Price shoots down clean repeal of ObamaCare

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The CBO estimates that millions of Americans would not have health insurance because they were no longer eligible for the Medicaid expansion, they could no longer afford to buy insurance on the individual market, or their employer would no longer offered insurance to them.

"About half of what Texas hospitals get from Medicaid today comes through payments that are outside from the regular Medicaid program", she says, which adds up to $4 billion in federal funds every year.

Leaders from the AMA, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association urged Congress to slow down and consider changing the AHCA so people would not lose access to healthcare coverage. The economic reality of investing millions and millions of dollars and taking years to develop such a system is money the various insurers refuse to invest, as it is against their best corporate interests and reflects negatively on their overall profit margin.

Part of their plan deals with tax cuts.

SAN FRANCISCO The Republican-proposed bill to replace Obamacare would be a credit negative for US states, according to Moody's Investors Service, because it would shift a greater share of the cost of Medicaid to the states. He claimed conservative opponents of the bill have come to terms, thanks to unspecified "changes".

Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communication organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Earlier this week, he praised the Republican alternative, saying, "It provides tax credits to people to purchase the care that is rightfully theirs". In general, winners include the young and healthy; the well-off, who would get significant tax benefits from the act's proposed changes; and those less likely to need health insurance. If you are under the age of 30, you would receive a $2,000 credit.

Attacks on Medicaid often echo the old debate about welfare, implying that beneficiaries are able-bodied slackers who don't want to work. Under Obamacare, he or she would pay $1,700 in annual premiums.

The governors' proposal would keep an expansion of the program and make it available to other states that didn't expand it under the Affordable Care Act. It is nearly inexplicable why Republicans - and Trump in particular - would back a plan that seems almost created to punish the voters who gave Trump his victory. That's not affordable. Helping these individuals who are harmed by this sudden cliff in subsidies is a smart solution to make current law stronger.

The GOP plan would also eliminate the ACA's penalty fee for not having health insurance, which goes into the public till - and replace it with a different penalty fee that goes to the insurance companies.

This is particularly problematic because, under Obamacare, the federal government covers at least 90 percent of Medicaid costs for able-bodied adults, while only covering an average of 57 percent of costs for those most in need. There would be lower premiums to encourage this but not if the older people were buyers.

Re: "Reduced health care options costly for us all" (Letters, March 15). That ended up being the key reason Fitzpatrick couldn't support the proposed reform. These changes would cost tens of billions per year, a crippling blow. And Texas has more uninsured residents than any other state.

Following their message, Nevada Senator Dean Heller, a Republican, announced Friday he would oppose the bill.

"We've been struck", Johnson said Thursday, "by how the healthcare plan would affect Floridians in an outsized way".

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