Who could be at risk for higher premiums under GOP?

Posted May 19, 2017

The House voted 217-213 on May 4 to pass the GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

"Obamacare is collapsing and the status quo is unsustainable. It's gone", Trump said in a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

In a statement to Missourinet, Blunt didn't waver from the Republican stance to do away with the current health care system.

That left some Obamacare customers scratching their heads - figuratively - on Twitter.

The care would be paid for by an employment-based premium tied to income with employers paying 80 percent. The single-payer plan benefits patients, care providers and coordinators alike.

He added, "The nation's emergency departments, which already serve as a major safety net in health care, will become even more overcrowded than they now are". It accounts for 17.8 percent of GDP.

He also said Americans should be direct consumers of health care by increasing the use of health savings accounts, or HSAs.

Most Republicans see no political advantage to attempting to craft bipartisan legislation that could aid vulnerable Red State Senate Democrats heading in to the midterm elections.

Even if the House bill, or some version of it, becomes law, members of Congress could be protected from decreases in coverage.

"Aetna just pulled out". This is why I now receive my healthcare through the Obamacare exchanges, though I decline the congressional subsidy. In some states - Tennessee and Iowa, for example - there are areas that risk having no insurer at all. Eight billion dollars has been sanctioned to help with these costs over five years, but that is a drop in the bucket - especially when recognizing that the subsidies Obamacare implemented to help people buy insurance will be reduced overall.

Amidst calls to his office concerning health care and the limited number of public forums offered to discuss it, Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi Jr. will host a town hall meeting for area residents' concerns about proposed changes to the system. They promised to replace it with a plan that would cover more people and bring costs down. It will never happen however, I long for the day when government gets out of the business of making rules regarding the health care or health insurance coverage of a free people.

Removing $800 million from Medicaid funding only requires knowledge of subtraction to immediately understand that the majority of low income, older, disabled, and children will lose their health care coverage. "It's dead", that's not exactly true.