Utahns React To CBO Score Of Republican Health Care Legislation

GOP lawmaker chokes back tears after finding out the impact of the health care bill he helped writeMore

GOP lawmaker chokes back tears after finding out the impact of the health care bill he helped writeMore

The American Health Care Act of 2017 is a hoax created to gut the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in exchange for higher premiums, less access, more taxes, and benefit big healthcare industry players.

About the only way the AHCA looks good, for that matter, is to read the CBO's analysis with the largest of political blinders on, as many House Republicans, including Rep. John Faso of Kinderhook, seem to have done.

Under the current Affordable Care Act more than 30 states expanded Medicaid coverage by raising the eligibility guidelines to138 percent of the poverty level.

Another group is concerned about the American Health Care Act after the Congressional Budget Office concluded the legislation would cause 23 million people to lose their health insurance and drive premiums up: health care companies. Even as the Gang of 13 - including Colorado's own Cory Gardner - meet in private to try to hash out a transparency-free bill that could semi-miraculously get through the Senate and then be approved by the House, McConnell said he couldn't find the 50 necessary votes for passage.

The CBO was nearly spot-on in estimating the key figure: the overall number of people without insurance. According to the CBO, a 64-year-old with $26,500 in annual income would be charged $21,000 in health care premiums and receive $4,900 in tax credits. In March, the CBO score predicted markedly increased insurance disenrollment, more out-of-pocket costs, and increases in premiums in the short term. The liberal-leaning Urban Institute said the analysis offered nothing new, calling the House Republican bill a "tax bill paired with Medicaid cuts" to benefit the richest households in the country. Americans can get health care for all citizens for about 40% less than we pay now. "They're coming from a standpoint of profit rather than quality and taking the human factor right out of it".

Republicans must change the debate-or we can kiss health freedom, patient choice and medical excellence goodbye. The only thing that's going to be lower you'll get less for less. "I have never seen cuts like this".

The Wyoming Republican declined to reveal any specifics, saying that he wants to encourage collaboration. Others have privately suggested alternatives to Senate Republicans plans to immediately roll back funding for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion program-a contentious point of debate between moderate and conservative senators. Republicans have repeatedly touted their bill as lowering premiums, but they've said less about how it would affect what consumers have to shell out for care. The AHCA is now being reviewed by the Senate, which will likely take the CBO cost estimate into account when analyzing the legislation.

The House narrowly passed a revised bill to dismantle the PPACA earlier this month.

Vermont Independent and former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is outraged that the House passed the AHCA.

That led to higher premiums for people buying their own health insurance policies, along with tax increases and more federal regulation. That was this amendment that would let states waive some of the requirements in the bill, like having a set of benefits and not charging people with preexisting conditions more. It was an extremely narrow victory and one that depended on many of those working class people now eligible for Medicaid who wouldn't be eligible if Trumpcare - or, for that matter, Trump's phony budget - were to pass. These include the actions and coverage decisions of states prior to the enactment of the ACA, current market conditions, and the concerns of state insurers and market participants. She also fought to have $15 billion added for maternity care and worked to support our county governments by adding language to reduce the burdensome Medicaid mandate that crushes their budgets. Risk adjustment prevents this from happening by shifting money from insurers with healthier-than-average populations to those covering less-healthy individuals. In 2015 alone, almost four million more women were using Medicaid than men according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It's not true and relies on flawed reasoning. The California bill won approval from the Senate Health Committee in late April, and the Appropriations Committee is expected to vote on Thursday.

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