Sabato, 25 Mag, 2019

Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare

Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare
Parmenio Sano | 24 Giugno, 2017, 05:00

Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Thursday, the GOP replacement for former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

The federal government's share of funding for Medicaid, which is jointly run with individual states, would fall over the course of seven years to end up at around 57 percent of the cost of that program, which offers health coverage to the poor.

Texas' two US senators are split over their chamber's version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill, worked on in secret for the past several weeks, largely mirrors the House measure and has caused four Republican senators to balk at voting for it because it didn't repeal enough of Obamacare and President Donald Trump called for negotiations. There are a number of provisions very similar to the AHCA bill that passed the House by a vote of 217 to 213, with some alterations included.

Small business owner Molly Connor is one of 70,000 Hoosiers who may lose her insurance on Indiana's exchange.

"After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics", he wrote.

"The devil is in the details, and now that we've seen the bill, it's understandable why Senate leaders have kept it hidden behind closed doors", says Betsy Imholz, special projects director for Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) say they "are not ready" to vote for the bill.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release its forecast on the Senate draft next week. The proposed Senate bill would eliminate taxes on the wealthy.


Mr Paul said fundamental problems still remain that would leave taxpayers subsidising health insurance companies.

"The public at large is deeply skeptical about the repeal-and-replace plan, with support among the Republican base hanging in but slipping and in danger of falling further", said Drew Altman, CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

ACA: Young adults could stay on parents' health plan until age 26.

From a conservative perspective, the chief selling point of the bill is Medicaid reform.

PEARSON: The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill, but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. That means funding will increase more slowly than cost of care, resulting in deep cuts to the program over time. She said that the Affordable Care Act is critical to getting her daughter the care she needs.

Four Republican opponents could jeopardize McConnell's efforts to pass the measure, which is being moved under rules that allow passage with a simple majority or 50 votes.

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