The American Care Act, meant to replace the Affordable Care Act, narrowly passed through the House on Thursday (4 May) – but coverage of the victory in the press has earned Trump’s ire.
With all democrats and 20 republicans opposing it, the bill passed Thursday by just four votes.
Ask Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, one of 13 members crafting the Senate’s bill, who said: “Unfortunately, that bill contains numerous fatal procedural flaws and much of it will have to be rewritten”.
And after the first attempt at repeal failed in an embarrassing fashion, House Republicans and President Trump badly needed a win. By all accounts, however, the bill still faces a tough climb in the Senate despite the Republican majority there.
The widespread consensus among Republicans was that it was hard to truly weigh in on the House legislation due to the hurried process through which it was passed.
Democrats oppose repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation that was passed along strict party line votes in both chambers in 2010. She defended the GOP health care proposal.
Allows states to try to waive the Affordable Care Acts requirement that insurers must charge people the same rates regardless of their medical history. You heard Nancy Pelosi say they’re going to end up walking the plank on this and those ads that the Democratic Party is already starting to put together is going to make them glow in the dark. The CDC says 29 million people in the USA have diabetes.
The House GOP plan, if ever enacted, would cut an estimated $800 billion from Medicaid over the coming decade by rolling back the Medicaid expansion beginning in 2019 that provides coverage to 11 million poor, able-bodied single people.
“I’ve already made clear that I don’t support the House bill as now constructed”, Sen.
“I believe that any law we pass [that] applies to our constituents must also apply equally to members of Congress”, McSally said. What did they do to get it through the House, after the bill seemed dead?
“This is a first step in fixing the issues of the high out-of-pocket costs of health care premiums and the bureaucracy of the ACA, though it is not a ideal bill”, Stivers said in a statement regarding the bill.
The latest House bill would provide tax credits between $2,000 and $14,000 a year for individuals who don’t get insurance coverage from an employer or the governments. Alexander is a seasoned dealmaker who has often reached across the aisle, but will have difficulty doing so on the thorny issue of health care. Because the more we find out about TrumpCare, the more we despise it. 1) It doesn’t protect people with pre-existing conditions. Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia – whose states expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.
One of the most heralded aspects of the American Health Care Act is that is would repeal the tax penalty for those who fail to buy insurance.
“We’re seeing more and more insurers pull out of states and counties, we’ve got to do something to fix it”.
Taking those measures out risk losing support of Republican conservatives like Sens. The Republican health plan also is expected to raise premiums for older people, who are more likely to have a pre-existing condition. In a final tweak, leaders added a modest pool of money to help people with pre-existing medical conditions afford coverage, a concern that caused a near-fatal rebellion among Republicans in recent days.
The House bill would cut eligibility, and reduce federal reimbursement to states. But that would cover only about 110,000 people, according to a new analysis from Avalere Health, a DC consulting firm.
As long as politicians keep treating health-care as a political wedge rather than a policy challenge, we’re never going to see any meaningful changes to make it accessible and affordable.