"If they can not get 50 votes, if they get to impasse, I've been telling leadership for months now I'll vote for a repeal", the Kentucky Republican said on ABC's "This Week". "The only people who are better off under their bill are millionaires and health insurance companies". It would also cut spending and thus reduce the federal deficit.
When asked what it would take to get some Senate Democrats on board with the plan, Durbin said to take repeal off the table.
Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders has criticised the proposed bill and said that lives were at stake if it passes. Johnson spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press". "They're not going to go down after the Republican bill.it's a false sort of over-promising". According to Stuart, Menendez's leadership is important when fighting for those like he daughter, especially in the face of uncertainty about the impact provisions of GOP health care legislation could have on certain services. "They're doing the same old Washington thing, throwing more money at the problem".
"Page by page, this Republican plan forces Americans to pay more for less, less comprehensive health care coverage", said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said there is "a sense of urgency" to push forward but acknowledged the outcome is "going to be close".
While discussing the Republican health bill during an interview that aired Sunday on Fox & Friends, Trump said it would be great if lawmakers from both parties could "come up something that everybody's happy with".
On Thursday they released this statement: "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor". The measure resembles legislation the House approved last month that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said would mean 23 million additional uninsured people within a decade and that recent polling shows is viewed favorably by only around 1 in 4 Americans. While McConnell's bill curtails the program at a slower rate than the House version, it ultimately cuts deeper, which has prompted senators whose states expanded Medicaid to raise red flags.
The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people. "Look I've been in medicine 20 years. premiums have never gone down".
Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision.