McConnell’s Bill Likely to be Criticized for Rolling Back Medicaid
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only afford to lose two Republican votes in order to get the newly proposed American Health Care Act through the Senate. Republican Senators and Congressman on Capitol Hill, along with President Trump, have voiced concern over the Democrats working to obstruct rather than actually read the proposed bill.
The American Health Care Act will drastically change the significance of the impact of Medicaid and healthcare provisions to low income families.
Medicaid has worked to tie the federal government’s mandates with the states insuring that a share of medical bills are taken care of with no overall limit on spending. This newly proposed bill will limit ‘big government’ spending towards people already enrolled in Obamacare.
Obamacare accounted for nearly 17 percent of the nation’s GDP stifling the economy costing millions of jobs. Speaker Paul Ryan, Trump, and McConnell are more focused on boosting the economy and sending low income and unemployed families back to work or find better and more secure jobs that will provide them with access to better healthcare.
The Democrats, however, are keen on stopping the new health bill. A 50 person vote will be needed on the Senate floor and if every Democrat votes nay, as they did in the House, then the bill could be shortened by on-the-fence Republicans.