Senate Republicans have dropped plans to provide a tax break for health-insurance executives' pay in a revised health-care bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has sent to the Congressional Budget Office, according to a Republican aide familiar with the plan.
The Senate is set Thursday to unveil an updated version of the bill to repeal the health care law.
Seven years Republicans have been whining and complaining about the Affordable Care Act, saying that they want to replace it with something else, and they couldn't come up with a replacement bill.
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"I don't even want to talk about it because I think it would be very bad", Trump said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. "That's part of the reason that we've had such feeble growth since the severe recession is because of all of these taxes and all of the regulatory policies". Critics say it will cause costs for people with pre-existing conditions who need more services to rise sharply, undermining protections in place for them.
"Instead of having a one-size-fits-all solution from Washington, we should return dollars back to the states to address each individual state's health-care needs", Graham said in releasing the plan. Trump initially cheered the passage of that bill at a White House rally, but since has called it "mean" and lobbied the Senate to approve an overhaul with "heart". "Now we have a president that's waiting to sign it", he said.
"We should not be surprised if people are irritated with the Republican majority when we have been promising, and we do not deliver", Sen. Moderate Republican senators such as Rob Portman (R-OH), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Susan Collins (R-ME) oppose the cuts to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, although it remains unclear what changes Senate leadership would have to make to have them vote for the BCRA. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) consumer choice amendment.
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House repeal legislation, which narrowly passed in March, and the original version of the Senate bill would jettison the investment income tax in 2017 and the Medicare payroll tax in 2023.
It was not immediately clear whether the changes would attract enough votes to pass the legislation, which Republicans are calling the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
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