What's next on health care draft in Congress

Some of those lawmakers could eventually change their stances after potential amendments to the plan. The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals.

Nevada, like most states, expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, announced Friday he can't support the plan because it rolls back Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and puts federal funding limits on the program. It contains some key differences from the version the House passed last month.

Heller, a Republican who is up for re-election in 2018, is the Democrats' top target in the upcoming cycle.

"There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said.

Jan Brewer urged Congress on Thursday to find a way to save the Medicaid expansion that is outlined under the Affordable Care Act.

Nevertheless, she told reporters in Albuquerque, a replacement plan must protect "the most vulnerable in our state" without raising costs on families and small businesses. That's what I want.

The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law, such as specific health services insurers must now cover.

Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Thursday, unveiling a proposal to slash taxes, rollback Medicaid spending, and end "Obamacare's" individual mandate requiring most Americans to have health coverage.

Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid, said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision.

The former President argued that he fought for the ACA "for more than a year" alongside "thousands upon thousands of Americans" because "we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course".

Sen. Johnson sat down with NBC26 Friday morning and said he's pushing back on what he calls an "artificial deadline" because he needs more time to make an informed decision. "Well, they're also four good guys, four friends of mine, and I think that they'll probably get there", he said. Democratic Senator Al Franken says its a bad bill adding it's "hurting kids, it's hurting the disabled, it's hurting the elderly".

But tweaks to appease the four conservatives could alienate Heller and other moderates, or vice versa.

So the president's dream of getting an Obamacare repeal-replacement bill passed anytime soon is nearly certainly on hold.

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