A Guide for the Perplexed: Understanding "Repeal and Replace"

Posted March 19, 2017

The new bill would need to be able to not only help more people but also take the pressure off other Americans that Obamacare put on them.

The Bloomberg analysis showed that people in counties that voted for Trump would see $6.6 billion in total tax cuts, while people living in Clinton-supporting counties would get a tax break of $21.9 billion.

Trump said after the Friday meeting that "every single person sitting in this room is now a yes" after talking about certain changes, citing the block grant option specifically.

"Please contact your Congressman ... and tell him to join you in supporting President Trump and Speaker Ryan's plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act", the calls state.

It was apparent Republicans did not confer with any real Americans who struggle with paying monthly health insurance premiums.

A senior White House official says the president is very committed and frequently reminds Republican lawmakers of their campaign promise to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare.

"Under the legislation, insurers would be allowed to generally charge five times more for older enrollees than younger ones rather than three times more as under current law, substantially reducing premiums for young adults and substantially raising premiums for older people", according to the CBO report.

He added, "CBO also finds that this legislation will provide massive tax relief, dramatically reduce the deficit, and make the most fundamental entitlement reform in more than a generation".

A bill resulting in 14 million Americans losing coverage in 2018 is not what citizens are asking for.

The Republican plan's tax credits would be based primarily on age and range from $2,000 to $4,000.

But the fact that the White House's own analysis found even worse insurance losses under Trumpcare will perhaps make it more hard for administration officials to refute the CBO's findings.

The president griped that the media was not reporting fairly on the bill. The movement has given House Republican leadership a shot of confidence, scheduling a vote on the bill before the full House next Thursday.

Trump appeared with committee members after the meeting.

Reportedly, even if it got to the Senate as is...several State Senators have already come out in opposition of the bill as it stands right now.

That decrease would be even more pronounced in San Francisco, where health care is more expensive.

Officials pointed to two aspects of the GOP plan that would hurt the state's Medicaid system.

"Unless we gave it massive subsidies, it's not going to be there", he said.