GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'


The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to amend the Affordable Care Act in early May, and the legislation is now in the Senate.

"You can't get what you want all the time", Blum told the group in Marshalltown.

But Lankford said the road ahead faces tough going because the House plan, embraced by President Donald Trump, won't provide sufficient subsidies for low-income people to afford insurance.

Trumpcare would replace the Obamacare subsidies that moderate-income purchasers of individual health plans now receive with much smaller tax credits of $2,000 to $4,000. The American Enterprise Institute released a white paper that advocates auto-enrollment for health care plans to ensure universal health insurance for all Americans. I urge Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris to stand firm against this bill and protect the progress we have made under the Affordable Care Act. But his fellow House Republicans blew him off.

House Speaker Paul Ryan canceled the initial vote on the GOP plan over lack of enough support from conservative and moderate lawmakers.

Republican Jason Lewis represents Minnesota's second congressional district in the U.S. House.

The Republican bill, H.R. 1628 is not a health care law; it is a dictatorial directive to determine which Americans can live, and which Americans will have to die. This myth suggests that the AHCA is going to do away with the pre-existing conditions clause associated with Obamacare.

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Last time they were in charge, Democrats created the dumpster fire we know as Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, which is nothing more than a failed wealth redistribution experiment. States would have the option of exercising a waiver to exclude themselves from these health benefits with the goal being to allow insurers more flexibility in building and pricing their plans, as well as formulating their networks. Republican advocacy for policies preventing women from ending pregnancies but against policies protecting the health and economic stability of women who wish to bring their pregnancies to term may be the height of hypocrisy - but it's old news.

GOP Rep. Dan Donovan raised this issue before last week's House vote, explaining he couldn't support a bill that denied everyone in his state tax credits.

Capito said180,000 West Virginians get insurance through expanded Medicaid. At the same, Gehring says, his organization is facing up to 60 percent in federal aid cutbacks. "Removing Medicaid funding for such services and equipment would present a significant hardship for many schools and students". They are taking us down a dark road to the past, to a past in which people with pre-existing conditions (and that is a very high percentage of our population) will find insurance inadequate or unaffordable and where the minimal funding offered by this bill to establish "high risk pools" will leave those pools still out of reach of ordinary Americans. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he's concerned about preserving traditional Medicaid. The new bill would end Medicaid expansion, which has been highly successful in the 31 states, plus D.C., that have adopted it.

Yet for many teens, AHCA may make treatment much harder to obtain.

Senate Republicans have not embraced the bill and are working on their own approach.

That's why it's so disheartening to see the exaggerations - and in many cases, outright falsehoods - being attached to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). He said, "We would like to move more decisions out of Washington, back to the states, about regulating insurance". It should be noted that Scott was an insurance agent prior to becoming involved in politics and has experience writing health insurance policies.