Senate plans vote on Republican-led health care bill

The bill, which overhauls Obamacare by ending subsidies and the Medicaid expansion, is already opposed by one Republican, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
1:36 | 09/21/17

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Transcript for Senate plans vote on Republican-led health care bill
Now to that effort to repeal and replace the affordable care act. The senate plans to vote on a republican-led bill next week but as time runs out questions are growing about whether the bill has the votes to pass. Our congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is following it all for us on capitol hill. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Republicans are feeling good this morning. Hopeful they may finally pull this one off. The president says this bill has a good chance and the Republican leader intends to hold a vote next week but the vote tally up here on the hill, well, it tells a different story. Republicans can afford to lose just two votes already senator Rand Paul says he's a no and several other key Republicans are wavering concerned about the impacts of this bill and the way it's being rushed through. There's so many questions. You know this about this bill including will people with pre-existing conditions will they be protected? Do we know that with the bill? Reporter: The president and Republican leaders insist the bill includes coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. And there is language about this in the bill but it includes no guarantees. So some people with pre-existing conditions could end up paying more. Look, this bill overhauls oakla Obamacare by ending sub ski dis and medicaid extension giving states more flexibility but less federal funding to get it done. We still don't know how many Americans could stand to lose coverage under the plan or how premiums could be impacted. Still unknown, Mary, thank you. It would leave it up to the stays which means they could impose lifetime limits and not have the coverage that was now guaranteed under the federal law so it is a big, big change right

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