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Everybody has better healthcare than the USA, says Trump

19 May 2017

Trump called the bill as "a great plan and I think it will get even better", saying a couple of times - "Make no mistake: this is a repeal and replace of Obamacare".

"This is a repeal and a replace of Obamacare". Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader, speaking at an unrelated news conference, also criticized the new health care bill, saying he was concerned the measure would make it more hard for Americans with pre-existing health conditions to find affordable coverage.

On Thursday, when Republicans passed the bill with 217 votes, Blackburn issued a statement explaining her yes vote.

The spot directs viewers to call a number that connects to the Capitol switchboard.

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The bill now moves to the Senate, whose members are likely to demand substantial changes.

Cost is something that is weighing heavily on everyone's minds as the health care debate continues and it's the reason many lawmakers are supporting or opposing the current plan. It would cut the Medicaid program for low-income people and let states impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

After seven years of campaign promises and dozens of show votes, Republicans finally succeeded in passing a health care bill that has a chance of becoming law. Taxes on richer segments that supported part of the subsidies in Obamacare have been removed.

In the wake of passage of the House health care bill, Americans are expressing fear that people already sick won't be able to get affordable insurance. Because the new bill also dismantles a mandate detailing essential benefits that must be covered, many could end up with much less comprehensive coverage, which may not cover all of their expenses.

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"We need 50 votes and there are 52 of us", he said.

"Not only would the AHCA eliminate health insurance coverage for millions of Americans, the legislation would, in many cases, eliminate the ban against charging those with underlying medical conditions vastly more for their coverage", Dr. Andrew W. Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, warned in a statement Wednesday, May 3. "Make no mistake about this", said President Donald Trump. But sharing the podium with President Trump was Seema Verma, Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services, who played a key role in drafting the legislation.

"Progressives are going to hang this around the necks of every one of those Republicans", said Angel Padilla, co-founder of the liberal group Indivisible. Next year's midterm elections will be telling. While the GOP bill hasn't yet been studied by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, a similar bill proposed by Republicans previously was projected to cause around 24 million Americans to lose health insurance without lowering any costs.

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Everybody has better healthcare than the USA, says Trump