Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, said of the projection, “It’s very bad”, noting that President Trump had said he wanted as many people covered as under the Affordable Care Act.
The report from the Congressional Budget Office also predicts that the legislation would price millions of presently covered individuals out of the market as a result of low-cost, low-risk individuals forgoing insurance.
Ayanian joined Stateside to help explain what the future may hold if the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) is passed.
“I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives, with whom I served: Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that can not pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote”, Cotton told ABC “This Week”.
Price said the problem now is people’s inability to get the care they need because health insurance coverage is becoming unaffordable under Obamacare.
Sanders, a staunch advocate for universal health care, has spent much of the year on a red-state tour through regions where the Obamacare repeal is set to hurt people the most.
Experts expect the CBO analysis to intensify debate among factions already at odds over the repeal of Obamacare. Democrats staunchly criticised the decision of Republican representatives not to cost or demand CBO analysis before unveiling their Bill. “They have told us for eight years how awful the Affordable Care Act is, and yet we have added 20 million people to the ranks of the insured”.
Trump said the Republican healthcare plan “lowers cost, expands choice and ensures access for everyone”. This estimate is based on the assumption that the elimination of the mandate penalties and the broader tax-credit offerings would make nongroup coverage more attractive.
Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran for president in 2016 as a Democrat, said it was “cowardly” for Republicans to proceed with a healthcare bill without CBO estimates, telling CBS’ Face the Nation show: “This is a disgrace”. The legislation reduces premiums substantially for younger people but increases them substantially for older people – and especially poorer, older people – according to the CBO. If there’s 14 million people losing insurance, of course it’s concerning. But only 10.4 million were signed up for these plans by the middle of a year ago, according to Department of Health and Human Services data. To the surprise of virtually no one – including the people behind Trumpcare – it’s not good. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that played a role in crafting the Republican health plan, said he was concerned about Tennesseans who would lose coverage next year if Congress doesn’t act.
“Without that mandate to buy coverage, wouldn’t you concede there will be millions of uninsured?” a reporter asked. “They’re in complete disarray”, McCain said.
Snyder – who has lobbied Republican leaders on Capitol Hill and the Trump administration for “flexibility” in continuing the Medicaid program – has remained mum on his opinion of the proposal since its unveiling last week. People on Medicaid wouldn’t be forced off, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn added on “Fox News Sunday”.