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Where Republican US senators stand on healthcare bill

The plan would repeal Obamacare taxes, restructure subsidies to insurance customers that are based on their incomes and phase out Medicaid's expansion program.

Sen. Johnson is among a small group of Republican senators who announced their opposition to the bill after it was made public Thursday.

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is created to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form.

Underscoring the sensitivity of the bill, Sen.

Further, this legislative scheme that will take away health care for millions of Americans is being supported by a bunch of Senate Republicans whose health care coverage is guaranteed by the taxpayer. He said governors have been left out of discussions when they'll have to "deal with the terrifying reality of deep cuts to Medicaid", which he said would force Pennsylvania to scale back the low-income health care program that added 700,000 Pennsylvanians under the Obamacare expansion or make cuts to other state programs.

"We anticipate it will be hundreds of thousands of Oregonians that will be stripped of health care under this proposal in order to get a tax break for wealthy Americans", said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat.

The recent rally in hospital and HMO stocks means the Senate Republicans' health-care bill will not pass, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday.

Through that expansion, millions have gained coverage. That program is jointly funded by the states and the federal government.

"It maintains severe cuts to Medicaid, raises costs for seniors, and denies access to coverage for those who desperately need substance abuse treatment", said Manchin.

The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law, such as specific health services insurers must now cover.

House Republicans barely managed to muster enough votes with a series of last-minute amendments before the chamber passed a highly criticized Obamacare replacement plan last month.

Instead of enrolling childless adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level, nearly entirely at federal expense, Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature limited Medicaid coverage to adults at or below the poverty line.

The lobbying group is waiting to see the analysis of the bill's impact on spending and insurance coverage from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, expected next week. He predicted that his call for a preservation of Medicaid expansion would lose the support of the more conservative senators from non-expansion states in the GOP Senate conference. "And now the Senate doubling down on that I think means, it's extra mean".

He downplayed funding concerns, saying the bill would provide the same share of funding as for the traditional Medicaid program.

Just hours after McConnell released the 142-page legislation on Thursday, four conservatives said they opposed it.

"It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday.

"Everywhere we turn, we're being penalized in this legislation", he said.

As a military veteran who uses the VA, and as someone who now works in the health care field, I believe a single-payer Medicare-for-all system is the only one that will truly work.

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