Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

Vice President Mike Pence has made weekly trips to Capitol Hill to meet with senators about the health care bill and said he and the president are "determined before this summer is out" to keep their promise to break up Obamacare.

"As we estimate the cost of the subsidies to buy insurance, we actually believe they may exceed, or at least equal, the subsidies that are under Obamacare", said Paul.

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), seen as a moderate, said Friday that he would not support the Senate version of the bill, telling reporters that the proposal "is simply not the answer".

Now, after days of closed-door meetings where the very sharpest minds in Washington met to hammer out an alternative, we get a legless version of the mean-spirited Obamacare repeal bill the House passed.

Essential Health Benefits: Like the House bill, the Senate bill makes it easy for states to cut essential health benefits, which motivates insurers to offer low-end policies for the working poor that are worthless-but only if you read the fine print.

Darjeeling unrest: Protestors, police clash
The violence began when police raided the homes and offices of members of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), a separatist movement. The GJM wants a new, separate state of "Gorkhaland" carved out of eastern West Bengal state, of which Darjeeling is a part.

The Senate bill calls for phasing out the enhanced federal support for the expansion by 2024.

"What we can do is if they cannot get 50 votes, if they get to impasse, I've been telling leadership for months now I'll vote for a repeal", Paul said.

Others, like Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of OH, have pointed to concerns about the proposal's cuts to Medicaid. He is the most vulnerable Republican senator on the ballot in 2018 in a state that, as a result of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, made 204,000 people (a 90 percent increase) "newly eligible for coverage, a lot of them childless adults who are working but whose employers do not offer health insurance coverage".

Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. "It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday. The Medicaid cuts and the reductions in the subsidies for the exchanges are bad enough, but when coupled with jumbo tax cuts for the rich, the bill would exacerbate Nevada's growing income inequality problem. She says she'd like to see a more open debate. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a run for her money when it comes to inflammatory rhetoric.

Heller, facing a competitive re-election battle next year, said he was opposing the legislation because of the cuts it would make in Medicaid. In 2015, West Virginia had the highest opioid overdose death rate; about 36 out of every 100,000 people in the state died from an opioid overdose that year. "Let's be very clear".

Hamilton claims pole with stunning late lap
Vettel thought Hamilton had slammed the brakes on intentionally - which is known as brake-testing - which Hamilton denied. The red flag came out when Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo hit a wall exiting Turn 6, smashing up his left rear suspension.

Not to be outdone by her fellow Democrats, Clinton said on Friday the Republicans are now the "death party".

"We are doing everything we can to fight this bill, because it's so devastating for the middle class", Schumer told ABC.

Former President Barack Obama, whose signature legislation is the target of GOP repeal efforts, wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that the Republican plan "is not a health care bill".

The ad blitz is "an opportunity to show that groups aligned with Trump's base are ready to go to bat for the president", Politico reports, citing an unnamed source at America First Policies. No one should worry if they can afford or access the care they need to survive.

West Virginians have benefited from other ACA provisions, as well, like protecting people with pre-existing conditions from huge premium hikes, ending lifetime and annual limits on benefits and ensuring that health plans cover basic benefits, such as maternity care, mental and substance abuse treatment and prescription drugs. That could result in a disproportionately sick group of people buying individual insurance, driving up carriers' costs and prompting them to seek ways to trim coverage and cut claims.

Rivals Hamilton, Vettel clash as Ricciardo wins chaotic race
Despite Vettel's time penalty, Hamilton lost valuable time of his own - and possibly the race - changing a loose headrest. It was also a superb performance from Stroll, the son of a billionaire, who faced heavy criticism earlier in the season.

That's why the posture of Republican senators from swing states such as Colorado is so important.

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