How will Republicans replace Obamacare? It's unclear
Jan 20 2017 by Anna Nguyen
The money that he saved by suffering through his discomforts all went to pay the Obama Care penalty.
The GOP-led Congress, backed by President-elect Donald Trump, has begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act. This weekend, he told The Washington Post that he's now putting the "final strokes" on a replacement plan, which means one of two things: He's smarter than every Republican think tank, or he's just lying again.
Mr. Trump's comments about taking care of everybody echo what he told The Washington Post recently, which was that he wants to have "insurance for everybody". Congressional leaders have said that they want to keep - or, in current terminology, "replace" - the most popular parts of Obamacare but have not agreed on any one plan.
As the Republicans prepare to throw nearly 24 million people back into the health care wilderness to fend for themselves, people will stop getting preventive treatment and will wait until a potentially easy, curable health problem becomes a severe illness. As someone who makes my living seasonally (income tax preparer, landscaper, freelance personal organizer), I do not have employer-based health insurance available to me.
"He welcomes meeting with constituents", she said.
Mitch McConnell predicted late past year that regardless of who won the White House, changes would need to be made to avoid "crashing" the entire system owing to rising premiums. "Every one of the 6.4 million people enrolled represents a story about how the Affordable Care Act has changed health care in America, and why coverage matters". "It's important to remember that coverage remains in effect for all of our members".
Legislative analysts said the health law caused uncompensated care to fall by $311 million from 2013 to 2015. But as we have seen for the last eight years, Obamacare has only contributed to the lack of options and rising costs that plague people across the Sunshine State - not to mention the mounting cost of subsidies that is adding to the $20 trillion-and-growing national debt. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibits insurance companies from denying insurance to any individual who transfers between group markets.
Stephen Hackett is hoping more time and consideration will be given before overturning the law that has given him comfort in caring for his 8 year old cancer patient son.
"As Obamacare is repealed and we transition to a better health care system, we can not pull the rug out from under anyone who is now covered by Obamacare", he said.
Gregg further offers the principle of subsidiarity, which "reminds us that there are numerous communities that precede government institutions and which help establish many of the conditions that assist people to promote, protect and freely choose the good of health".
Smith encourages people to shop for health insurance on healthcare.gov, as opposed to other sites. "I urge my colleagues to put aside politics and focus on instituting meaningful improvements to the Affordable Care Act or, at the very least, to put forward a credible replacement plan before moving to repeal the law".
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