AHCA could put 6.3M people at risk for higher premiums

But because the waiver provision was introduced at the last minute, its expected overall effect on the number of Americans with health insurance was never measured by the CBO. "However, we do not support changes to the health care system that would result in health care coverage being beyond the reach of those who are now covered, that would weaken the health care safety net, or that would compromise the ability of physicians to provide care for our patients", the AMA said.

The AHCA puts health care out of reach for women by weakening protections for pre-existing conditions. Since states can not print money, they can not run deficits.

The political system is prone to inertia, and any attempt at comprehensive reform must pass through the obstacle course of congressional committees, budget estimates, conference committees, amendments and a potential veto while opponents of reform publicly bash the bill.

And these "winners" will inevitably get old and have pre-existing conditions. Mike Lee of Utah, are seeking an immediate roll back of the federal money granted to the Obamacare Medicaid expansion program, The Wall Street Journal reports. Almost 18,000 Nevadans rely on Planned Parenthood's health services every year.

Even as American political culture helps to explain the health care debate in America, culture is far from the only reason America lacks universal coverage. Federal law requires school districts to provide services to medically fragile and special needs students, so the districts would be on the hook with or without the Medicaid funding.

Mothers and daughters across the country deserve to be seen, heard and respected. "The differences in financial assistance offered under the ACA and the AHCA could play out into much greater differences in financial burdens for people with health problems versus those without them".

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows the American public has a less than favorable view of the GOP's American Health Care Act, with results showing 48 percent of Americans said the AHCA was a "bad idea", and 43 percent believe that "strongly".

- A Sunnyside lawmaker who has long opposed the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare", was absent yesterday when the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to replace "Obamacare".

"The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is an evil bill that rips healthcare from 24 million Americans while handing $600 billion to the wealthy and big corporations". We need to fix what isn't working with the ACA by lowering costs - not making it harder by increasing costs for women and working families.

  • Larry Hoffman