Estes got only a smattering of applause when he mentioned passage of a House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he was speaking to a Republican audience.
I urge the public to contact their US senators and Senate leadership and demand public discussion on health care legislation. Republican leaders in the Senate have said they will attempt to revise the bill to make it more appealing. The Senate bill's provisions include a health care tax cut for corporations, significant reductions in Medicaid spending and tax credits to offset the cost of health care. Of the 1,348,300 North Carolinians projected by the Center for American Progress to "lose" coverage under the Senate plan, 638,900 would no longer be enrolled in Medicaid.
In a March statement, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) said the AHCA would fix a lot of problems he sees in Obamacare. America's uninsured rate has dropped to its lowest point in 50 years, millions more Americans have access to a doctor and do not risk financial ruin when they get sick or injured.
The battle we fight today should be about expanding coverage to millions more, not deciding how much coverage we should take away from people who already have it.
In 1961, the Republican Party's standard bearer Ronald Reagan said that no one should go without healthcare for lack of funds.
"The American public resoundingly rejects this healthcare bill because it's blatantly cruel and mean, especially to the 22 million people who would lose coverage", said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Murphy added "If you're planning on having a baby or a loved one has a history of mental illness or addiction, insurance companies could once again deny you coverage".
Ernest said she hopes Alabama's U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Luther Strange will vote "no" on the bill as it now stands.
Supporters of single -payer health care march in Kingston, N.Y., on June 30. "Daines to think about the people of Montana and think less about politics and do the right thing for the people he represents", said Todd Wampler, a family practice physician at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena.
Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee are on the prowl to pass healthcare without the protections for pre-existing conditions, putting them sideways with McConnell, whose understanding was the pair would support that if other Obamacare measures were repealed, The Hill reported.