McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing

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What is its primary goal? Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., didn't mince words when she ripped into the bill on the Senate floor earlier Thursday.

In a separate statement, Olivia Golden, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy, said the Medicaid cuts in the Better Care Reconciliation Act would put pressure on state budgets and likely lead to cuts to education budgets.

"We have a $500-billion debt every year, so saying that the federal government's going to pay for it, really is not honest".

The move to repeal Obamacare has already created chaos in the insurance market; the replacement proposed by Congress would destroy the market entirely.

From passage of the Democratic law in March 2010, Republicans vowed to repeal it.

Now that the Senate Republican health care bill is public, it is clearer than ever why Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans hid it for weeks. In fact, it amends the existing law.

About 90 percent of the benefit from repealing the tax would go to the top 1 percent of earners, who make $700,000 or more, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

Did the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have real problems? Like all entitlements, the program's costs ballooned as health care became more expensive.

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Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure.

As he watches his legacy get taken apart brick by brick, the 44th president has broken recent tradition and been extremely vocal about his disdain for the administration of President Donald Trump. Which doesn't mean that anyone would believe that he actually knows what's in it. They have been for a long time.

But the real failure is their mean-spirited proposal.

The Senate's version of the Republican health care bill calls for big cuts to Medicaid and would release Americans from the requirement to get health insurance.

They will frame the debate unless someone in the Senate Republican caucus speaks up for people with disabilities, people in nursing homes, the self-employed and those with chronic diseases whose access to health coverage is at risk. Give succor to those of means.

"It looks to us like the Obamacare subsidies will remain in place and... we think that the spending actually may exceed Obamacare spending in the next two years". The draft appears to seek to reduce the impact on Americans who stood to lose the most under the House version. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead", Trump tweeted late Thursday. Lawmakers should have a genuine goal. You would pay a 20 percent tax rate on all of your gains instead of 23.8 percent on some of them.

Gorenstein: Well, much of it's going to be returned to the wealthiest Americans and in the form of tax cuts.

What they'll have done will hurt many, many people - tens of millions, ultimately. The nation, not just Louisiana, might have reason to regret that Cassidy's experience as a physician and teacher in the old Charity hospital system was not included in the Senate leadership's team on the new bill.

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