What's next on health care draft in Congress

We just discussed cuts to Medicaid, but it would also get rid of the mandate that most Americans must have health insurance.

We will continue to hear from our constituents and we are already.

Senators Murphy and Blumenthal and other Democrats in Washington say the cuts in the subsidies and Medicaid are all created to give the wealthy tax breaks on investment and payroll income and tax breaks to insurance companies.

On Friday, Hillary Clinton shared her feelings toward the Republican's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation's Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law's tax credits that help lower-income people buy insurance and allow states to water down changes to some of the law's coverage guarantees.

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.

If the bill is signed into law, millions of low-income and working-class Americans stand to feel the effects most acutely.

If you are outraged at the secret process by which the Senate came up with these cuts to healthcare, what are you going to do about it?

The GOP-led Senate yesterday released a bill it hopes will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

On the campaign trail, President Trump promised to leave Medicaid alone.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen.

"This current draft doesn't get the job done", Cruz told reporters.

"Medicaid is being cut - Sen". Several from states that rely heavily on Medicaid assistance have expressed concern in the past. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a hastily written health care bill as an eventual boon.

I applaud Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of NY, in opposing the Senate health care bill just produced by a closed-door panel of Republican senators. "He may or may not succeed, he probably doesn't have the votes right now, but even if he doesn't have the votes right now, he can make deals to get there".

Critics, including former President Barack Obama, have called the Republican bills massive transfers of wealth from the poor and sick to the rich. Giaimo said there is truth to that because under "Obamacare", subsidies and Medicaid expansions were funded by tax penalties and higher premiums for those who earned more.

This story originally ran on The Takeaway.

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