Political leaders, medical providers and consumer advocates say the Senate bill, like its counterpart in the House, could put health care out of reach for millions of Golden State residents.
The survey also found public support for program changes that would place work requirements on beneficiaries and make drug testing a condition of enrollment.
Experts say the loopholes would allow states to bypass some protections for people with preexisting conditions.
The latest Republican plan to revamp the health law reshapes how age and income affect what help consumers get for paying premiums.
Los republicanos en el Senado revelaron un proyecto de ley de salud que transformaría dramáticamente el programa Medicaid, que ayuda a 70 millones de personas de bajos ingresos a tener cobertura de salud.
Despite promises to craft their own way to revamp the federal health law, the Senate Republican bill follows the House’s lead in many ways.
The public — and most senators — got their first look at the bill as it was released Thursday morning. It had been crafted in secret over the past several weeks.
Critics say the bill, sponsored by Reps. David Valadao and Jeff Denham, is an effort to deflect attention from their support of the House GOP’s health care bill. But some say they are addressing a serious problem: California’s Medicaid rates are among the lowest in the nation.
The Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act was revealed Thursday. Here’s an insider’s look at the men who drafted it.
A new survey shows more than half of Californians fear that they or a family member could lose coverage if Republican plans for the nation’s health care system become law.