Paul Ryan: 'Rescue Mission' is Underway for Health Care

Lauren Perry
May 20, 2017

"The Republican health plan provides families with more choices, better coverage, and lower premiums", the spot says, describing the plan as one that eliminates "expensive mandates" and protects people with pre-existing conditions - a sticking point of the health care debate. Ryan argued that "we would spell disaster for ourselves, politically. if we go back on our word".

But Collins said she thinks the upper chamber will "come up with a whole new fresh approach that solves the legitimate flaws that do exist with the [Affordable Care Act]. but it will keep some benefits of the ACA". "We're going to draft our own bill, and I'm convinced that we're going to take the time to do it right". Some senators have already made clear that they intend to make major changes to the bill, which passed Thursday.

CBO's analysis highlighted an $880 billion cut to Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled, which Price sought to cast as a way to give states more leeway to experiment with the program. The ad will focus on key elements of the American Health Care Act and thank Ryan and fellow Republicans for "keeping their promise" on the health care issue, the group said.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on Senate Republicans to reject the U.S. House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the measure a "cruel and risky bill", that would leave millions of Americans "stranded without the health care they need".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the architect of the bill, claimed that Republicans had received two CBO scores for the current bill during his appearance on ABC's "This Week".

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump to nominate two energy regulators More than one-third of Americans oppose GOP healthcare bill What moderate GOP senators want in ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Ky.) on Monday signaled that the upper chamber would take its time on legislation for reforming the USA healthcare system".

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday firmly defended health care legislation passed in the House this week against charges that people who have pre-existing conditions could see their insurance premiums rise under some circumstances, NBC News reported. He should make sure the questions we asked above are answered affirmatively and, if he has an open mind toward improving rather than defeating the measure, Republicans should hear him out.

"Republican senators will not let the American people down!" he tweeted from his home in central New Jersey, where he spent a long weekend.

"We think we need to do even more support for people who are older", he acknowledged. "Nobody dies because they don't have access to health care".

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