Disability Services Threatened Under Proposed Cuts To Medicaid

Claudine Rigal
Juin 26, 2017

ABC News reporter Mariam Khan tweeted pictures of the police removing the protesters with a caption: "Blood on the floor outside of Leader Mcconnell's office as protestors are physically being removed".

Paul says that he and the other senators are "definitely open to negotiation" but that they need to make their opposition clear in order to ensure negotiations happen.

U.S. Capitol Police arrested dozens of people protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill on Thursday. The bill would cut funds to Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood for one year, and repeal taxes on wealthy Americans that were used to fund healthcare for less affluent Americans.

Organizers are confident that their efforts could help derail a Republican health care bill with shockingly low approval ratings given enough time and media attention, but worry that McConnell's condensed schedule will prevent them from doing so.

The objective, according to an ADAPT press release, was to "dramatise the deaths" they say the American Health Care Act will cause.

If three Republican Senators oppose this bill today, it will be one of the fastest crash and burns in legislative history. And they will have even less time to consider the Congressional Budget Office's score of the bill - and dramatic headlines of what it means for Americans' health care coverage - once it's released early next week.

In 2009, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said, "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it".

He leaned on his relationship with Vice President Joe Biden, especially in the 2013 fiscal bill, after which Democrats like former Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada griped that Biden gave McConnell too much.

The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people.

Already conservative GOP Sens.

Of course, every member of Congress has their health care paid for by the government. Consumers purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace would get less-generous tax credits, tax penalties would no longer apply when people don't buy insurance and larger companies don't offer it to their employees. Republicans hope to hold a vote next week.

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