GOP Health-Care Sausage Is Good for You
Their failed 2017 proposal would have added congressional redistricting to the purview of Ohio’s bipartisan legislative redistricting commission, which Republican legislators oppose.
It’s “Trumpcare” now, and Republicans have to answer for it.
White House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act Thursday, to repeal and replace Obamacare in a close vote.
Democrats are giddy about what could be severe political consequences for the GOP. Now, Republicans must try maneuvering the measure through a Senate terrain that is different politically and procedurally from the House.
In March, the CBO analyzed an earlier version of the bill, concluding that 24 million Americans would lose health care coverage by 2026 should the legislation become law. Also, the American Cancer Society says as of January 2016, 15 million people in the US have a history of cancer.
Senators have set up a working group of about a dozen lawmakers to examine how to craft the Senate’s health bill: with members ranging from Sen. As we said with one vote to spare even though right now it polls in a very negative way.
Ryan directly addressed the stakes in a House floor speech just before the vote.
“Progressives are going to hang this around the necks of every one of those Republicans”, said Angel Padilla, co-founder of the liberal group Indivisible. Breaking it down further, the sickest 50 percent of the population account for 97 percent of the health-care expenses.
Meehan said the intent was to move to more accountable care so that there is a payment for individuals whose care is managed, as preventative care is less expensive.
Fundraising surged nationwide as new recruits stepped up to challenge vulnerable Republicans who backed the plan. The Republican health plan also is expected to raise premiums for older people, who are more likely to have a pre-existing condition. “2018!” as Republicans boarded buses outside the Capitol to head to the White House. Kim raised more than $43,000 online over the last week for a possible run.
The lopsided, 79-18 Senate vote sends the huge bill to the White House in plenty of time to avert a midnight Friday shutdown deadline.
Proponents of the bill note that people in poor health would still be protected as long as they maintain coverage. Her open seat in Miami is considered a prime pick-up opportunity for Democrats.
The conditions list includes: AIDS/HIV, Alcohol abuse/drug abuse with recent treatment, Alzheimer’s/dementia, Arthritis, fibromyalgia, other inflammatory joint disease, cancer within some period of time (around 10 years), cerebral palsy, congestive heart failure, coronary artery/heart disease, bypass surgery, Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema, Diabetes, epilepsy, hemophilia, Hepatitis C, Kidney disease, renal failure, lupus, mental disorders – bipolar, eating disorders, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, obesity, organ transplant, paraplegia, paralysis, Parkinson’s disease, pending surgery or hospitalization, pneumocystis pneumonia, pregnancy or expectant parent, sleep apnea, stroke, transsexualism. That could escalate if the ACA’s prescription, hospitalization, and doctor-visit mandates were retained.
Before Obamacare, there were about 200,000 people in the 35 state high-risk pools that were created and about 100,000 more in a temporary federal preexisting-care insurance pool.
Obamacare’s increased taxes on high earners, insurance companies and medical-device makers to subsidize insurance would also be cut to the tune of $600 billion over the next decade, in the AHCA.
More moderate House Republicans had anxious that too many of their constituents would lose coverage, while members in the very conservative House Freedom Caucus argued the AHCA didn’t go far enough in rolling back Obamacare provisions. You had even some House Republicans yesterday saying, yeah, we voted for this bill.
“They have no intention to honor what they ran on”, he declared.
Why would Bruce Poliquin vote for this bill? Outgoing Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, condemned the Republican measure as “woefully short”.
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas and House Majority Whip Steve Scalies of La., smiles as President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White Ho.