These days, when a politician’s promises and actions don’t match up there is a reluctance on the part of the media to call describe it as a lie. “Obviously, the major components are staying intact because this is something we wrote with President Trump, this is something we wrote with the Senate committees”.
Covered California was created in 2010, when the state became the first to embrace the Affordable Care Act.
The haste to see a bill sent to President Trump by early April has reforms being made without clear hearings to gather input from insurers, hospital groups or even individual citizens. “ObamaCare is a complete and total disaster – is imploding fast!” “We could just be repealing it, but the fact of the matter is it would leave many Americans behind and that’s not what we want”, Price said.
Although the GOP plan allows people now enrolled in Medicaid to stay in the program, they would not be able to re-enroll.
That expansion provided the backing of federal funding.
According to a report from the Milken Institute of Public Health, repealing the ACA could result in not only 20 million people uninsured, but the loss of 2.6 million jobs in 2019 alone.
“This is the federal government before saying to a certain sector of society, a certain individual, you can’t make what that company is willing to pay you for your services”, Price responded. “That’s why we’re confident those numbers aren’t going to remain true”.
Under the new bill, having health insurance may no longer be required.
The Republican health care bill would defund Planned Parenthood, potentially denying millions of people access to the care they provide, which includes cancer screenings, contraception and prenatal care.
The Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the GOP program, said those changes would reduce federal spending on Medicaid by $880 billion over the next 10 years, a 17.6 percent cut.
Labor fears employers will drop coverage and aging Americans fear they won’t be able to afford their plans.
So, was that stuff about making sure people would have insurance “if you can’t pay for it” a lie?
“I’m not an alarmist here, like, if we don’t do this in two weeks, we lose our chance”, Johnson said.
“I’m interested in taking care of people”, she continued. Especially if they face chronic illnesses, that means they are much more likely to die. Especially in light of the CBO report which showed exactly how many Americans across the country would lose coverage ($14 million by 2018, $24 million by 2026), Governor Christie and other New Jersey Republicans should withdraw their support from this bill.
Were any of these things lies?