"If our Republican colleagues were proud of this bill, there'd be a brass band down the middle of Fifth Avenue and every street in America", said Schumer, the Senate's minority leader.

The Senate bill puts the burden back on states to make up the cost, something that could be tough in Colorado, where voters have to approve all tax increases.

The Republican vote on the bill could come down to that assessment in question which would determine aspects such as how many citizens stand to lose their insurance coverage, how the premiums would be impacted, and its effect on the federal budget deficit. She's set to appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

Former President Barack Obama criticized a Republican Senate bill proposed Thursday that would repeal and replace parts of his signature Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, calling the measure bad for Americans and saying that it has "fundamental meanness" at its core.

Cassidy, who spent much of his medical career working for Louisiana's charity hospital system, has said he has problems with the bill that won House passage.

Despite the misgivings of some GOP lawmakers, Trump administration officials have voiced optimism that the Senate bill will pass.

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I applaud Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, of NY, in opposing the Senate health care bill just produced by a closed-door panel of Republican senators.

The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people. It allows parents keep their children on their policies until age 26 and requires insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions.

"Every indication suggests that the plan unveiled by Senate Republicans yesterday will be even more devastating to New Jersey than the mean-spirited unpopular bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year".

Obamacare has been credited with expanding health coverage to many more Americans. "It would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it".

Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act. He said Friday he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped, final version of it. He said the changes he is seeking to the bill would go in the opposite direction of those sought by other current "no" votes - conservative hard-liners including Texas Sen.

Heller said he can't support a bill "that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". But he said "it's going to be very hard to get me to a "yes" on the bill.


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