Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Health Care | By Kelly Miles

Trump Wins Support For GOP's Obamacare Replacement Bill

Trump Wins Support For GOP's Obamacare Replacement Bill

That move came after President Trump huddled with a group of wary House conservatives, and (reportedly) endorsed three amendments to the bill - including a provision that would strip Medicaid from unemployed, able-bodied adults. In its current form, the Congressional Budget Office expects the AHCA to grow the ranks of the uninsured by 24 million.

There are now 33 Republican governors in the US, 16 of which head states that expanded Medicaid.

Last week, ratings agency Standard and Poor's estimated that 6 million to 10 million people could lose coverage if the Republican plan passes.

We're sure that opponents - Democrats and conservative Republicans among them - will marshal these CBO numbers as reasons to scuttle this bill or, conversely, to have it destroy all things Obamacare. John Kasich, the Governor of the state, even met with President Trump regarding the expansion recently. And the third is separate legislation that would do things Republicans have been advocating for many years, such as imposing caps on medical malpractice damages and selling health insurance across state lines.

Cohn also disputed the notion that millions of people on Medicaid, the government health care system for the poor, would become uninsured as Obamacare's expansion of the program is rolled back over a period of years. The other is that older people may face sky-high premiums under the GOP measure and may drop coverage altogether.

"When you say access is that like if I'm sitting at home and I make $25,000 a year, I have access to buying a BMW, but I can't afford it".

The two headline-grabbing estimates from the CBO report have been taken out of context by some lawmakers, including Pelosi and Sánchez.

There seems to be too much opposition for too many different reasons for Republicans to overcome.

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Previously, Sanders had cited a calculation from ThinkProgress, a left-leaning website, assuming that 29.8 million people would lose their insurance and that one person will die for every 830 people who lose insurance.

But Trump on Friday said that the current state of Obamacare necessitates that bill passing Congress.

House GOP leaders plan a floor vote next week, less than a month after the measure was introduced. There are earlier reports that the GOP has not won enough people to get to that number, which is in spite of Republicans holding 246 seats in the House of Representatives and 52 in the Senate.

"If this legislation is passed and millions of people are thrown off of health insurance, not able to get to a doctor when they must, thousands of Americans will die". This is why support needs to be assured if the bill is ever to go through.

The Congressional Budget Office, the gold standard in trying to divine the impact of legislation, was not kind to the Republican alternative to Obamacare.

It remains to be seen whether the bill has any chance in the Senate, however. Sen. Under the GOP bill, states that expanded Medicaid would get more money. The movement has given House Republican leadership a shot of confidence, scheduling a vote on the bill before the full House next Thursday.

"And we think the courts are not going to stop him from doing that?" However, more alterations could very well occur between now and next week.

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