Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version.

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with.

"In this form, I will not support it", he told a news conference in Las Vegas on Friday.

Last month, the House passed their version of the bill, which would strip health care from 24 million people, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Heller faces a hard re-election fight next year. She said that a loss in federal funding could be detrimental to patients who rely on health care services including dentistry, OB/GYN, and pediatric medicine. The bill would slash Medicaid and rescind the Obamacare requirement that most Americans have health insurance. They say the GOP plan would mean fewer people with coverage and higher costs for many.

The bill's rolling back of Medicaid expansion was key point of contention for Heller and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. In California, Medi-Cal covers almost 14 million, including half of the state's children and two-thirds of seniors in nursing homes.

"I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said in a news conference held in his home state.

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"[The Senate bill] would phase out the expansion of Medicaid that lots of states signed onto to give more people health care, beginning in 2020, and make deeper cuts after that", says Zwillich.

The bill also would reduce or eliminate subsidies for millions of Americans on the exchange, subsidies that allow them to have insurance, stay healthy and keep working. GOP Sen. Arthur Heller (R-NV), who is up for re-election, said Thursday that he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid". "The program has been a great success and a model for other states to follow".

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Flake is politically popular but faces a primary challenge from a conservative. "But we won't get one Democratic vote - not one".

Just hours after McConnell released the 142-page legislation on Thursday, four conservatives said they opposed it.

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.

Underscoring the sensitivity of the bill, Sen. "Let's get something that's going to work".

But Paul said if the Senate moves toward a bill that is "more repeal and less big government programs", he could change his vote. Iowa opted to expand, and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014. Look forward to making it really special! The Senate parliamentarian will make that decision.

AHIP isn't taking a formal position on the bill, and the group said measures to shore up the individual health insurance market are largely positive.

In one instance, Sen. But I think we're going to get there.

Pennsylvania Senators Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D) will help determine the draft bill's fate in the GOP-ruled Senate.

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