Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill

Republican leaders will need the support of at least 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans to ensure passage of the bill this time.

Lee accused Senate GOP leaders of hijacking the drafting process, saying the long-awaited legislation is "being written by a small handful of staffers for members of the Republican leadership in the Senate".

"Everything about it turned the American people off - that's not the way to operate", McConnell continued. The Democrats cried foul that the Republicans were deliberately stalling the bill to make the changes that Trump wants, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY saying: "House Republicans are considering using a procedural excuse to hide what they're really doing: covering for a president who has been far too soft on Russian Federation".

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Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he wanted to read the bill and discuss it with constituents before he votes.

Between the lines: One reason Medicaid limits are no slam dunk for Republicans in the Senate may be that not all Republicans view it as welfare: 46% see it as insurance, just as most Democrats and Independents do. They unanimously oppose the GOP bill but lack the votes to defeat it.

"I've never heard of a more radical or a more reckless process", said Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Chris Coons, D-Del., Sen.

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But some Republican senators who were supposed to help write the bill have even been critical of the process. An industry source said that fact is making at least some insurers look more favorably on the legislation.

Disapproval of the Republican healthcare bill is on the rise, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. By contrast, 16 percent of GOP voters said they disapproved of the legislation just days before it passed the House on May 4, according to a Morning Consult poll conducted April 27-30. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. "These are merely the first steps we're prepared to take in order to shine a light on this shameful Trumpcare bill and reveal to the public the GOP's true intentions: to give the uber-wealthy a tax break while making middle class Americans pay more for less health care coverage".

The CBO analysis of the House-passed bill concluded it would deprive 23 million people health insurance they would otherwise maintain if Obamacare stayed in place through the coming decade.

The GOP was able to include in a 2015 repeal bill that was vetoed by then President Barack Obama the language that would prohibit federal funding from going to abortion providers for one year largely on the grounds that it could affect other businesses besides Planned Parenthood. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said during a call with reporters on Tuesday that the proposed Medicaid cuts would come at a time when opioid addiction is increasing and taking more lives.

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said that the legislation should be debated "in the open".

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