Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care
Apr 01 2017 by Ken Ortega
The US House of Representatives pulled legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act on Friday, delaying action on a cut to a prescription drug tax but staving off provisions that were forecast to result in 14 million people losing health insurance coverage next year alone.
House Speaker Paul Ryan discusses the American Health Care Act at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 9, 2017. It is time for Congressional leaders of both parties to govern and put aside petty grievances. The Internal Revenue Service responded in early February by weakening the health care law's requirement that individuals either acquire health insurance or pay a tax penalty to the government. Well, for a change, Trump is right. Yet, again and again, there it was in plain sight, as when House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) declared: "The idea of Obamacare is that the people who are healthy pay for the people who are sick". Health care in the U.S.is baffling complicated, but it doesn't need to be. That includes working with insurers to set sensible rules for enrollment periods, making sure risk-sharing mechanisms are working well and restoring outreach efforts to encourage more people to sign up. "I can tell you not only did it not get better, it's gotten worse".
"We're gonna get a 'yes, ' we're gonna get to 'yes.' It will be a better bill and I think everybody is going to be very happy in the end", said Rep. David Brat, a Republican from Virginia and a member of the Freedom Caucus.
Schexnyder's insurer pulled out of the Affordable Care Act past year, leaving fewer alternatives in Georgia, one of the states that refused to set up insurance exchanges or participate in Medicaid expansion. The reporters also found other Republicans who were apparently unaware of any plans for a second attempt at a vote.
Following their meeting, some Republicans were still resentful of factions in their party that prevented approval of the GOP health care plan. A silent death sentence because it costs too much just to breathe.
Equally regrettable is that Republicans appear to be giving up and moving on to other issues.
"At my core, I'm a fiscal and social conservative, but here's what I believe - I can't run the country by myself, and we have to work together", he said.
"It wasn't going to be flawless from the get-go", she said. Instead of paying for my health insurance, maybe my company would look at raises.
The proposed health care act also hit older California couples hard: A 60-year-old couple with no dependents earning $20,000 a year would have lost more than $16,000 in benefits, a 67 percent drop.
State insurance commissioner John Doak said in an interview he remains "cautiously optimistic" the insurer will continue providing insurance to about 140,000 individuals.
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In the off-year election of 2018, they may be begging for Republican help in reforming the health care system.
Another reason is that it is so far reaching that supporters and critics alike consider it a pivotal element in the history of President Barack Obama, the nation's first Black commander-in-chief.
It's been a running joke for many years now that Republicans in Congress are always saying they're just about done putting the finishing touches on an Obamacare replacement plan that everyone is going to love.
That sentiment was echoed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
She added: "I don't want to raise my children in a place where they don't have guaranteed health care". Skyrocketing insurance premiums are hurting the American people and lowering their standard of living.
At the top of the list is the fact that it has brought the United States to its closest point in history of recognizing that access to health care is a fundamental right, an entitlement that must be respected by a vast majority of Americans.