Americans Increasingly Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 03, 2017,
Jun 03, 2017, 19:23
He called the bill passed in the House, the American Health Care Act, "dead on arrival" in the Senate.
The American Health Care Act is now being discussed in the Senate, which has said it would overhaul the legislation.
As the Senate begins its deliberations, our hope is for a sustainable bipartisan plan that stops the whiplash of our health care system every couple of years.
"It's unlikely that we will get a healthcare deal", Burr said on WXII 12 News, a local TV station in his home state. In Washington, staffers are working on a legislative framework that can get 51 votes.
The House passed a new version of the AHCA earlier this month but Senate leaders say they will not approve it as written and want to, at the very least, tweak it - if not write an entirely new version.
If the AHCA is passed by the Senate, the CBO estimates that ~23 million people could become uninsured by 2026.
Overall, Obamacare enjoys much more positive ratings than the American Health Care Act.
"Partisanship is the main driver behind support for either the ACA or the AHCA, with a majority of Republicans viewing the AHCA favorably, while a majority of Democrats view the ACA favorably", the poll's report said.
Most Republicans supported the bill's provisions that would allow states to establish work requirements for Medicaid enrollees and set up high-risk insurance pools for people with health problems. "These low percentages show that Pennsylvania's market is stabilizing and insurers are better understanding the markets and the population they serve", Miller said in a statement.
What does it say about the GOP who falsely demonized the Affordable Care Act for seven years while promising to repeal and replace it with a "better plan, with better benefits, easier access and lower premiums", knowing full well they couldn't and never meant to deliver that promise?
Only 4 percent said the GOP bill fulfilled all of the president's promises, while another 10 percent said it delivered on most of his promises.
That August recess represents the unofficial deadline by which Republicans have said they will either enact a health-care bill or simply move on. This includes almost 64 percent of Democrats, 57 percent of independents and 46 percent of Republicans.
Almost 75% of those surveyed said it was "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that Congress will pass and President Donald Trump will sign a bill to "repeal and replace" the PPACA.
Other findings are not so reassuring. And a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health policy think tank, shows just how hard is has become for Republicans to try to pass a healthcare overhaul.
The poll also asked people whether several different components of the AHCA made them more or less likely to support it.
There are two main answers to why republicans want these cuts made and are passing a bill they know and admit will take insurance away from millions of people who need it.
The poll, conducted May 16 to 22, surveyed 1,205 adults with a 3% margin of error. This could result in higher bad debt expenses for companies such as HCA Healthcare (HCA) and Universal Health Services (UHS).