Republican health plan isn't better

Republican health plan isn't better

Republican health plan isn't better

The greatly anticipated Republican legislation to alter the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care law better known as Obamacare, has finally been revealed.

The GOP plan would replace income-based subsidies for private insurance coverage with age-based subsidies.

With a proposal now on the table, the fate of the plan is uncertain even with Republican majorities in both chambers.

"This is exactly the type of backroom dealing and rushed process that we criticized Democrats for, and it is not what we promised the American people".

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, who voted in committee this week for a bill to overhaul health care legislation and do away with much of the Affordable Care Act, is saying little about the measure.

"It's even more bleak than we thought", said Nadereh Pourat, a health economist and director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, according to the Sacramento Bee. The bill also undoes the requirement that employers with 50 or more employees provide insurance.

More of a concern for Republican leadership, fellow conservatives are also deriding the legislation. Sen.

But Ryan does at least have one big asset on his side: President Trump has defended the bill and is lobbying conservatives to send the proposal to his desk.

"Would they (Republicans) accept the expansion of Medicaid?"

Conservative Republican Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday declared the plan "dead on arrival" in broadcast interviews and said he wanted a repeal-only option. The Kaiser Family Foundation predicts that "people who are older, lower-income, or live in high-premium areas (like Alaska and Arizona) receive larger tax credits under the ACA than they would under the American Health Care Act replacement".

In one-third of America's counties, only one insurer provides coverage so competition is drying up under Obamacare, Barletta said.

To ensure no one has the rug pulled out from under them, our legislation provides a stable transition period for those now enrolled in Obamacare and for states like MI that expanded Medicaid. "Because you don't go to the doctor, they get worse", he said.

Almost 3 million New Yorkers get their insurance coverage through the NY State of Health marketplace backed by Obamacare's subsidies, adding 700,000 more people in 2016 alone. People "can expect to have great health care".

"Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare", the Republican Study Committee, said in a critical report on the bill.

"It's useless to have an insurance card if you can't afford to use it", Barletta said.

The tax on lavish health plans that go to high earners and union members was supposed to help finance health care for poorer Americans.

Previous Republican plans have all called for some type of Cadillac tax, he added.

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