Hatch says it may be 'virtually impossible' to pass Obamacare replacement


Hatch says it may be 'virtually impossible' to pass Obamacare replacement

So Hatch then shut the hearing down, saying it would resume when order was restored.

Protesters in wheelchairs shouting: "No cuts to Medicaid". "We're going to lose two or three votes and that's the end of that". The GOP has made promises to scrap the law a high-profile campaign vow for years. He was the third Republican to vote "no", just enough to kill it. Politico says they were "dragged out" by Capitol Police.

Trump apparently appeared on the show - which touts its Christian values on its website - to rally support for Sen. Luther Strange, who faces former chief justice of Alabama Roy Moore in a special Republican primary runoff on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Sen.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released its preliminary analysis into the Graham-Cassidy bill Friday before this update version of the bill was said to be circulated. Paul's opposition would nearly certainly doom the measure. A full day of protests was planned against the repeal bill Monday, including protests from women's health groups, patient advocacy groups, and other progressive groups. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill does not move us closer to that goal. Those are all states where senators have indicated their opposition to the bill. Collins has said one of her major objections to the bill is the weakening of pre-existing condition protections. States that received waivers could allow insurers to sell bare-bones policies that didn't cover everything required under Obamacare.

The changes, unveiled Sunday, come in the wake of Arizona Sen.

"It's time for Democrats to step up" Collins said to reporters.

The revised version would send more money to Alaska, Arizona and ME in a clear effort to win over Murkowski, McCain and Collins.

The Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act has been dealt another blow. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.

The Affordable Care Act obviously needs work, and the continual increase in Medicaid costs is not sustainable. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.

The president did not sound optimistic that the latest bill - championed by Sens.

Under the new bill, Alaska would see a small drop in federal funding, which backers of the bill say would be compensated by the money that it would save on its Medicaid program.