Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill

Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill

Republican Senate aides are said to be drafting the upper chamber's version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week while Congress is on break.

The CBO found that the bill would lead to lower premiums in many states but would end up with more people lacking health insurance than at present.

Some Connecticut residents are speaking out against the Republican health care bill that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and is now before the U.S. Senate.

With polls showing that only about 1 in 5 Americans support the House bill, Republicans have many issues to resolve. Thirteen percent said they didn't know or refused to respond. It was the latest in an ongoing series of Kaiser polls on health care.

The AHCA has faced an uphill battle since passing the House on May 4 with a razor-thin 217-213 margin - including a damning report three weeks later from the nonpartisan CBO, which projected insurance premiums could skyrocket for patients with pre-existing conditions.

They are a concession to what Johnson calls the "tough political process" facing GOP senators in crafting and passing a bill that significantly rolls back former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as they and GOP President Donald Trump have vowed to do.

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Congressman Mark Walker defended the House Republican health-care plan Tuesday, arguing that federal spending must be greatly reduced.

As it stands, the AHCA would cut $839 billion in federal funds that help states, including Arizona, make sure that our most vulnerable citizens get the health care and long-term services and supports that they need.

ANTOS: Not only do Democratic respondents think that the things that are going wrong are really on President Trump's watch and he is responsible, but most Republicans (laughter) believe that too.

A new Kaiser Family Foundation health care tracking poll contained devastating news for Republicans on health care.

"The main reason why only narrow network plans are being offered on the Obamacare exchanges is because the insurers that choose to remain selling exchange policies were desperate because of mounting financial losses to reduce them", Garven said. Because good, explanatory journalism is in short supply and TV shouting matches don't tell you much, I chose to use this space to discuss some of the possible changes that could soon affect millions of people in their 60s and older. Under the House bill, those factors are no longer considered, which would cut the tax credits by thousands of dollars for older adults. Obscured by foggy notions of improved fiscal flexibility for states and broader insurance choices for individuals, the AHCA will in fact hamstring state budgets and wipe out coverage in ways that endanger the health of thousands of Iowans and the financial viability of the 118 community hospitals they count on. It adjusts the government's level of premium assistance by age, like the Ryan plan, while also capping any individual's exposure to high premiums, like Obamacare.