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Graham-Cassidy bill GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal ACA

Graham-Cassidy bill GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal ACA

Graham and Cassidy's efforts to revive Obamacare repeal; the president hopes that this legislation will serve as the vehicle to finally rescind the Affordable Care Act. The bill's backers cast it as a last chance for Republicans to repeal.

The Democrats' request comes as the Senate Health Committee is holding hearings and negotiating a bipartisan bill aimed at stabilizing ObamaCare markets.

Obamacare's open enrollment period for coverage in 2018 kicks off on November 1 amid continued uncertainty over the future of funding provided to insurers to reduce out-of-pocket costs to low-income consumers. The state waivers would allow insurers to "vary premium rates for health insurance coverage" but not "based on an individual's sex or membership in a protected class under the Constitution of the United States". Moreover, one of the GOP senators who wound up supporting skinny repeal, Rand Paul, has announced opposition to Graham-Cassidy.

Now that debate on Capitol Hill has started to shift from repealing Obamacare to broader issues in the health care system, some Democrats say they are willing to look at alternatives to the mandate that requires most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty. 12 other senators have signed onto Sanders' bill.

Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has urged a more bipartisan approach to reforming the health care system to avoid partisan overhauls with each change of presidential administrations.

- Medicaid would be subjected to the same per capita cap as was provided in the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the "Trumpcare" proposal that died in the Senate in July. According to reports, the health insurance tax is expected to add about $500 to our family's health care premiums in 2018. The bill was greeted by a positive but less-than-enthusiastic statement from the president later that day.

The Senate's recently failed repeal and replace bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), was nearly universally loathed, with only 17 percent approval from Americans.

"What does matter is if a governor gets on board", he said. One of the leading industry advocates - America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) - does not think single-payer is the way to fix the problems with the US health care system.

The notion that turning over the national health care system to the federal government is somehow the solution to the existing bureaucracy that manages current programs goes against the experience of Obamacare, the VA health care system and Medicare itself. It will eliminate choice, undermine quality, put a chill on medical innovation, and place an even heavier burden on hardworking taxpayers. "Let's work together to make health care truly affordable for the American people", he said.


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