McConnell asks all senators to join all-male health group

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13 May, 2017

"The so-called "Affordable Care" Act, Obamacare, has had a damaging effect on patient care, insurance coverage and our economy".

Rounds said the Senate is working to include assurances in its bill to replace the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare.

The article summarizes the costs of pre-existing conditions in the new health bill and shows the amounts of money in the bill and points out the lack of required funding for this condition. "On health care, what he wanted was the taxes out and he wanted to get rid of the mandate (requiring people to buy coverage), but he wanted to keep all the goodies", Nunberg told the Washington Post.

Roughly one in five American voters approve of the health care plan the House of Representatives passed last Thursday, according to a new poll.

He said the bill cuts subsidies by more than $300 billion, and changes the subsidy system from income/cost-based to age-based. 66% disapprove of Trump's method of dealing with health care compared to only 28% who approve.

If the House bill becomes law, premiums will come down for some people, mostly young, healthy, affluent people - but they'll rise for others, mostly the working poor. But Trump has warned that the payments may not go beyond this month.

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He probably thought something like "real men wouldn't allow themselves to be stopped from stripping away healthcare aide from millions of Americans". That is ironic since anyone who really looks at their plan will see that their goal is to trump numerous improvements in health care, especially for those on the lower economic levels. Of course, since the Congressional Budget Office had not yet scored the new health care bill, no one knows what will happen to premiums.

It took Republicans nearly two months to cajole their own representatives into voting for the party's plan to gut Obamacare, but getting the bill passed in the Senate could be far more challenging. But Rounds said the Senate isn't bound by the House's plan.

The one exception makes it worse than the first version. A waiver would allow insurance companies to consider a person's health status when determining what to charge for coverage.

House Democrats, led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have said GOP lawmakers will lose their seats over the bill. The reasons range from low income people losing coverage and cuts in reimbursement to safety net providers, leaving astronomical costs for these hospitals which provide significant coverage to low income, uninsured, and vulnerable populations.

Trying to get past the controversy over the absence of women on the health care panel, Senate Republicans said they expected to devote much time to health care in the near future.


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