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Health Care repeal passes US House
March 23 2018, 10:44 | Rex Rios
Health Care repeal passes US House
According to NPR, a last-minute addition to the bill provides $8 million dollars for states to set-up these pools, however critics say it's not enough money to guarantee coverage. Most states rely on a federal sales service.
The Republicans' health care plan would freeze Medicaid expansion, cutting off funds for states adding new enrollees starting in 2020. The rollback could deny Medicaid coverage to millions of working poor. "$800 billion", Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, told CNN's Chris Cuomo Friday on "New Day". It contained a provision that would allow states waivers to opt out of mandates on insurers to accept applicants with pre-existing conditions. Make sure to hold them accountable for this vote, now and for the rest of their careers.
The ACA remains the law of the land.
"We're talking about the elderly, we're talking about children, we're talking about disabled, we're talking about mental illness", Graddy says. "If you are a single woman with two children in Virginia, you have to make less than $6,200 a year". You'll learn a lot by reading both, so I'll just shut up for now. "It was a bipartisan negotiation as I said". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said after the bill passed the House Thursday. "It started in the House yesterday".
President Trump, meanwhile, tried to clarify remarks he made Thursday when he called Australia's government-run universal health-care system "better" than America's system. It may be even harder at this stage of the process: Several members of the House said that they were counting on the Senate to modify things, but senators have less leeway to pass the buck in the same way. "This is just the beginning of a robust ad campaign with more to come next week".
The legislation could become a major issue for vulnerable House Republicans in divided districts, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has already threatened they will "glow in the dark" over their vote. Orrin Hatch trying to lower expectations of quick action, a new version of health care reform might rise.
Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Cory Gardner of Colorado sent a letter to McConnell in March opposing Medicaid cuts. In 2011, before Obamacare went into effect, "somewhere close to 40 percent of individual and small group market plans didn't offer substance abuse and mental health coverage", says Frank.
Of course, I'm making too much of the passage of the bill without a CBO score, because the analysis will be ready before the Senate votes, and there seems to be widespread agreement that Trump/Ryancare will not probably pass the Senate as written.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said it was "irresponsible" for Congress to consider legislation that she she said will reduce federal funding for Medicaid.
The percentage of American women who could be affected by this change is significant. The GOP health bill is far from ideal, but it is being attacked by numerous same Democrats who promised the moon under Obamacare, and who were proven wrong time and time again.