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>> This bill, this bill that's currently in front of the United States Senate. Not the answer.>> Senator Dean Heller of Nevada dealing another blow to the Republican's just released healthcare bill, saying the plan's deep cuts to Medicare make it impossible for him to support it.>> I cannot a piece of legislature that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of of Nevadans.
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>> Heller becoming the fifth Republican senator to turn against the bill unveiled Thursday after being hammered out behind closed doors. Four conservative senators came out against the bill within hours of its release. Saying it did not go far enough to dismantle Obamacare.>> I will be voting no.
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>> Heller's no vote leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in an even deeper hole. And casting doubt on the bill's chances. Health care report Yasmeen Abutaleb.>> He needs to appease conservatives>> To say the bill doesn't go far enough in repealing and replacing Obama care, and moderates who are afraid it's gonna pull the rug out from under people.
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So he's gonna have to thread the needle in finding a way to appease those two groups. But it just underscores the problems that this healthcare effort has had from the start. That even though Republicans control The House, the Senate and the White House, they haven't been able to coalesce around a single plan because of divisions within their own party.
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>> The Senate Bill would replace Obamacare with a plan scaling back aid to the poor, eliminating Obamacare's taxes and giving states more control over health coverage. With Democrats united against it, McConnell can only afford to lose Two republican votes.>> McConnell is in an extremely difficult position right now.
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He needs to get to 50 votes. There's no saying that he can't pull it off and he's known to be able to bring his party around big pieces of legislation. But this is very difficult because of how personal health care is and just how strong the opposition is to this bill.
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>> On Friday, President Donald Trump acknowledged McConnell's bill has a very narrow path to success. But vowed to work with Senators to bridge their differences.