Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

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A group of Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the timeline for getting such a bill passed this year continues to wind down. States like Nevada would feel the pain even sooner, as the bill would completely eliminate Obamacare's federal funding for the Medicaid expansion starting in 2020.

Republicans have been searching for eight months now to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"If you want a single payer health care system, this is your worst nightmare", says Graham. More Dems back "Medicare for All" bill Tax reform has potential to solve the housing affordability crisis Dems call for ObamaCare hearings in the House MORE (R-Texas) to hold bipartisan hearings on stabilizing ObamaCare markets.

The goal, according to Cassidy, is to "equalize" federal spending per patient between states that receive extra Medicaid dollars through Obamacare and those that do not.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) departs after a classified briefing on the airstrikes launched against the Syrian military, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2017. Dean Heller and Wisconsin Sen.

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Republicans' last attempt in July to overturn Obamacare fell one vote short in the Senate in a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It is likely that they would also protest this bill.

"Utah senator Mike Lee and other conservatives have (correctly) pointed to Obamacare's regulations related to pre-existing conditions as the main reason why health insurance premiums have risen so dramatically under Obamacare". Graham-Cassidy defunds Planned Parenthood and redirects the money to community health centers. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, and Tom Udall of New Mexico all plan to attend Sanders announcement Wednesday. It gives patients a voice in health care [that] they'll never have through a single-payer health care system.

"With Heller and Trump repeatedly trying to take this away, all they're doing is giving more insecurity to the insurance companies, more insecurity to people that rely on the ACA and Medicaid", Merlino said. Hardworking folks like my husband and I do what we need to do to make ends meet. "I've been involved in a lot of things in the last 20 years", Graham said. Paul. You should trust Matt Bevin to deliver health care, state run health care vs. with Washington run healthcare.

The 23-page bill will be sent to the Congressional Budget Office to be analyzed and to determine its cost and its impact on the national debt.