A plan that will worsen health care
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 19, 2017,
Mar 19, 2017, 23:29
The nonprofit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities showed Nebraskans would lose, on average, $4,200 per person in tax credits that make health coverage affordable under the current Affordable Care Act.
"We are doing some incredible things ..."
Now I know that the Affordable Care Act didn't perform as expected but many accommodations had to be negotiated to try to bring everyone on board.
A Republican Pennsylvania congressman has come out against his party's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system, joining a growing number of conservatives in Washington who oppose the legislation. "This bill keeps protections for people with pre-existing conditions and allows individuals to stay on their parent's plans till age twenty-six while these companies plan for the future".
And it adds some significant reforms that were included in the Republican Better Way plan that was widely supported by GOP lawmakers past year. Analyses published since the House Republicans unveiled the AHCA - from Forbes Magazine opinion editor Avik Roy and the non-partisan financial services company Standard and Poor's to the nonprofit public policy organization The Brookings Institution - reached similar conclusions before the CBO released its score.
In another warning signal, four GOP governors wrote congressional leaders Thursday saying the bill's approach to Medicaid would not work for states.
Many Republicans do not want to associate with the plan presented by the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan so we'll see if they can get together. They believe that the ACA has not done enough to lower consumers' health care costs. "So watch your property tax bill, if we're gonna provide for people on Medicaid, and by the way that means people who are suffering from opioid addiction, that means anybody who's got a kid on the Autism spectrum, or a disability - I mean, Medicaid is a lifeline for people who have no other resort". "It will close up very, very soon if something isn't done", he said.
"They won't have the votes unless they change it" further, Meadows said.
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy says it's time that moderate Republicans and conservatives "sheath their swords" and get behind legislation that will get rid of Obamacare.
If Trump is offering changes to mollify conservatives, it's unclear whether that risks losing votes on the other end of the spectrum.
"We have to do something about the fact that the House bill disproportionately affects older, rural Americans", Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said she was concerned about a report from the Congressional Budget Office that said 14 million people would lose health coverage under the House bill over the next year and 24 million over the next decade.
The bill, which Trump said he backs "100 percent", faces a crunch vote next week in the House of Representatives.