Cuomo's emergency regs would keep Obamacare intact in NY

The proposed replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, would cut millions of dollars from Medicaid and allow states to waive guaranteed coverage of pre-existing conditions.

The independent Congressional Budget Office has projected that the Republican proposal would force 14 million to lose health insurance next year at a rate that will mean 23 million Americans will lose health care by 2026.

"We will not stand idly by as ultra-conservatives in Washington try to roll back the progress we have made to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare, putting our most vulnerable New Yorkers at risk", Cuomo said in a statement.

In the wake of uncertainty over the direction of health care reform in Washington, D.C., Gov.

But he also said insurance is only "part of the story".

Macielak did question Cuomo's plan to prohibit insurers from doing business with the state or participating in Medicaid if they have left the state health exchange, saying he has concerns about its impact on the insurance market.

The study also found two-thirds of US respondents said there were "many" Americans who don't have needed access but only 54 percent who said it wasn't fair for rich people to get better health care. That would require approval by the Senate, which is now in control of Republicans who had opposed Obamacare.

Details of Cuomo's pre-emptive strike against efforts by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare were reported by the New York Times. According to the governor's office, NY is home to one of the most robust health marketplaces in the country, and insurers who do not comply will lose access to such profitable programs.

Under the governor's proposed regulations, insurers in NY state would be barred from participating in health insurance programs funded by Medicaid if they choose to opt out of offering Qualified Health Plans in the State Health Marketplace.

Several also called for the governor to create a single-payer plan. Cuomo rarely mentions Trump by name, and still needs the president to help provide massive infrastructure building aid for NY airports, highways, bridges, tunnels and mass transit.

Cuomo is often mentioned as a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2020.

  • Joanne Flowers