GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill


"It is deeply disturbing", Erika Sward, assistant vice president of the American Lung Association, told the Associated Press.

We are encouraged to hear her say she would not support a bill unless it's been evaluated by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, and that she favors an open and bipartisan process.

"Because the House bill is so mean and so unpopular, Senate Republicans are left with two options: Either fix what's in the bill or just hide it from everyone", Noah said in the segment (above).

The CBO, which projected the House-passed Obamacare repeal bill could lead to over 20 million people losing health care coverage, won't be able to put together a final report, or "score", in just a few days once - if - the Republicans have a final plan. President Donald J. Trump invited 15 Republican senators to lunch Tuesday, and, according to people who were there, called the House Obamacare replacement "mean".

While a core group of GOP senators is working on the bill, it appears that not all Senate Republicans even know what could be in it.

House and Senate negotiators were trying Friday to reconcile their versions of that bill.

"You'll never guess which Republican complained the most", Noah said, then flashed a 2009 clip of none other than McConnell claiming Obamacare was moving too quickly and created under complete secrecy.

Conservative Sen. (R-Texas), in contrast, has held his fire so far, taking a more conciliatory approach toward GOP leaders than he has in the past.

And the president probably will sign the bill, even though it's doubtful he will know what's in it.

Asked if he would be bringing his photocopier back out, Paul smiled and said, "We'll see". Murkowski's state depends heavily on the ACA's expansion of Medicaid, which the House bill would eliminate.

The ad campaign also includes radio commercials running in Alaska, Arizona, Nevada and West Virginia that argue the GOP effort will negatively affect seniors. Democrats John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania added their names.

The seven all opted to accept terms of the 2010 law that allowed their states to receive additional federal money to expand the number of people covered by Medicaid.

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday night had voted 30-2 for legislation that would have raised the sales tax to 6.5 percent, cut income tax rates initially 5 percent and established tiered coal production tax rates. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell picked 12 senators - all men, all Republicans - to draft a bill in secret. For their part, at least some Senate Democrats have seemed to be of the view that putting up a fight would accomplish little and risk galvanizing the GOP into passing a bill more quickly.

How the legislation would treat people with pre-existing conditions in the individual insurance market is a key concern.

"Shouldn't your goal be to make a good health care system?"