White House Offers New Reform Proposal
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 19:51
Details are still emerging, but all signs point to a bill that further eliminates key consumer protections including requirements that health insurance cover all needed services and that individuals who are sick do not pay more for coverage - two key demands of far right members of the House. Both the flowing champagne and the gnashing of teeth had to do more with politics than with finding the best solution for America's health-care quandary.
Even now, almost two-thirds of Americans said it is a "good thing" that the bill did not pass.
In the final stages of negotiations over the first GOP bill, President Donald Trump said this would be the one and only shot to get repeal and replace done.
I have a few thoughts on the new health- care bill.
The revived effort shows the risks ahead for Trump's party after Republicans promised for years they would undo the health care law once they had control of Congress and the White House, only to botch it.
But the Republican plan also contained provisions that most young Americans - the racially diverse electorate of the future - do not support, according to the poll. It also helped slow the rate of increase in health care costs, The ACA is working very well in Washington state and in many other states, especially those states wise enough to take advantage of Medicaid expansion. They can try blaming Democrats for Obamacare's collapse all they want, but Democrats will have been out of power in Congress for almost four years by the time the 2018 elections roll around. He has since said that when Obamacare "explodes", a new healthcare plan will be put in place.
"This again is a rush to accomplish something when we really need a comprehensive bipartisan approach to health-care reform, "Molina Healthcare CEO Dr. Mario Molina told CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Tuesday".
Of the 49 GOP representatives whose ideological scores we know (i.e., those who served in the House before this Congress) and who were probable "no" votes on the AHCA, a little more than half were more moderate than the average House Republican. "I'm not going to raise expectations, but I think that there are more and more people coming to the table with more and more ideas about how to grow that vote".