HEALTH CARE: Uncertainty reigns with Obamacare repeal looming

HEALTH CARE: Uncertainty reigns with Obamacare repeal looming

"It's up to people", he said.

The heated debate over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, which raged throughout the weekend, says as much about what's wrong with the USA political system as it does about what's wrong with the US health care system.

The Republican bill would also repeal the cost-sharing assistance low-income families receive to make out-of-pocket health care costs, such as deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance more affordable.

President Donald Trump, who as a Republican ran on a repeal-and-replace platform, is now in the White House. Over time the cost ...would go down because people would get the care they had been postponing for all the time they were uninsured. "That's what we're going to be accomplishing". There is a indefensible reduction in the affordability and quality of coverage between people poor enough to qualify for Medicaid and those who make a modest amount more. "So there's no way you can compete with on paper a government mandate with coverage". Just 23 percent said Congress should leave Obamacare "as is".

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I also encourage everyone to watch closely and contact their elected people in D.C., not just on Obamacare, but on current bills that would greatly alter Medicare and Medicaid.

I'll be back next week with even more answers.

The president has thrown his full weight behind a contested plan by House Republicans to replace Obamacare, battling to overcome resistance from the party's right wing in hopes of meeting a key campaign pledge.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who made health care his signature issue in his 2014 Senate race, has said only that he remains committed to repeal but is still reviewing the House bill. Four Republican Senators are opposed, he said, whereas in the House the Freedom Caucus has 28 members who disapprove of some provisions, such as the tax credits.

President Trump met with chairmen of House committees on Friday to discuss the Republicans' health care plan, amid opposition within their own party. There's a new provision within the AHCA called the "continuous health insurance coverage incentive" that could offset much of the savings.

Price disputed that number and said the GOP plan will offer better access to healthcare.

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A bigger problem still, he said, is that it actually leaves working class Americans worse off than the bill it purports to improve.

Meanwhile, Tom Cotton, the Republican from Arkansas, on ABC's "This Week", expressed his concerns about the bill.

Democrats are ready to exploit any weakness the infighting may create.

He predicted that the Congressional Budget Office's estimate of the impact of the legislation would show it would cover fewer people than Obamacare.

"Coverage is going to go up", he added on NBC's "Meet the Press" before slamming detractors' labeling of the bill as "Obamacare Lite". "Under this bill you don't have it".

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Collins should work on strengthening the ACA, rather than making laws that give states more latitude and less money to provide coverage. "They're scoring Obamacare as it exists today, not tomorrow".

"He will not have the votes [to pass the current bill] and we will have to get to that point before negotiations begin". We need your support to keep our talented reporters, editors and photographers holding government accountable, looking out for the public interest, and separating fact from fiction.

"We always know you're never going to win a coverage beauty contest when it's free market versus government mandates", Ryan said.

The Wisconsin Republican didn't share how much the plan ultimately would cost or how many people would be covered.