Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid'

Dem senator: GOP's healthcare approach will 'devastate Medicaid'
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Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic MORE (D-Ill.), a member of Democratic leadership in the upper chamber, on Sunday slammed the Republican Party’s healthcare plan, especially its impact on Medicaid.

“The Republican approach will devastate Medicaid,” Durbin told “Fox News Sunday.”

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The senator’s comments come several days after Senate Republicans unveiled legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The Republican bill includes cuts to Medicaid. 

During a debate with Republican Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoLatest Trump proposal on endangered species could limit future habitat, critics say Republicans dismiss Trump proposal to delay election Barrasso nuclear bill latest GOP effort to boost uranium mining MORE (Wyo.) on Sunday morning, Durbin said the GOP will only garner Democratic support for healthcare legislation if they remove the repeal of ObamaCare.

Conservative lawmakers including Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus MORE (R-Ky.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline Wary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Trump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary MORE (R-Texas) have criticized the GOP proposal for not repealing enough provisions from ObamaCare.