Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

It's 'Trumpcare,' and GOP faces political fallout

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump to nominate two energy regulators More than one-third of Americans oppose GOP healthcare bill What moderate GOP senators want in ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Ky.) on Monday signaled that the upper chamber would take its time on legislation for reforming the US healthcare system".

Few people outside the House fully understand the fine print of the new bill, and it's likely many in the House aren't totally fluent on the contents either.

Senate Republicans and top White House officials have already indicated that the House proposal, shepherded by House Speaker Paul Ryan, is likely to undergo changes in the coming weeks and months.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) is defending his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling constituents at a town hall meeting Saturday there is "misinformation" about its replacement.

Far from "insurance for everybody", it will drive tens of thousands of Americans off the health care rolls.

"The House bill is not going to come before us, " Senator Susan Collins of ME said on ABC's "This Week, " adding that the Senate would be "starting from scratch". The waiver, they say, gives states the flexibility to manage health care costs how they see fit. Nor did bring in insurers, health care economists or medical organizations to identify and resolve any problems.

The high cost of US health care puts American businesses at a competitive disadvantage with other countries. If the pool contained just 5 percent, or 1.5 million people, of the roughly 31 million people insured through the small-group and individual markets, the AHCA would need to provide a total of $327 billion to offer moderately subsidized high-risk pool coverage.

The AARP warned that the GOP plan instituted an "age tax" and jeopardises coverage for 25 million older Americans with pre-existing conditions. She says a high-risk pool in ME worked only because it had a clear source of funding. We're going to write our own - our own bill.

Some senators have already voiced displeasure with the health care bill that cleared the House last week.

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The bill has a long way to go to reach Trump's desk - starting with the Senate, which could present an even more hard process than the fits and starts the AHCA faced in the House.

Joining Gillibrand at a news conference Sunday was Erin Schick, who was working on her master's degree at Columbia University when she came down with something.

"Even if all the Upton amendment funds went to a high-risk pool, the remaining funding gap could leave many Americans with pre-existing conditions stranded without affordable options for insurance".

Democrats are convinced the GOP repeal bill jeopardizes the Republican monopoly in Washington, starting with majority control of the House, and the party's advantages in statehouses from Nevada to New Hampshire.

Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) tells "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks "the Republican Party will be rewarded" when the health care legislation to replace President Barack Obama's overhaul becomes law.

Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are among the other GOP senators opposed to cutting Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled. The health-care bill that the House of Representatives passed this afternoon, in an incredibly narrow 217-to-213 vote, is not just wrong, or misguided, or problematic or foolish.

Price says during appearances on two Sunday talk shows that Medicaid is fundamentally flawed.

"Health care affects everyone in this country and we need to try to get it right".

A proposed $880 billion cut to Medicaid was in an earlier version of the bill and based on a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the measure.

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