Bernie Sanders' Reaction To Trump's Latest Health Care Comment Is Priceless

"They are not a serious party", said New York Rep. John Faso, who was undecided on the bill until this week, when he made a decision to vote for it. Had just two additional Republicans voted "no", the measure would have lost because bills need majorities to pass. ". I hope it doesn't become a reality".

In a rare moment of unity, hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups are urging significant changes, at minimum, to the Republican health-care bill that passed the House on Thursday, writes the New York Times.

"It was important to have a uniform rule", Coffman said.

"As far as I'm concerned, your premiums are going to come down", Trump said.

The Colorado lawmaker has come under heavy pressure this week to back the proposal.

President Trump ran on the repeal of the Obama legacy program.

House members passed a bill they had only a few days to review. When lawmakers settled in, they prayed and said the Pledge of Allegiance. This sometimes caused patients with pre-existing conditions to be "priced out" of coverage because they couldn't afford it, or were denied coverage altogether. He also knocked GOP leaders for advancing the proposal without getting a score from congressional budget crunchers on how much it would cost; a concern also raised by liberal and Democratic opponents. I actually think it will get even better.

Though the Congressional Budget Office scored the original version of the AHCA, it has not yet evaluated the revised bill.

"This bill is not just about medicine or math - this is about morals", Harris said.

"Get it out of here. So they have to get to a solution that says yes, here is how we solve it". "The fact is that you can not do tax reform until you get this off the table".

A look at the last-minute negotiating and behind-the-scenes pep talks that led to Thursday's passage of the House health care bill. The AHCA has improved over the last month. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., hours before the House vote. Which is why the GOP's plan to repeal Obamacare's protections for the sick and replace them with high-risk pools might literally be a life-or-death gamble for a lot of people. Meanwhile, states will now have to cover any unexpected Medicaid costs because of a health crisis without federal help, forcing them to raise taxes or cut other services if they're going to respond. Finally, it would provide states with the ability to opt-out of many requirements of the ACA, including no longer requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. People want to be sure that their loved ones aren't going to be cut off.

Women are disproportionately affected by the new health care bill's take on preexisting conditions.

"Welcome to the beginning of the end of Obamacare", Vice President Mike Pence declared during a press conference in the White House rose garden. "The AHCA preserves current health care law regarding what is called 'guaranteed issue.' That means that Americans can not be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions".

Before President Obama enacted the Affordable Health Care Act in 2010, it was actually, shockingly, perfectly legal for insurance companies to essentially discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, like cancer or diabetes.

"At this time, I can not support the AHCA with the MacArthur amendment because I'm concerned that a small percentage of those with preexisting conditions may still not be protected".

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan created to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems.

This section of the bill essentially amounts to an optional, state-level full repeal of Obamacare.

Indeed, despite assurances by GOP leaders that their legislation would rescue a failing health care system, it was opposed by almost all medical and consumer groups, from the American Medical Association to AARP. Additionally, I personally negotiated with House Leadership to fix an error that locked veterans into the VA health system and prevented them from accessing the benefits of the AHCA.

  • Larry Hoffman