Not 'that far off' from passing health-care overhaul

"In this form I will not support it", he said.

Another thing the Senate credits do is that they go down to more poor people, but the credits themselves will be smaller.

He tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that he has "a hard time" believing that his constituents or even he "will have enough time to properly evaluate" the measure.

Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition.

Republicans have been saying for seven years that they want to repeal Obamacare, so I can hardly pretend to be surprised that they're doing it after winning the 2016 election.

Without significant changes in the proposal, the senator said he'll vote with Democrats to block it from reaching the Senate floor.

Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz speaks out on the Senate's latest version of the health care bill that would replace Obamacare. He needs the support of at least 50 of the 52 Republican senators.

Senator Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican who has not taken a formal stance on the bill, expressed her concern that cuts to Medicaid would affect it deeply. Centrist Republicans and medical organizations said the bill would leave millions of Americans without health care or with fewer benefits and would cut Medicaid by $800 billion. Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well.

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"I think right now - with President [Donald] Trump's shocking upset of the establishment still fresh in our minds - would be a good time for Congress to add a new ingredient to its legislative sausage: a dash of humility".

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold a vote on the bill before the July 4th recess, most likely next Thursday. If they make it better for moderates, the conservatives will peel off. "Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what's really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did".

The president reportedly suggested the House bill was mean in a meeting with Republican senators last Tuesday, CNN reported, later confirming he had used the phrase in the interview with Fox and Friends.

We're going to have to see what the Congressional Budget Office says about what this would do the insurance system and what it would do the federal deficit.

Senate leaders last week unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, the landmark health reforms of Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday to mobilise support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

Sandoval, a Republican who accepted Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in his state, said about 210,000 Nevadans gained health coverage under the law.

Some Democrats are holding events this weekend to stand up against the bill.

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