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Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.
Three Republican senators crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49–51 vote to reject the bill.
“This is just the beginning,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
The CBO estimated the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if the Affordable Care Act were to be scratched without a new healthcare plan.
“If there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this bill will do you harm,” said former President Barack Obama.
Overall, 41 percent of American adults oppose the House healthcare plan.
An estimated 23 million people could lose their healthcare under the House plan, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
Republicans say a Senate vote could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.
Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and other healthcare groups said the rule would make it harder for millions of Americans to access the healthcare they need.
Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey told group members during a weekly meeting he was stepping down in the wake of efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The request leaves billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.
Nearly half of Senators comprising the group represent just 2.6 percent of entire U.S. population and less than 1 percent of Blacks and Latinos.
“Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).
Nearly half of Americans live with a preexisting condition — many of whom live in states that voted for Trump.
Without the subsidies, providers would have additional uncompensated care costs, because they would not receive payments that help cover the costs of low-income patients.
The bill has failed to satisfy conservatives, who still seek to slash certain health benefits. Revisions will still leave millions uninsured as well as further cut Medicaid.
Across the country, hospitals are shifting to a more conservative stance as they await sweeping changes to the nation's healthcare law.
Negotiations will likely result in cuts for mental health services, maternity care and addiction treatment and severely impact low-income Americans.
The Congressional Budget Office’s report has even left some Republicans doubting the American Health Care Act.
“Although no one believes the current health care system is perfect, this harmful legislation would make health care less secure and less affordable.”
Low-income and older members of the population will be adversely affected by the proposed plan, with analysts suggesting a rise in premiums for those in their fifties and sixties.
The comments received angry responses from Americans saying iPhone cost cannot be equated to healthcare.
Republicans have had a difficult time coming to an agreement on a healthcare system to replace Obamacare.