Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 15:06
The House bill would "save taxpayers money" - if they were already rich.
"It's hard in our rural communities just to even get some of our health care providers there, and then geographically, they're challenged", Cortez Masto, D-Nevada said.
"There are lots of frustrated senators saying they didn't like the process of writing this bill, [but] none of them saying they would use their power to do anything about it", says Zwillich. It nearly didn't matter what was in the AHCA; its passage was created to allow the Senate to conjure up a more "refined" version.
"There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", Heller said. A fourth said he anxious the process was rushed.
GOP Senate leaders were eager for a seal of approval from Trump, who had urged them to produce a bill more "generous" than the House's.
"The Senate bill ... is not a health care bill", Obama wrote. McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday.
"It should scare every American that the Senate plans to vote on this bill without understanding the true ramifications". The current bill does not repeal Obamacare.
"After the 2020 drawback of Medicaid expansion, what this bill does in the out years, is it establishes a Medicare reimbursement rate for the states that's pegged to inflation". Unless the state steps in with substantially more funding - possibly $30 billion or more by 2027, compared to $24 billion under the House bill - many would lose coverage. But it has improved health care for many Americans. "And I think that we're going to move forward and get this done".
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the USA, said it will continue to push for a replacement for Obamacare's coverage requirement as well. "To give someone a card that is useless because you can't afford to get care, you can't get in to see a doctor, doesn't really mean anything", Mr. Spicer said.