Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

Evan Vucci  AP

The demonstration was organized by ADAPT, a national disability rights organization, CNN reported.

Forcibly removing people from their wheelchairs.

Not only will AHCA take away our freedom.

The four men - Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky - issued a joint statement in which they said they are willing to negotiate before the full Senate considers the controversial health care bill.

The dilemma for Mitch McConnell and the Senate GOP leadership is that if they appease the far right, they may end up losing Murkowski, Collins, and Capito of West Virginia.

Sister Campbell criticized the Republican-only composition of the bill, and McConnell's announced intent to have a vote on the bill before the Fourth of July recess, which could severely limit debate on the bill or any amendments. Unlike the House, he won't be stampeded into bringing the bill back for months' more wrangling.

America's Essential Hospitals, which represents more than 300 safety-net health facilities, says the version the Senate released Thursday "might be worse overall" than the House legislation and might lead to hospitals reducing services or closing. It also would continue for at least two years to offer reimbursements to health insurance companies for subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers of Obamacare plans. Health care affects every citizen.

"I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid", Heller said after McConnell unveiled the proposal Thursday morning.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi assails the GOP bill as a tax break for wealthy Americans. "Democracy works best when there are hearings, debate, and discussion to craft a bill that works for everyone, not just a few senators".

"I think the bottom line is: I want them to pass the bill, so we can all get on with keeping our promise", Ryan told reporters, while also adding that he does not want to get in the Senate's way of doing business.

The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people.

McConnell hopes to push the measure through the Senate next week.