McConnell Downplays Prospect of Passing Health Care Bill


These are among the major reasons why health insurance is becoming so expensive, and why nearly every other advanced nation - including our neighbor to the north - has adopted a single-payer system at less cost per person and with better health outcomes. So they need to find other "pay-fors" on which they could agree - pay-fors such as health-care spending cuts. Apparently, none of them were of much interest to the Men's Club, because none of these ideas are in the bill they produced.

"We might have to do some things and authorize some things in those two years that we wouldn't do long-term", the Tennesee Republican has said. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., died as the Affordable Care Act was languishing in Congress, many thought the health care reforms he championed most of his life would die as well. "If we get to January 1, this thing is here forever".

You could convince me that they would feel under even more pressure to come up with a new plan.

He talked about his alcoholism and other addiction problems, and how Medicaid (known as Medical Assistance in Minnesota) paid for treatment that helped him. The current chaos in Washington makes it that much more hard.

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, its version of Obamacare repeal, in April, sending the bill to the Senate. "You don't know what it is like". "I'm joining the Drive for Our Lives to make sure Americans get accessible, affordable care, not a bill that would rip away healthcare from millions to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans". These so-called reformers who were going to drain the swamp can't because they're too busy splashing around in it. Republicans could stop trying to throw 15 million people off Medicaid to cover the cost of cutting the tax on investment income from 23.8 to 20 percent for people making $250,000 or more. "Numerous people involved in the debate want to diminish the role of the government in providing medical care".

Leader Mitch McConnell claims their humiliation will be short-lived, the defeat only temporary.

Although Senate Republicans are generally a cohesive group, they evidently have a wide range of feelings about Obamacare, many of which conflict with one another. It is demanded by Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah. It didn't work. It wasn't just three senators who ruined the Independence Day parade.

"My daughter is able to get her hearing checked regularly to keep her hearing aids programmed correctly so she can excel in school", wrote Sarah Lawrence. He voted in support of the House's bill - the American Health Care Act - in June.

"We have an obligation to the American people to try and improve what we now have".

Right now, it's the Republicans who are in charge are not listening to anyone.