BREAKING: Senate Republicans release NEW Healthcare Bill; Here’s EVERYTHING we know…

Moments ago, Senate Republicans released a new and REVISED Healthcare bill to improve upon the House bill that was passed over a month ago.

Sadly, Republicans are STILL not unified on this bill. Mitch McConnell released the draft just a few hours ago, but now Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and other Republicans are speaking out against the bill.

Here’s what is the bill is proposing to do (via Brietbart):

  • Repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate and repeal most of its taxes except for the “Cadillac tax” on premium health care plans.
  • Keep Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion until 2020. In 2021, Medicaid expansion would phase out the expansion over three years, ending in 2024. The plan would limit Medicaid spending with per capita caps, or states can decide to adopt block grants for Medicaid spending. Medicaid would grow at a slower rate starting in 2025.
  • Allow states to adopt waivers for many of Obamacare’s health insurance regulations, similar to the House’s state waiver program.
  • Retain Obamacare’s cost-sharing program through 2019, after which health insurers can no longer receive the subsidies.
  • Allow states to impose work requirements for able-bodied adults without children, or Americans with disabilities.
  • Exempt children with complex medical needs from the per capita caps on Medicaid spending.
  • Provide $15 billion for a “State Stabilization Fund” to help lower the price of premiums and increase health coverage for 2018 and 2019. The fund would also provide $10 billion a year in 2020 and 2021.
  • Prevent Americans from using subsidies to purchase health plans that cover abortions and will eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.

Like we said above, a few Republican senators are NOT happy with it.

Here’s a breaking press release from Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson & Mike Lee:

Here’s the text of the press release (if you’re unable to see the Tweet above):

WASHINGTON – Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday responding to the release of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017:

“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. There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”

Senator Johnson said that this bill is “Definitely not repealing ObamaCare”:

As of right now, there are already 4 “NO Votes” on the Bill, and Republicans can only afford to lose 2:

What do you think about this bill? Do you think it will be negotiated?

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