Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

Posted June 25, 2017

"If President Trump thought the health care bill in the House was mean, I can tell you that the Senate Republican plan is downright nasty", Menendez said.

In a tweet, the former secretary of state wrote, "Forget death panels".

In the same tweet, Clinton linked to a story by the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute.

"At its core, this Senate plan is very similar to the House plan in its contours and shape", Zwillich says.

Still, Toomey calls the Senate's bill an important and constructive first step in replacing Obama's seven-year-old law with something better and stable. Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to say he would not support the measure in its current form. That should be the central issue for Republicans - repealing Obamacare and making healthcare more affordable.

It defunds Planned Parenthood for an entire year, which means that millions of low-income Americans will lose access to sexual healthcare and contraceptives.

The Senate bill proposes repealing the 3.8 per cent net investment income tax on high earners retroactively to the start of 2017.

The Senate could vote as early as this week on the health care bill. People could tap newly created federal tax credits.

Mr McConnell said a fresh CBO score was expected next week, and there will be "robust debate" on the floor.

Cassidy, who spent much of his medical career working for Louisiana's charity hospital system, has said he has problems with the bill that won House passage.

The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level. "The Senate bill may be meaner".

In his address, Trump went on to call for congressional Democrats to muster the political courage to support the measure, "instead of obstructing, always obstructing change". The expansion also brought more elderly and disabled in nursing homes under the Medicaid umbrella.

"The Medicaid cuts are the part of the Senate bill that probably give us the most heartburn", Moller said.

"[The Better Care Act] takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said, echoing a sentiment expressed in his initial statement on the bill, when it came out Thursday.