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With that, our gente will also be impacted by Trumpcare, should it pass the Senate as is.

The winners are wealthy Americans who will now get a tax cut because they won't have to pay to fund the Affordable Care Act, and healthy people who won't have to buy health insurance to subsidize the sick.

"My principles have always been making sure we have affordable access for all Americans and I believe the pre-existing conditions protection should be without contingency, so it's for those reasons".

Republican Donald Trump vowed to "repeal and replace Obamacare", calling it a "disaster", and was narrowly elected U.S. president. It may be even harder at this stage of the process: Several members of the House said they were counting on the Senate to modify things, but senators have less leeway to pass the buck in the same way.

Right now, insurance companies must provide 10 essential health benefits: pregnancy and maternal care, hospitalization, rehabilitation and habilitative services, ambulatory services, emergency services, mental health and substance use disorder services, laboratory services, pediatric services, preventive and wellness services, and prescription drugs. The only scenario in which he'd veto the bill would be if it plainly violated enough of his campaign promises (as it now does by massively cutting Medicaid, knocking millions off their health coverage, and stripping protections for those with pre-existing conditions) that he felt he'd come out looking virtuous to halt its passage, even while rebuking his own party. The legislation could become a major issue for vulnerable House Republicans in divided districts, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has already threatened they will "glow in the dark" over their vote.

There's at least one more option for moving a health-care bill through the Senate: killing the 60-vote filibuster for legislation.

"It's close to near impossible", said Orrin Hatch, who as finance committee chairman will play a key role in drafting a Senate bill.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME, a moderate Republican whose vote will be critical to getting a bill to Trump's desk and who voiced similar concerns, said the Senate would not take up the House bill.

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Under Obamacare, subsidies were based on a person's income, with lower incomes receiving higher subsidies.

In this May 4, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill.

"I think we'll get it through", Trump said Thursday during a photo op with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York City.

Whatever the merits of the bill, it faces an even tougher slog in the Senate.

Other Republicans in the Senate have been outspoken in their doubts about the plan. But that means they can lose just two GOP senators assuming Democrats uniformly oppose scrapping Obama's signature domestic achievement. And that could immediately take out some of the House bill's most controversial components.

Other Republicans are mad that the latest version of the GOP bill was never analyzed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office after numerous provisions were added at the last minute.

The rule governs what lawmakers can and can't do under reconciliation, which must be focused on spending, not policymaking.

Getting ahead of himself, Trump used the event as an opportunity to make the case, none too subtly, that this was a campaign promise kept.



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