Replace Obamacare with the federal employee insurance systemBy Shelly Foster Feb 19, 2017
Some members of Congress are now discussing making major changes to our core health system in the United States - including repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement and making major, damaging changes to Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare. The American people are so close to taking back their health care.
Without the ACA's fragile funding mechanism, health care costs for millions of Hoosiers will increase. "It's ultimately about empowering health care consumers so that they have more in the way of choice".
"I have 14 doctors" and is on a dizzying array of medications, Whitaker-Haaheim said in interview before the meeting.
But President Donald Trump and lawmakers want to do away with the Affordable Care Act, and local leaders and stake holders in Los Angeles County are bracing for the ripple effects in a region they say could be among the hardest hit. Health insurance companies are dropping out of the exchanges left and right, forcing customers in 70 percent of USA counties to buy insurance from only one or two companies.
This Congress could either first pass a repeal bill and then a replacement bill, or include replacement elements in the repeal. In a news conference on Thursday, Trump said a plan to replace Obamacare would be released in early March.
Health insurance exchanges, a Republican, free-market idea developed by the conservative Heritage Foundation and implemented successfully by Gov. Mitt Romney in MA, are not working as well as they should and should offer more choices in some markets. It expanded Medicaid coverage to those below or just above the poverty line in states that participated, and it offered income-based tax credits for middle-income people to buy their own insurance.
Refundable credits mean that even people with low or no income would receive checks from the IRS.
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Later in her speech, Roberts said, "I believe that no one should be deported for merely having a broken tail light". We will fight to protect our communities against deportations and our Nation's values that no human is illegal.
Top House Republicans unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers Thursday, but a lack of detail, cost estimates and GOP unity left unresolved the problem that's plagued them for years: What's the party's plan and can Congress pass it?
The policy plan does not mention how the new legislation would be paid for, or who would gain or lose insurance under the plan. It calls for the limits on HSA savings to rise from $6,750 per family to $13,100. She said she worries about her future, and that of her elderly father. The GOP plan would increase the amount of money people can contribute to HSAs and give more flexibility to how they can add it.
The Republican plan would change both of those programs.
In the three years since the law was fully implemented, the number of Coloradans with health insurance climbed from 86 percent to 93 percent of the population (more than 97 percent for children), the number of personal bankruptcies tied to medical bills dropped from 104,000 per year to 45,000, and three out of four Coloradans said the health-care system worked for their families, according to the Colorado Health Access Survey.
And it would cap how much the federal government spends per person per year.
"Seventy-five percent of all the national health care costs are going to pay for chronic disease; 85 percent of all of the Medicaid costs are going to pay for chronic disease; 95 percent of all of the Medicare costs are going to pay for chronic disease", he said.
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