"Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm", he added.
"[The Senate bill] would phase out the expansion of Medicaid that lots of states signed onto to give more people health care, beginning in 2020, and make deeper cuts after that", says Zwillich. It contains some key differences from the version the House passed last month.
The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House's but differs in key ways. "I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid", Senator Dean Heller, his party's most vulnerable incumbent in the 2018 elections, said of his constituents.
Unlike the GOP health care bill, however, Obamacare went through multiple committee hearings in the House and Senate, though Republicans still complained that the bill was a "jammed-through, backroom deal". So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a hastily written health care bill as an eventual boon.
"Without insurance I don't know what I'm going to do".
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"The chaos the Republican Party is wrecking across our health care system won't just be felt in our insurance markets but in doctor's offices, ER's and clinics across the state of in", says Myers.
The S.C. Hospital Association, which represents more than 60 hospitals across the state, issued a public statement Friday explaining that the proposed Medicaid cuts "will shift financial pressure to the state and force state policy makers to choose between raising additional state revenue or taking funding from other essential state services".