Rokita votes to advance health care bill in Congress — IN Focus

Rachel Hardy
March 20, 2017

Even before he launched his presidential campaign in 2015, Trump regularly blasted Obamacare and promised to replace it with something that costs less. And after he won, he said he wanted coverage for everyone.

The Joint Committee on Taxation and CBO estimate that the AHCA would reduce federal deficits by almost $340 billion over the next 10 years, with the bulk of savings attained by reducing Medicaid expenditures and eliminating subsidies for nongroup health insurance.

The bill was advanced in the House Budget Committee on Thursday where Rokita is vice chairman.

The legislation, now making its way through the House, has been widely criticized.

In the end, I believe that President Trump will find a way to manage his Trumpcare plan through the Congress.

He has vowed to do better, promising "insurance for everybody".

Years later, in fact last weekend, I had the need to avail the services of another emergency room - this time on a Saturday night in Los Angeles - and the experience was significantly better.

"Generally, people with lower and moderate incomes would be particularly disadvantaged by provisions in the American Health Care Act relative to the Affordable Care Act", Collins said.

In the Senate, Susan Collins, R-Maine, told the Portland Press Herald, "This is not a bill I could support in its current form". That expanded Medicaid rolls to about 73 million people, about half of whom are children. The health care bill now being drafted by the House, and enthusiastically endorsed by the president, makes major cuts in Medicaid, the joint federal/state program that protects the most vulnerable Americans.

All of the proposals that are there to repeal the ACA and replace it would leave tens of millions without coverage and be too expensive for those who could least afford it. So would low-income Mobile residents at all age levels. A credit for a family living in a low-priced area in the Midwest would be the same for a family living in a high-cost city like Los Angeles. With a wife and three kids, he's not interested in going without insurance, or buying a pared-down plan. A 40-year-old would pay 8% to 10% less. Under the ACA, subsidies are adjusted based on the customer's income and the cost of a plan.

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She pays $31.38 a month for her plan's premium. We have more people that we're covering in this state. On Fox News Sunday, Ryan said lower-income older people should receive more assistance from tax credits than under the current bill.

Unlike the individual mandate in the ACA, the money from the late-enrollment surcharge would go to insurance companies and not the government.

These changes to Medicaid would likely further reduce the number of people covered under the program.

"It's going to be a huge rush - an inducement to drag in as many people as they can drag in, because the more they can drag in, the more federal dollars they can get", he says.

The Republican bill also does little to address consumers' chief complaint - steep deductibles.

"The deductibles are so high that you don't really have insurance", Trump said Monday. They will wind up paying a lot more to get medical care.

How could this affect poor or disabled Iowans?

"We gotta take care of people that can't take care of themselves", he said in a CNN Town Hall previous year.

The CBO has estimated that the block grant systems could cut Medicaid spending by as much as a third over the next decade. He claimed conservative opponents of the bill have come to terms, thanks to unspecified "changes". This is why the CBO projects such large declines in Medicaid enrollment. Though insurance pools do rely on younger, healthier people participating and offsetting costs of older, sicker people, Gilbert argued it's wrong to force people to shoulder that burden. But challenges must be based on credible assumptions and cost-reduction must not be based primarily on depriving millions of coverage and, therefore, depriving them of medical care. "You just can't do it".

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