Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

The bill would also roll back subsidies for individual insurance premiums, end federal payments for states to expand Medicaid for the poor and disabled, and cut more than $700 billion in taxes over 10 years.

"The American people now have to judge them by how they have acted - not by how we have characterized what they stand for", Pelosi said in a press conference following the vote.

As the focus of the health care debate shifted to the Senate, Trump on Sunday urged Senate Republicans to "not let the American people down".

Also voting against the repeal were New Jersey Reps. "Obamacare premiums and deductibles are way up - it was a lie and it is dead".

The party that controls the White House traditionally loses seats in Congress in the election that follows a presidential inauguration.

Fundraising surged nationwide as new recruits stepped up to challenge vulnerable Republicans who backed the plan.

The Republican plan would allow insurers to charge sicker people much higher rates than they do for healthy people under Obamacare, which Price defended as "pricing for what peoples' health status is".

In his remarks, Obama said he hopes that lawmakers recognize "it actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential".

The Republican bill has left insurance industry groups and consumer advocates concerned about the massive increase in the number of uninsured Americans. The House bill's huge cuts in taxes and spending aren't optional features; they're the whole point.

Earlier, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid would give states freedom to tailor the programme to fit their needs.

OH governor John Kasich questioned what would happen to the mentally ill, drug addicts and people with chronic illnesses under the changes proposed for Medicaid. After President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act passed, the couple could finally buy a family plan, one with the same clinics, one set of bills and a deductible of $4,000.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has appointed a group of GOP senators to craft their version of the legislation.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the architect of the bill, claimed that Republicans had received two CBO scores for the current bill during his appearance on ABC's "This Week".

In an interview with Bloomberg News, he renewed his promise that any bill he signs will be "every bit as good on (covering) pre-existing conditions as Obamacare".

Even as the Republican health care overhaul remains a work in progress, states are planning for big changes that could swell the ranks of the uninsured and hit them with higher costs.

The bill makes some major changes to the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. They will face tough decisions about balancing costs and care.

In the House, 217 Republicans voted yes.

"What we're trying to do is to improve the Medicaid system - make it more responsive to patients", he said.

Labrador responded: "That line is so indefensible".

President Obama came out of retirement in March to insist that his health care reform wasn't a "job-killer." The comment traveled quickly on social media.

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