We need solution for health care
Donald Trump and fellow Republicans rode into office, in part, on a wave of understandable anger at our complicated, expensive and unfair health care system. Heck, about one-third of Americans polled by Morning Consult apparently don't even realize that the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare are the same thing! Sad.
It's clear why this law was one of President Obama's crowning achievements.
GOP leaders are insisting that Trump is with them.
But Republican lawmakers remain unable to coalesce behind an approach to their oft-stated goal of repeal and replace, and Democrats believe they hold the upper hand to the fate of the Affordable Care Act. "Why did they have to screw up the whole country's health insurance?" But enrollment in those programs is limited to specific groups: federal workers, military members and their families, certain qualifying people with disabilities and those older than 65. There are many in the Republican ranks who argue that total repeal is both impractical and politically risky.
Faso is right to be anxious about the impact of ACA repeal.
The Energy and Commerce Committee's repeal bill will try to strike a compromise for states that expanded their Medicaid programs and those that didn't expand, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), chairman of the Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, told Bloomberg BNA March 1.
It's been reported that Republicans have 10 replacement plans for Obamacare.
Health insurance is a little bit like real estate, in that costs reflect local conditions. She has been writing letters, emails and postcards to her members of Congress.
Packham says it's still unclear what a repeal and replacement of the ACA will look like for now and creates uncertainty.
Yet "repeal" is still the word on the lips of Faso's Republican colleagues. But House Republicans are also divided about how to approach the issue. In order to afford a decent health care plan, this middle-income family would have to pay roughly 15% of their income toward premiums alone. But if you think about the way the words are actually being used, that's what, in the end, people actually mean.
Democracy is winning at the moment, as congressional Republicans seem to be deeply divided, but the game is far from over.
Evidently, insurance is not impervious to the iron law of economics that every product sold on the free market gets better and cheaper over time. When Obamacare, rather than a single-payer system, was passed, it added complexity. The result is more unnecessary surgeries, lab tests, procedures, and medication, all unnecessary cost drivers. And that's all you should need to know. Accordingly, we rate this claim Half True. "Everyone has to have health insurance".
In the meantime, many people are calling for keeping the ACA in place.
This means low-income 27-year-olds (earning $20,000 per year) would lose out under the Republican plan, according to KFF's projections, because that's lower than the $3,225 they would get under the ACA's provisions in 2020 (the year the GOP's plan would go into effect). And one sector of the population stands to be significantly impacted by changes to the health-care law. We'd all have Medicare, which would guarantee coverage for all. It largely does that by limiting payments to doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers. He wrote in his 2000 book "The America We Deserve:" "We must take care of our own". But the poll measured the most dramatic shift against universal coverage if it were to limit the availability of health services with 69%-26% opposed. Premiums were comparable to what healthy customers paid.
"And now, we have to have this conversation again: What's going to happen?" "It will be in a much-simplified form". For instance, hardly anyone is talking about how the legislation is expected to raise the cap on how much insurance companies can charge seniors compared to young people.
We know it's saving lives, so why are President Trump and Congressional Republicans hell-bent on ending it? Everybody in, nobody out. You and your loved ones deserve high-quality health care, too.
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