Democrats see a win in opposing GOP health bill

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington after the House pushed through a health care bill

Following the vote, the House Democratic campaign arm announced that it would immediately begin launching ads in 30 Republican-held districts, regardless of whether the politicians holding them had voted for the bill.

Collins, however, said one of the problems with the tax credit in the House bill is that it's not adjusted for variations in income and geographic regions across the U.S. That "really hurts a state like ME, where we have an older population" living in rural areas where health care is more expensive, she said.

The plan is backed by President Donald Trump. "It's going to be less than what we need".

Last week's House-passed bill isn't bad overall.

"This was not great, and it will go to the Senate", he said.

"It's nonsensical", Schumer said Sunday.

"Assuming the conference committee can produce an agreement, would the full House and Senate then agree to their product?"

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"Both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have said this plan is no good", Schumer said. "They'll find out that their Congress person voted to take away their healthcare".

"The issues with prices and premiums going up, hopefully, people will see that we are trying to solve the problem", he said.

Separately, on CBS's "Face the Nation", Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said his mostly poor and rural state "gets absolutely slammed" by the House health bill.

They even approved the bill before the Congressional Budget Office had time to determine its cost and impact - a giant red flag.

People with pre-existing conditions could lose their insurance if they can no longer work due to their health. Far from a "lot less expensive" for everyone - "the government, consumers, providers" - it will cost older Americans far more as well as lower income Americans.

As WCBS 880's Mike Smeltz reported, U.S. Sen.

But the microscope is already on Senate Republicans who formed a healthcare working group that doesn't include any women.

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"The fight now is urgent, and for thousands upon thousands of families right here in NY, it's literally a fight to stay alive", Gillibrand said. She says senators will "come up with a whole new fresh approach".

"First experiencing fatigue, and then an onset of chronic pain, and eventually losing the ability to walk", she said. "Only after a careful review of the legislation, as well as discussions with the interested stakeholders across SC, will I know the answer to that question". That also means that it would take more time to develop a bill, as any senator could potentially thwart a compromise.

But Schick is anxious what will happen to her insurance, when she moves off her parents' plan with her now pre-existing condition. "I have tremendous satisfaction with owning a business, but I know that if I can't get coverage, I would be forced to get a different job".

Republican senators plan to write a health-care bill that could be radically different from the one passed last week by the House, including keeping some of the benefits and safeguards now enshrined within Obamacare.

Ending the Affordable Care Act will only increase the cost of health care in America. Senate Republicans are less apt to incur Democrats' wrath with a rash, harsh bill than to make small, positive changes and tell GOP voters they did their best under the circumstances. He says changes would get people the care and coverage that they need.

The president's prognosis on the new healthcare bill sounds like it will be a cinch.

Several Republican leaders on Sunday formed a political barricade around the health care bill that narrowly passed the House last week, defending how the legislation would change insurance coverage for people with preexisting illness or injury.

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