Collins and a group of other Senate Republicans had already expressed concerns about the original version of the House bill, initially floated in March. President Trump lost Valadao's district by over 15 percent. He said he was particularly anxious about proposed cuts to Medicaid, including funds for treating people with opioid drug problems.
A moderate Republican, Sen. The bill has provoked widespread condemnation as hospital associations, consumers and insurers have said the new proposals would make health care less affordable.
He said: "Thank you Mr Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go".
However, he also seemed to make a point of giving the Senate time to make changes, despite Trump's strong desire to fulfill his campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare.
Now that it's looking like the GOP healthcare bill may come into law, these are some of the things you should know about it. He said something needed to be done about Obamacare. But that means they can lose just two GOP senators assuming Democrats uniformly oppose scrapping Obama's signature domestic achievement. No. 3 Senate GOP leader John Thune of South Dakota is working on a plan to skew the bill's tax subsidies more toward lower-income people.
Yet now that the Republicans control Congress, they haven't learned from this history at all.
Mr. Trump in particular has been spreading misinformation and lies about health care, arguing that the legislation would lower costs while guaranteeing that people with pre-existing health conditions could get affordable health insurance.
Consider what the big hang-up for everybody was in considering this bill: pre-existing conditions. "Now that the bill is law, the American people are finding out that what's in it is completely contrary to what they were promised".
But he's defending the House version anyway.
The Trump administration on Thursday landed the first mortal blow on Obamacare, the national healthcare law that affects every American and almost a fifth of the national economy, with the Republican-majority House of Representatives voting for a new legislation to replace the Democrats' signal achievement.
"As long as we can throw someone with a pre-existing condition into a high-risk pool, we can say that they're covered", Slavitt said.
Both spoke on ABC's "This Week".
According to NBC News, the bill would allow states to seek waivers from the Affordable Care Act rule that required health plans to charge people the same amount regardless of whether they have a preexisting condition.
Instead, Republicans rammed through passage of a bill they didn't even read, without subjecting it to analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
"It is too early to say the impact the bill will have on our organization as we anticipate changes proposed in the Senate", Meghan Compton, chief legal counsel, said in a statement.
Collins may be one of the only Senate Republicans who wants to keep Planned Parenthood funding, but she is one of only 52 Senate Republicans.
Collins cited concerns about potential higher costs to older Americans and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
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