Rand Paul, have already said they won't support the legislation.
When Obamacare passed, "it meant we had finally decided, as a nation, that healthcare is a right for all and not a privilege for the few", Biden continued, slamming the Republican bill that is being debated in the Senate, saying that it "eviscerates" Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and removes the Obamacare rule that requires care for maternity, mental health, and substance abuse.
But it's apparently not clear to Lee whether the language just added to the bill adequately addresses his concern that insurers should be allowed to separate customers into different coverage pools so healthier people can pay lower premiums.
"We're making serious progress towards coming together and unifying our conference and getting a bill that can command the support of at least 50 senators", he said on Arizona's KFYI radio Thursday morning.
The White House said Sunday that Trump was "monitoring what's going on with health care" but did not otherwise weigh in on the growing uncertainty. "No member of Congress wants to be the vote that scuttles a major initiative of the party or of the president", Karpowitz said.
Eight to 10 Republican US senators are said to have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to dismantle and replace Obamacare, meaning that one of President Donald Trump's key campaign promises is still no closer to becoming a reality.
"My guess is it will either pass very narrowly or it will fail pretty substantially".
"I think the longer the bill's out there, the more conservative Republicans are going to discover that it's not repeal. And so my effort is to achieve the best outcome possible as measured by lowering premiums to make health insurance more affordable", Cruz concluded with undeniable logic. "It is simply unworkable in any form and would undermine protections for those with pre-existing medical conditions, increase premiums and lead to widespread terminations of coverage for people now enrolled in the individual market". But passing it puts them in the same positions Democrats ended up after the passage of Obamacare. "We certainly saw that with Obamacare, for better and for worse", Karpowitz said. Analyses of the earlier version of the Senate bill found it would result in more than 20 million additional uninsured Americans over a decade, compared with current law.
That means for Lee "there can be a political benefit to opposing a bill that has extremely low levels of public support", Karpowitz said, even if he's attempting to act out of honest concerns over policy.