Banks says he'll support new health-care bill, with changes

Posted March 20, 2017

You would think that in the ensuing seven years they actually may have come up with a plan that could do just that.

House Republicans are seeking support for a bill some have dubbed Trumpcare, which calls for deep cuts in public forms of insurance as the GOP attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature legislation.

Tens of thousands of Nebraskans would be among the 24 million Americans projected by the Congressional Budget Office to lose their health coverage in the next decade. In addition, the bill would make it harder for many older adults and people with disabilities to live in their homes and communities because it would repeal a financial incentive in the current law for states to provide a home- and community-based option.

Republicans are pulling in different directions as they strive to get traction for a health care overhaul that's in danger of being dragged down by differences within their own party. "So that's why their forecast of the coverage for the Republican bill is so odd".

"They haven't really said why their forecast of Affordable Care Act [ACA] enrollment was wrong", Furchtgott-Roth said, using another name for Obamacare. The superwealthy, including health insurance CEOs, President Donald Trump and many of his Cabinet members would benefit from astronomical tax cuts. She says says that the conversations about health insurance occurring in congress are ultimately about whether or not people have a right to be healthy. It has been three years and I still haven't used up my tax credit. While Medicare is the lifeline for our elderly's health care, Medicaid is the lifeline for our children. The GOP credits, by contrast, are based primarily on age and do not vary according to the cost of insurance in an area, so in low-priced parts of the country they will go farther than in very high-cost areas. "It was the Affordable Coverage Act", Mulvaney told CBS News on Sunday night. That's because those ACA credits rise as premiums rise, giving insurers little incentive to keep their premiums low. To wit: NY might not be the best example of the damage the Republican plan could do. Having to pay thousands more for health insurance could force many to make hard choices between food, medicine, housing and other basic necessities. "The president is bringing people to his table, and I am very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill".

But Schmick acknowledges that many would lose insurance because the Obamacare mandate to buy insurance would be repealed, meaning individuals would not pay a tax penalty if they chose not to buy insurance.

How many hundreds of times has that number been quoted in the last few days?