House repeal of 'Obamacare' hands hot potato to wary Senate

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday

Such a scenario would then force the House and Senate to work together to forge a compromise bill that both houses can support.

Republicans and Trump look to be completely screwed.

Several Senate Republicans come from northeastern and Midwestern states with large numbers of low-income people receiving Medicaid.

In the Senate, the 52-member Republican majority hopes to use a budgetary procedure called reconciliation to pass the measure with a simple majority, instead of risking falling short of the 60 votes needed to break a Democratic filibuster.

Let's take the biggest objection to the AHCA, which is that it will cause millions with pre-existing conditions to lose their health insurance.

Trump has threatened a government shutdown in September unless more of his goals are included in the next spending bill.

Ken and Lisa Janke are among millions of Americans who have pre-existing medical conditions and could face higher insurance costs if the American Health Care Act is signed into law. He indicated in March that a previous version of the House health care bill could move straight to the floor, but it's unclear how he will handle the latest version, which passed in the House 217-213 on Thursday.

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Democrats have claimed that the new bill will doom Republicans in the next election cycle, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus dismissed any and all naysayers.

"In 2013, we had 23 people of people in S.C. who were uninsured and that was around, we had 4.7 million people in the state at that time", said Dr. Rhoades of Doctors Care.

As of this year, 38,054 constituents in Pittenger's district are benefiting from the premium tax credit under Obamacare, according to a report produced by the North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive advocacy organization focused on economic and social justice. While he has concerns about the Affordable Care Act because of its pricing, he said he voted for President Donald Trump a year ago partly because he wanted to see his health costs go down. "You can't charge people more if they keep continuous coverage". But Mr. Trump and far-right groups will put tremendous pressure on them to pass this awful bill or something similarly bad. Democrats went on the attack, and have now defined the law as taking away or weakening coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

"I know some of the concerns I've had about the Medicaid provisions that were ignored in the House will be seriously considered in the Senate", Dent said. They includes House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

States that did not expand Medicaid under Obama's law are looking for additional funding for their programs. Sen. To them, we're just individual consumers who deserve the best deal we can get for ourselves.

Within an hour of the vote, Trump celebrated with House lawmakers in the White House Rose Garden. That also means that it would take more time to develop a bill, as any senator could potentially thwart a compromise. Passing with just one vote to spare, Republicans pushed through an amended healthcare legislation setting the stage for a likely showdown between hardline conservatives and moderate Republicans in the Senate.

"We think we need to do even more support for people who are older and also more support for people with pre-existing conditions", Ryan acknowledged.

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