GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 22:53
A majority of Americans, 54 percent, believe that the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to Obamacare, fulfills at least some of President Donald Trump's promises on health care, according to a poll from Kaiser Family Foundation.
Americans also don't want Congress to mess with the Medicaid program, which covers more than 70 million low-income children, pregnant women, disabled and elderly people.
Why didn't Republicans want to just combine both tax cuts into one extremely large tax cut for the rich?
Ernst says the Senate will be able to make individual changes to Obama's law, if only a simple majority vote is required.
For instance, she mentioned changing mandatory health care benefits required by insurers as ripe for Senate action.
In an opinion piece published Tuesday in U.S. News and World Report, recently ousted Molina CEO Mario Molina said Republicans are peddling a false narrative when they say the ACA exchanges are in a death spiral and can not recover.
The poll is full of bad news for Republicans as it relates to their ongoing attempts to overhaul the country's healthcare system.
Likewise, it never dawned on many Republicans to stop reflexively supporting whatever has an "R" or "Trump" next to it.
There's more of a partisan split to this question, however, with 90 percent of Democrats and 70 percent of independents wanting to keep the program's financing as is.
KODJAK: Antos is a health policy researcher at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
ANTOS: There's no getting around the fact that the Republican proposal will have fewer people insured - could potentially lead to much higher costs. Republicans in the Senate have made it clear they plan to write their own version and not use the House's version.
If the AHCA is passed by the Senate, the CBO estimates that ~23 million people could become uninsured by 2026. Fifty percent of respondents said they wanted either major or minor changes to the bill, 8 percent said to pass the bill as it is now, and 29 percent said to not pass the bill. And the third and final insurer has indicated they will likely leave the market as well - leaving 70,000 Iowans with ZERO options for health insurance next year in the individual market.
He wants to kill the Obama's Climate Plan, he wants to tear up the Obama Energy policies and he also appears to be firm and fully committed to dismantle the Obamacare health reform law.
Of note, the current head of the CBO, Keith Hall, is an economist who worked under George W. Bush, has been critical of the Affordable Care Act, was selected by a Republican-controlled Congress, and was approved by a committee headed by current Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.