In one assessment that might persuade more Senate Republicans to back the bill, the CBO said federal deficits would fall by $337 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the measure.
The resulting report has many concerned. “As somebody who was uninsured in my childhood because of a preexisting health condition, this is a battle that I’ve taken on for many years”, says Baldwin.
The Congressional Budget Office weighed in Monday on the profound impact of the House Republicans’ ambitious Obamacare fix.
Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, weighed in during his daily press briefing. That’s CBO’s estimate over the next decade.
14 million more people would be uninsured in 2018.
The caucus has about 40 members, thought it’s unclear if all of them plan to vote against the bill.
“I just want to thank you folks and we’re gonna have a great, great health care plan”, he said. Since then, several Utah lawmakers have weighed in on the proposed legislation.
House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a reconciliation bill that would repeal and replace significant parts of the Affordable Care Act, with the House Rules Committee set to mark up the legislation Wednesday.
Much of the reason for this appears to be a principle of underwriting.
The legislation also would eliminate an ACA provision requiring individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. Premiums are rocketing. Coverage plans are narrowing.
By making every American eligible for Medicare or a similar public option, he could fulfill his promise of “insurance for everyone” and probably end up with a system that fulfills his other promise to create a “far less expensive and far better” healthcare system.
Would the cost of premiums rise or fall under the GOP plan?
It also said that enacting the legislation now before Congress – a measure backed by President Donald Trump – would reduce the federal deficit by some $337 billion over the next decade, a relatively small savings given the massive size of the U.S. economy.
Conservatives had denounced the tax credits as a whole as a new social welfare program.
The four governors’ states have all expanded Medicaid, which the House GOP bill would phase out through an enrollment freeze starting in 2020.
Moderates “don’t like the idea of taking a vote in the House that may go nowhere in the Senate”, said Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. “As we embark on this complex effort, we must ensure that individuals are not left without access to care”.
Savannah Guthrie, host of NBC’s Today Show, gave a good example of this when interviewing head of Health and Human Services Tom Price.
“I like the fact that we need to push the pause button and reset it and say look, let’s come together on something that will actually work and is sustainable”. Yet it’s heading for a collision with the internal politics of Republicans in the House and Senate, where conservatives have been pushing to wind down the Medicaid expansion as soon as next year.