GOP healthcare bill is one opponent away from demise

Amos Gonzales
July 18, 2017

Susan Collins (R-ME), said eight to ten Republican senators "have serious concerns" about the current Republican health care bill being promoted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Republicans know how to fall into the corner in a fetal position, wet themselves, and beg 'please, don't hurt me.' . 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. Yet, again, must we remind everyone how Democrats passed Obamacare before they "found out what was in it?".

"There are about eight to 10 Republican senators who have serious concerns about this bill", Ms Collins told CNN's State of the Union programme, faulting the bill for its major cuts to Medicaid. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan called off a vote in March in the face of a rebellion involving the disparate factions of the party but managed to coax enough lawmakers to back it and engineered narrow approval on May 4. "But yes, I believe that when we have a full contingent of Senators that we'll have that vote and it's important that we do so", Cornyn added.

The Senate health bill isn't about healthcare at all-it's a wealth transfer: slashes care to fund tax cuts for the wealthy & corporations. Rand Paul (R-KY) thinks the BCRA is too Obamacare familiar, retaining numerous latter bill's taxes and regulations. Moreover, Republican Senator John McCain is recovering from surgery in hospital.

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

The bill unveiled Thursday included a re-calibrated version of that proposal that would allow people to purchase lower cost health insurance plans that cover three primary care visits a year and cap their out-of-pocket costs.

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