US House health care debate & vote

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) said the decision to pull Republicans' health care bill is "a win" for New Jersey, as it would have cost the average Garden State family $4,000 a year in taxes. And Speaker Paul Ryan insists that it isn't his bill but "our bill", roping in the reluctant White House.

This Republican meltdown marked a massive failure of governance by a reckless, irresponsible Administration and its partisan Congressional leadership.

Members of the conservative Freedom Caucus have said they would not support the current plan , complaining it doesn't go far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

Kinahan said investors had seen the health care vote as an important source of momentum for the Trump agenda, with the most important item being a tax cut plan. Whatever has sold these women on the GOP bill and the men working to take the HC out of AHCA, I wish they'd tell the rest of us.

Conservative House Republicans want to exclude the rule from any replacement, arguing it drives up cost and stifles consumer choice.

Shortly after the bill was pulled Friday, he sent a similar tweet, praising Republican President Donald Trump for pulling the proposal and added "let's fix this and drive down health care costs for hardworking Americans" before releasing his more formal statement.

From 2010-2015, more than 16 million people in the United States gained access to health insurance coverage through the ACA, including 161,000 in Mississippi.

Hultgren's district office in Campton Hills has drawn protests from people who want to keep Obamacare. "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated", the president bemoaned last month, an incredulous statement to anyone who knows how intricate and nuanced health care policy really is.

A 2012 study by the National Women's Law Center found that, before Obamacare, only about 6 percent of policies available on the individual insurance market included maternity coverage.

He's hit the campaign trail with full-fledged campaign rallies to try to generate support for the bill, but at his appearance this week in Louisville, Ky., Trump barely even touched on the subject.

Michael Cannon, an analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute and longtime Obamacare opponent, also believes that dumping essential benefits while forcing insurers to accept all applicants at one "community" price would weaken coverage for chronically ill people.

"Before the ACA, plans often had skimpier benefits". It's going to remain the law of the land until it's replaced.

  • Zachary Reyes