By Tim Kowols
The United States Senate is expected to try again after its July 4th recess to pass its version of a healthcare reform bill after its first attempt came without a vote. Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office stated up to 22 million Americans would become uninsured by 2026 under the American Healthcare Act, which proposes cuts to Medicare and government subsidies for coverage. Senator Tammy Baldwin says even if there were some good parts of the bill, she still would not support it because of the harm it would do to Wisconsinites.
Senator Baldwin, a Democrat, also disagrees with the coverage for some pre-existing conditions disappearing as a part of the American Healthcare Act. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, also blasted the plan after it was originally released last week.