There was a lot of news today about the Senate healthcare bill and the bill got mixed reviews. One goal of the the plan is to lower premiums but some on the right say it is Obamacare light and others on the left say it has no heart – referring to what President Trump said about the House bill.
According to The New York Times, The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment.
President Obama said on Facebook the bill is a transfer of wealth from the middle class to the rich.
Jonathon Gruber, the architect of Obamacare said via a Fox News interview, it takes Obamacare and makes it worse. He added that there should be more time to debate the bill .
NPR has a comprehensive chart of Obamacare versus the House and Senate bills.
ABC News reports four Republican Senators are not ready to vote for the bill and Rand Paul told MSNBC that working together gives them more leverage and they are open to compromising if the bill is modified to reduce regulations which would bring down the cost of healthcare
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