Less than one-third of Americans support it, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

Of the four conservatives, Paul has always been seen as the least likely to end up voting for the bill.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a statement: "We can't believe this needs to be said, but it's not okay to drag people out of wheelchairs when they're protesting legislation". Even President Trump - who is single-mindedly obsessed with repealing Obamacare - said that the new bill should be less "mean" than the AHCA.

"The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance", Roy says. His office said Friday the senator had no further comment for now. Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well.

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As lawmakers decide whether to support the Senate healthcare bill, agencies and patients who may be impacted by cuts and changes to the Affordable Care Act brace for the worst. Giving in too much to conservatives will lose him moderate votes. "He may or may not succeed, he probably doesn't have the votes right now, but even if he doesn't have the votes right now, he can make deals to get there".

The way Young sees it, McConnell's message to his party should be: "You're not all going to get what you want". The American Psychiatrists Association, American Lung Association, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and March of Dimes were among the other groups to make statements denouncing the bill. Washington will pay 90% of the extra costs for these Medicaid clients the first year and 80% every year after. Like all entitlements, the program's costs ballooned as health care became more expensive.

Menendez gave his remarks at the Newark Community Health Center, a federally-funded health clinic where over 60 percent of patients rely on Medicaid to fund treatment. The bill would also bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions. That likely would end the program in MI, one of eight states that expanded Medicaid with the caveat that the expansion would end if federal funding declined.

Heller, on the other hand, had expanded the Medicaid program under the Obamacare and as a result, hundreds of thousands of Nevadans came to heavily depend on it in the last few years. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor". If it passes, it moves back to the House, where it can either be voted on as is, or a conference committee would be used to resolve differences. Durbin. Durbin called the Republican Senate plan meaner than the House version. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.