Support for Obamacare repeal has dipped since Trump took office
- Author: Joanne Flowers Feb 25, 2017,
Feb 25, 2017, 7:15
She asked him what type of health care ideas being advanced by Republicans he's willing to consider.
Cuomo plans to make a $50-million investment in healthcare in the next year. Toomey's office also confirmed that representatives from PHAN met with the senator's staff director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care last week in Washington, D.C. They said Toomey also met privately with a group of protesters at his Harrisburg office Tuesday afternoon.
The health care law has also provided another type of freedom: More people have a real option to leave a job with a large employer, which previously was the only reliable source of private insurance, in order to start a new business ― or, perhaps, to work part-time or to stay at home to care for a child or sick relative.
Dorsch and his wife live in Wilmington, Delaware, and are in their mid-50s. Many insurers depend on these payments - without them, they might abandon Obamacare, which could lead to fewer choices and higher premiums for consumers. He gets no financial help from the ACA. But he said uncertainty about the law is already destabilizing the insurance markets, so California should be armed with plans to fill in the gaps.
"What we should be talking about is how do we insure more people, not turning the clock backwards", Shannon said.
For more than six years, it was almost impossible to find a Republican talking about health care who didn't make use of the overly simplistic phrase, "Repeal and replace". Tax credits have been suggested. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed them.
State health officials say it does not need a large overhaul, but instead tweaks to fix the current law instead of replacing it entirely. "Understanding what we have now in unsustainable, unaffordable (sic), and we can't continue". Even insurers that wanted to offer comprehensive policies had to be wary, because promising solid coverage of a disease like diabetes or HIV was sure to attract people with that condition, driving the insurer's costs way up. There are 20 million who picked up insurance through the law and 12 million more through a collapse of the insurance market, he said. The ACA toppled state control by setting a national standard for eligibility: All individuals living below 138 percent of the federal poverty line ($24,300 for a family of 4 in 2016) were made eligible for health benefits. For those with a standard plan, per-person medical claims averaged $376 per month in 2015, compared to $312 for unsubsidized customers who bought policies directly from an insurer. Because healthcare now is not just about the individual. In Georgia, it's 62 percent. Because ACA requires all people have health insurance, more people became aware of the high premium/high deductible situation I faced and are understandably upset. "It overlooked the fact that there are a lot of people who are relatively healthy and who didn't want the increased benefits".