“As we hammer out a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, it is important that all Americans have access to quality health insurance“, Yoho said.
He said that while the picture so far isn’t good for Virginia, it also doesn’t seem like the GOP plan as proposed was gaining much traction in Washington. The GOP’s tax credits are not as generous as Obamacare’s subsidies for lower-income enrollees. Our elderly in this country are provided health care coverage through the Medicare Program.
Congressman Walter Jones, R-N.C., said Thursday he plans to vote against House Republicans’ recently unveiled legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.
I guess that is the freedom to die (note the gains at the Social Security Administration, which won’t have to pay benefits to prematurely dead Americans). That budget plan guarantees large deficits. I am 100 percent behind this”, Trump said, before looking around the room and saying: “All of these no’s, or potential no’s, are all yes’es.
Trump met with about a dozen House conservatives at the White House and afterward declared that he had won them over to the plan, known formally as the American Health Care Act.
While it is plausible to argue that individuals should have the right to choose to go without health insurance for themselves, it does not follow that parents should have the right to leave their children unprotected by not purchasing health insurance for them.
And it would end the guarantee of coverage for people who receive care in nursing homes and those whose families depend on Medicaid to help seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their homes. “And there’s no sign what they can fill it in with”.
Blum said he expects the legislation to go through some changes before it is brought to the full U.S. House for a vote. The implications would be major for Louisiana, where more than one-third of residents get health services through the Medicaid program, financed jointly by the state and federal government.
What would be left behind, according to the Congressional Budget Office, is $9 trillion in projected deficits over the coming decade and fewer ways for Trump and Republicans controlling Congress to cut.
First, swelling deficits mean less money for such legislation.
Republicans remain deeply divided over their US healthcare overhaul, which is Trump’s first major legislative initiative and aims to fulfill his campaign pledge to repeal and replace the healthcare program of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. More realistic lawmakers will resist that.
“The Affordable Care Act wasn’t really ObamaCare”.
But if insurance is not mandated, as it is under Obamacare, and the tax on unearned income paid by the wealthy is not continued, Republicans will have to come up with other sources of supplemental funding.
The fiscal picture, meanwhile, has another complication.
Ryan however, apparently, believes that Trump has what it takes to clinch the necessary votes, describing the president as “a great closer”, and praising him for negotiating changes to the health care plan. The CBO predicted that 24 million people would purchase coverage on the exchanges in 2017, almost double the most recent enrollment figures. When asked about tax breaks for health insurance CEOs, Price said that he wasn’t aware of that aspect and would have to look into it. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Also in January, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway stated on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, “We don’t want anyone who now has insurance to not have insurance“.