Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form. It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everyone is happy with, it's so easy, but we won't get one Democrat vote, not one, and if it were the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind we wouldn't get a vote, and that's bad thing. So, for example, I'm for 100 percent repeal, that's what I want.
Congressional Republicans, who for years blasted the Affordable Care Act for disrupting Americans' healthcare, are now pushing changes that threaten to not only strip health coverage from millions, but also upend insurance markets, cripple state budgets and drive medical clinics and hospitals to the breaking point. "And unless it gets fixed, I would - look, I'm against it". And if they can't be addressed, I won't.
In an effort to pass health care legislation, Sen.
"I'm not sure why I'm on the HELP Committee if the HELP Committee doesn't have anything to do with a massive reordering of the entire health care system", Murphy said, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to bring the health care measure directly to the floor without the benefit of even one public hearing. I don't see that leading it.
But Johnson did not say whether, if forced to vote on the bill, he would vote "no".
So far, five Republican senators have come out against the measure. Conway cited 113 House Democrats signing on to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' health care bill as evidence that an increasingly large number of opposition members recognize the imminent implosion of Obamacare.
Speaking on the release of the bill, which was kept under wraps until Thursday, Trump said: "It's going to be very good", adding: "A little negotiation, but it's going to be very good".
But Republicans are anxious to resolve the healthcare debate, which has created a logjam in their legislative agenda.
"We are doing everything we can to fight this bill", Schumer said, "because it's so devastating for the middle class".
I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer at just 25, and I rely on Medicaid for my care.
"Senator Durbin doesn't want to talk about the fact that in IL they are way down on the number of people even selling insurance and prices are way up", he also said.
During the heated interview, ABC host George Stephanopoulos began by accusing the health care bill of cutting $800 billion in Medicaid funding, which veers from Trump's campaign promise to "Save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security without cuts". That means that Republican supporters of the legislation can only lose two Republican votes, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if the Senate splits 50-50.