Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

Posted June 26, 2017

The AARP blasted the Senate Republicans' proposed healthcare bill and warned it will hold all 100 senators accountable.

"It's certainly going to be very hard", Sen.

In a Twitter comment Saturday, Trump voiced optimism about passage of the Republican plan, saying, "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!"

Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate.

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press", the Wisconsin Republican complained the GOP's repeal and replace Obamacare efforts in both the House and Senate so far have fallen far short. "I think there's a bill that all 52 Republicans agree on if they keep narrowing the focus". "We could well be in all night a couple of nights".

Rand Paul, who rejected the plan along with fellow Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies.

To the editor - I am writing to express my concern over the actions of Congress on health reform. "There's no way we should be voting on this next week". And if it were the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote and that's a bad thing.

No Democrat is supporting the plan which means Republicans can only afford to lose two Republican votes in the Senate or else the bill will fail. "There's still an opportunity to make this bill better", he said. Obama insisted that "small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

But it repeals the individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance without creating incentives for Americans to stay in their plans.

AHIP represents Anthem Inc, one of the largest sellers of health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges, and Cigna Corp, among others.