Key Republican Says ‘No’ to Plan to Slash Medicaid
Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said he is opposed to the Senate health care bill to repeal most of Obamacare because of its severe Medicaid cuts. "I will be voting no," he said Friday of the bill in its current form. "It’s going to be very difficult to get me to a yes." Nevada added 300,000 residents to Medicaid since its Republican governor expanded the program in 2012. Heller is the fifth Republican senator to oppose the bill. Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two of their members to pass the bill should Democrats all remain opposed.