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Health care fever picks up heat in the heartland

Health care fever picks up heat in the heartland

The Republicans have now tried 61 times to repeal it.

Estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the American Health Care Act would increase costs for many while causing 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance.

In the Senate, Susan Collins, R-Maine, told the Portland Press Herald, "This is not a bill I could support in its current form".

"This is a major problem, especially considering the fact that health insurers are devising the plans they will offer for the next business year and beyond", Yoho added.

The tax credits proposed under the American Health Care Act to make insurance more affordable would be based primarily on the age of the recipient. A significant number of Republicans - including Rep.

They are older people nearing retirement who will see their premiums skyrocket.

It's not yet clear if the bill will make it through Congress. Committee hearings are scheduled for this week and it could go to the House floor next week. The Republicans and Democrats need to work together on this one for the good of the American people. Granted, the GOP promised to repeal Obamacare. "It's better to just have the money up front to buy the plans".

Covered California crunched the numbers, and then we put them in plain English.

More dire estimates indicate that a full repeal will cost almost 24 million people their coverage.

Fitzpatrick commended Trump and House leadership for their attempt at fixing the country's "broken" system, and noted that the AHCA is only one of many upcoming proposals that will aim to reform health care. But challenges must be based on credible assumptions and cost-reduction must not be based primarily on depriving millions of coverage and, therefore, depriving them of medical care. The Republican plan overlooks regional cost variations. It is nearly inexplicable why Republicans - and Trump in particular - would back a plan that seems almost created to punish the voters who gave Trump his victory. Under Obamacare, he or she would pay $1,700 in annual premiums.

The reaction from state governors to the GOP proposal to cap Medicaid payments has been mixed.

Bottom line: When most people in MI and nationally say they want to "repeal and replace" the ACA, they do not necessarily want to lose coverage or return to the pre-ACA world.

This issue is tremendously important to Florida. The legislation would eliminate the enhanced funding for Medicaid expansionstarting in 2020, an Obamacare provision that extended coverage to 11 million low-income adults. Older and lower-income folks would be hit particularly hard. Some of that savings would come from cuts to Medicaid, a federal-state program that covers the poor, elderly and disabled. The CBO also found the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over a decade.

"It's estimated that Alabama subsidies would be about $4,000 per person less under this plan than under the ACA", said Don Williamson, director of the Alabama Hospital Association.


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