Leaked draft offers glimpse of GOP Obamacare replacementBy Dora Ramos Feb 27, 2017
Those credits are unlikely to cover the full cost of a plan that pays for routine health care, but could potentially pay for insurance that protects against a catastrophic health event. Budget hawks including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., support the kind of program flexibility Republican governors are seeking, but chiefly want to spend less on Medicaid. Recent polls have shown the ACA growing in popularity with voters, and one showed the highest amount of support ever for the law.
Though just a preliminary document, the package drew quick criticism from Democrats.
Congressional Republicans are "going to fix Obamacare - I shouldn't call it repeal-and-replace, because it's not going to happen", he said.
It is the name, of course, which drives the Republican Party mad - but they came up with the name, back in the heyday when they thought for sure Americans would hate being able to keep family members with preexisting conditions alive.
Even worse is that President Donald Trump promised "insurance for everybody" with his replacement.
It is uncertain how their plans will be affected by this week's town halls during Congress' recess where GOP lawmakers were confronted by noisy defenders of Obama's law.
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Walker, who briefly ran for president in 2016 on a fiscally conservative platform, said Friday he's open to changes to the program, but said governors need to be "at the forefront of helping shape the reform, as well as the replacement", since they are the ones administering the program. That ratio is limited to 3-1 under Obama's statute.
A summary of the several bills Republican House leaders are considering for changes to the Medicaid expansion envisioned "a period of stability to ensure we are not pulling the rug from underneath states or patients". Republicans know of this issue, which is why they have repeatedly pledged they would not take healthcare away from those who now get help with their individual coverage through the Health Market that Obamacare helped establish. A 20-year-old will receive $2,000 per year to put towards health expenditures, a 30-year-old will receive $2,500 and so on up to a $4,000 credit for everyone 60 and older.
"We don't want to see any citizen have the rug pulled out from underneath them, yet we know Obamacare is failing", Ducey said. The plan is to also end tax subsidies that are based on income for the purchase of the individual plans in 2020. But the GOP has yet to agree on a replacement plan.
The GOP's plan, for example, would let insurers charge elderly enrollees up to five times more than younger ones in premiums.
It would also eliminate all of the taxes used to fund Obamacare subsidies and the Medicaid expansion, including the controversial tax on medical devices.
-Tax partial value of health coverage that people get at work if their plan ranks among the costliest 10 percent in the nation.
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