Friday, June 23, 2017
Hostile Reaction Foretells Uphill Climb for GOP Health Bill
(Lifezette) The long-awaited Senate proposal to replace Obamacare drew rebukes Thursday, ranging from criticism of the process that produced it to complaints that it would fail to reduce health care costs.
And that was just the Republican reaction.
It is a sign that shepherding the Senate health bill will be anything but smooth sailing for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has little margin for error since his party can afford to lose only two votes.
McConnell touted the bill's benefits on the Senate floor. He said it would give more flexibility to states, expand health savings accounts, roll back taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act, and make insurance more affordable.
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