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Cassidy managed to slip in extra funding for his state.

Alaska and four other sparsely populated states could be shielded from major cuts to Medicaid through 2026. Trump noted this Tuesday morning, mentioning Sen.

Top Republicans added billions of extra dollars and eased coverage requirements to their effort to repeal the Obama health care law, as party leaders labored Monday to stave off defeat in a Senate showdown this week. Essentially, Obamacare funding would be converted into block grants distributed to the states so that they could set up their own health care plans and Medicaid would be regulated with spending caps. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said that his opinion hadn't changed despite the updated bill.

Cruz says he doesn't think Utah GOP Sen. No Democrats support the bill. A Lee aide did not immediately answer a request for comment.

"If you or a loved one suffers from a pre-existing medical condition, this bill should scare you", said Brad Woodhouse, Campaign Director for Protect Our Care.

On Monday, President Trump expressed frustration that Republicans had talked for years about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but had failed to deliver now that a Republican was in the White House.

The bill, backed by Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of SC, is opposed by doctors, hospitals and health insurers.

"If the hearing is going to devolve into a sideshow or a forum for simply putting partisan points on the board, there's absolutely no reason for us to be here", Hatch said.

Sen. Jerry Moran has said he is undecided on the bill.

The Senate must vote by Saturday in order to use a parliamentary procedure that allows the chamber to pass the bill with 50 votes, instead of 60.

Republicans then attempted, once quiet was restored, to unravel the criticism levied against the latest plan put forth by Sens. She had previously indicated she was likely to vote no but said she would withhold a final judgment until after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis.

The committee is considering health care legislation by Sens. But the legislation appears in jeopardy of falling short of the necessary votes. Over time, federal expenditures on Medicaid could grow more slowly than health care costs, shifting responsibility for those bills to state governments or patients themselves. Some of that federal money would be repackaged as block grants for the states.

Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the Senate and can only lose two votes. Rand Paul, R-Ky., another "no" vote, reportedly wasn't swayed by the new numbers. The president said McConnell was "not, polling-wise, the most popular guy in this country".

When the doors to the hearing opened, police said there would be room for just seven wheelchairs, despite the many disabled activists waiting in line. Lisa Murkowski will swing behind the latest bill to undo "Obamacare" to save the bill in the Senate. "Our focus should be on repairing the many flaws in the" Affordable Care Act. Some states, typically those that didn't expand Medicaid, would get more funding, while others would get less.

Collins, McCain and Paul have each voiced separate, fundamental problems with either the bill's content or the repeal process as a whole.

The legislation would eliminate Obama's expansion of Medicaid and the subsidies the law provides millions of people to reduce their premiums and out of pocket costs.

Susan Collins announced Monday that she will oppose the bill, authored by South Carolina Sen. McCain represents Arizona, and Paul represents Kentucky.

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