Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

Nevada also expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the Senate bill would phase out that expansion starting in 2020. He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood, impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits.

The four men - Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky - issued a joint statement in which they said they are willing to negotiate before the full Senate considers the controversial health care bill.

"Much like the House Republican healthcare bill, this is a repulsive scam perpetrated against the American people", Higgins said.

Speaking at a press conference in his home state Friday, Heller was the first Republican senator to come out swinging against the Better Care Reconciliation Act, while at least seven others have expressed reservations but indicated they're open to negotiations.

Go here for a helpful comparison of the Senate bill with that of the House of Representatives and with Obamacare.

Senators are likely to have only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the 142-page bill, which was unveiled on Thursday. The estimate was released Friday by Arizona's Medicaid agency, which analyzed the effects of the legislation on the state health insurance program for low-income people. Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller. "You have to protect Medicaid expansion states", the senator said. The House already passed its version of a repeal-and-replace bill last month.

"I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill".

"It should scare every American that the Senate plans to vote on this bill without understanding the true ramifications".

LISA DESJARDINS: The Congressional Budget Office says it will have its analysis of the bill by early next week.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

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