Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid So-Called 'Death Spiral'

He also signalled that last-minute changes were coming to win enough support for passage. She described herself as a "master legislator" and an "astute leader".

"We're going to pay for it one way or another; there are no free lunches", she said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Officials with the conservative USA political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.

President Donald Trump continued his attacks on congressional Democrats on Twitter Monday, saying: "The Democrats have become nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS, they have no policies or ideas".

Trump's optimism comes amid the public opposition of five Republican senators so far to the Senate Republican plan that would scuttle much of former US President Barack Obama's health law.

Moderates are anxious their party's approach to healthcare would kick too many people off their insurance plans after Obamacare expanded coverage to millions of Americans since it was enacted seven years ago.

"Small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation", he wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

"He's the leader, and the Republicans are supposed to be governing right now", said fellow Kentuckian GOP Rep. James Comer.

'Healthcare is a very complicated subject from the standpoint you move it this way and this group and this group doesn't like it, you move it a little bit over here, you have a very narrow path, and honestly nobody can be totally happy.

Johnson's Democratic counterpart representing Wisconsin, Sen. He is seeking to push a final package through the Senate before the July 4 recess.

"I just don't know whether the votes will be there by the end of the week", said Moran, R-Kan., during an interview on "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

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As premium costs rise, more healthy people drop out, which causes costs to rise even further.

"They're doing the same old Washington thing, throwing more money at the problem". That message was at odds with Trump's Rose Garden celebration after the bill cleared the House, when he told lawmakers it was a "great plan".

Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers' political network are condemning the Senate Republican health care bill as insufficiently conservative.

"I don't see anything other than a reduction in the growth of spending", Johnson said.

The Senate is now considering a new version of the bill, which has faced fierce criticism from politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Some senators say they have doubts about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, expected as soon as Monday.

Sandoval, a Republican who accepted Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in his state, said about 210,000 Nevadans gained health coverage under the law. Based on the rules for the budget reconciliation process the GOP Senate is using to try to pass the bill, the BCRA has to decrease the federal deficit by at least the same amount as the House version, $133 billion, over 10 years.

Paul, who previously worked as an ophthalmologist, said GOP leaders were "promising too much" by stating the bill would drive down premiums.

In Oregon, lawmakers this week passed a health care tax meant to fix a $1.4 billion, two-year budget deficit attributed largely to Medicaid expansion costs.

'We have a very good plan, and we have a few people that are, I think you could say modestly, they're not standing on the roof and screaming, they want to get some points, I think they'll get some points'. "We've got to fix the unmitigated disaster that is Obamacare".

McConnell chose to keep the bill close, writing it in secret with a close circle of aides and eschewing committee hearings, despite grumbling from fellow Republicans. "But I think they're going to get there", Trump told "Fox and Friends".

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