for change. "And I personally believe that time is now.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:58

As the rogue regime repeatedly threatened the US and its regional allies, testing missiles at least nine times since Trump's election, the administration looked to China to help. After returning from a five-day trip to North Korea on June 17, former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman suggested on Friday that his visit may have had something to do with Pyonyang's decision to send the student home.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:58

The only "improvement" the Senate version offers over the House plan is that it would wait longer to destroy Medicare recipients' coverage. The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes. Tammie Fowles, of Wayne, said she and her husband, who have a small business as landlords renting out housing, now get their health insurance through the ACA, and they'd lose their insurance if the current bill is approved.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:40

US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the Bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced scepticism.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:34

Heller's announcement makes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of securing 50 of his party's 52 votes by next week even tougher. Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, 2017 , by R. The Senate bill would also reduce subsidies now provided to help people without workplace coverage get private health insurance, said Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the health care consulting firm Avalare Health.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:12

That was a reference to other provisions of the Republican plan that would cut taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and America's wealthiest families. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. Both chambers would have to agree on details for the bill to be sent to President Donald Trump .

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:09

Republicans can hide their bill , for now. Democrats formed a united front against the controversial measure that was drafted in secret, criticising it as a "war on Medicaid", the healthcare programme for lower-income Americans, and calling it a worse plan than one that passed the House of Representatives last month.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:05

This is not just humiliating to Democrats but opens up fresh wounds about the direction of the party. The Democrats ought to attack Trump instead by offering something positive like a proposal for a single-payer or Medicare-for-all healthcare system, either of which would be cost-effective and efficient and take away the dreaded "preexisting condition" threat.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 05:01

The path to Democrats retaking the House majority probably runs through those districts, strategists say. By the most current estimates, the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans own 89 percent of all corporate equities. Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside. "I think they coalesced their vote" in an historically Republican district, he said.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 04:58

The Congressional Budget Office has yet to release estimates on the Senate health care bill . The Senate health care plan eliminates the individual mandate forcing people to buy health insurance as well as some ACA taxes. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the USA, said it will continue to push for a replacement for Obamacare's coverage requirement as well.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 04:57

They blocked the hallway, chanting: "Don't touch Medicaid , save our liberty". "We have to act", McConnell said . Health insurers will eventually leave the exchanges if Congress does not allow them to either deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions or charge them higher premiums based on their preexisting conditions.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 04:46

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill . He pulled out the Senate Republican bill. Hospital groups came out against the bill on Thursday. President Trump , a self-described deal-maker doesn't seem concerned. "We'll have to see".

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 04:47

Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs. His decision to expand Medicaid has provided health coverage to more than 210,000 Nevada residents. Those costs are rising there and elsewhere even with the federal government paying for most of the expansion, largely because more people signed up than originally expected.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 04:39

The doubts about the latest plan from Washington came from Republicans, Democrats and the nation's one independent governor. Reaction to the proposal ranged from lukewarm to outright derision. Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version.

por | Junio 24, 2017 | 04:39

Last cycle alone, she raised $141.5 million. Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders. "I think I'm worth the trouble". "What's really important is that Donald Trump has seized the narrative back, that he's doing better with the voters than Democrats think he is", he said.