Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Trump pushes Senate GOP

Trump pushes Senate GOP

A political group with ties to the House Republican leadership, American Action Network, said Sunday it was buying $500,000 in television time to promote the health care bill.

Instead of just knee-jerk resistance - the format Democrats have chosen in the first 100-plus days of the Trump administration - we implore Casey and other Democrat senators to join in the substantive input needed to improve the bill.

"We're going to draft our bill, and I'm convinced we will take the time to do it right", she said.

NBC News is only aware of one CBO score that the GOP had received for its health care legislation, and that was provided for an older version of the bill that failed to make it to the floor of Congress. The American Hospital Association said the bill would destroy Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor that expanded under the Affordable Care Act.

In his Twitter comment, Trump contended, "ObamaCare premiums and deductibles are way up - it was a lie and it is dead!"

While President Trump and House Republicans celebrated passage of their measure Thursday with a White House Rose Garden event, concerns were already mounting about dying momentum as the more deliberate Senate tries to craft its own ObamaCare replacement plan. It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like prohibiting higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions.

The House bill, passed 217-213, would end the health care law's fines on people who don't buy policies and erase its taxes on health industry businesses and higher-earning people.

The Senate is expected to overhaul the bill as they try coming up with a plan that can muster enough support to clear the upper chamber.

Collins, however, noted that the credits aren't adjusted for variations in income and geographic regions across the U.S. That "really hurts a state like ME, where we have an older population" living in rural areas where health care is more expensive, she said.

The Republican plan would allow insurers to charge sicker people much higher rates than they do for healthy people under Obamacare, which Price defended as "pricing for what peoples' health status is". "The Senate will complete the job". The ad will focus on key elements of the American Health Care Act and thank Ryan and fellow Republicans for "keeping their promise" on the health care issue, the group said.

Americans want problems solved and a broken health care insurance system is one of the biggest ones.

Collins and Ryan appeared on ABC's "This Week" and Priebus was on "Fox News Sunday".

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