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CBO: 22M would lose insurance under GOP health care bill
24 July 2017, 02:10 | Anita Wise
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John McCain's (R-Ariz.) health crisis, which appears likely to keep him away from Capitol Hill for some time, and which will make it that much more hard for Republicans to pull together 50 votes for a regressive and unpopular piece of legislation.
Consider what has happened just since Monday.
I know that the Russian Federation investigations are charging ahead, with Capitol Hill appearances by members of President Donald Trump's inner circle scheduled for next week.
President Donald Trump likely can't avoid his share of the blame for the latest setback on the Republican health care bill, despite his efforts to do so.
SenateGOP leadership amended the BCRA after a revolt from Republican senators. He votes Republican, but says with his party in control of Washington, "they should act like grown-ups".
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had indicated he was prepared to stick a fork in the Republican bill and move on to other issues including overhauling the tax code. I thought Republicans' attempts to repeal Obamacare crashed and burned a few days ago. That plan died a couple hours later, felled by three GOP women: Sens.
With a 52-48 majority, McConnell can only afford to lose two GOP senators, which would allow Vice President Mike Pence break a tie.
The number of people who are uninsured would increase by 17 million in 2018, compared with the number under current law.
Thirty-seven percent said they or their families would be made worse off by the GOP proposals.
The real Rory McIlroy stands up to be counted
If he was able to climb the table, McIlroy must a to his younger brother, JP Fitzgerald, who is at his side for almost a decade. He played those holes in 2 under and took the lead, overcoming a bogey at the 13th hole by holing an eagle putt at the 15th.
Despite being called "repeal and delay", his bill immediately repeals some parts of the ACA, including requirements that individuals have insurance coverage or pay a penalty and that mid-size and large employers offer affordable coverage to full-time employees. On the other hand, the federal deficit would drop by $473 billion.
That provision, sponsored by Sen.
Those costs could soar even further under another provision of the bill that would allow insurers to offer slimmed down health plans that don't offer the basic set of health benefits now mandated by Obamacare, such as prescription drugs, maternity care and mental health services.
Experts say the amendment basically amounts to a high-risk pool, forcing those with pre-existing conditions to purchase more expensive ACA-compliant plans while offering cheaper plans that cover very little to now healthy individuals.
Are there enough votes for either plan?
. While senators left the meeting saying they are making progress, some holdouts were uncertain of the next steps. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) - as a way to get him on board.
McConnell said Wednesday that the procedural vote would go through despite objections from three moderate senators, Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
The repeal bill also would double insurance premiums in the individual plan market and leave up to three-quarters of the United States without an insurer selling such plans by 2026. This makes passage even more improbable.
"We don't have a clear determination as to what it is that we would be voting for", Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, told reporters when asked if she would support a procedural vote to open debate on a healthcare plan.
"Who knows?" he shrugged as the doors of his elevator closed.
British Open at a glance
They had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey and Charl Schwartzel on a day that started nasty and ended with 39 players breaking par. One small lapse, but one that can be costly for a player who has earned almost $40 million yet has never won a major.
Spieth seizes control but McIlroy stays in hunt
In order to contend for his first claret jug, Johnson knows he'll need to go even lower on Sunday at Royal Birkdale. Still, a 72 was a better-than-average score on the day and good enough to keep him in the top-10.
Chris Froome set to claim fourth Tour de France victory
The Briton is guaranteed to finish on top of the podium in Paris on Sunday after sailing through the time trial on Saturday. American Lance Armstrong won seven Tour titles from 1999-2005 but was later stripped of them for doping.
Spieth in front after second round at The Open
Then, it turned out, a missing piece to the puzzle of winning the Claret Jug came on the practice ground ahead of his first round. It was the second round this week that Spieth kept bogeys off his card, and this time he really didn't come close to one.
Chris Froome still has the edge in Tour de France
Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten began 43sec clear of Lizzie Deignan of Britain after winning the opening stage by the margin. The logic would be the same place Bardet behind Uran , separated from the French by a difference of just 6 seconds.
Kyrie Irving reportedly wants trade out of Cleveland
Due to National Basketball Association rules, Miami cannot trade any players it signed this off-season until December. LeBron James is being described as "blindsided and disappointed" according to further reporting by Brian Windhorst.