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PA Lawmakers Disagree On ACA Repeal And Replacement

11 February, 2017, 20:15 | Author: Mae Harvey

Most congressional Republicans seem happy to look the other way as our so-called president issues his decrees, because they hope he'll sign off on things that were blocked by President Obama. "Repealing the Affordable Care Act would cause a rapid rise in health care costs, and create tremendous economic instability".

According to the Economic Policy Institute, nationally nearly 30 million people will lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, more than doubling the number of people who would be uninsured. ObamaCare also poured billions into existing and new health centers across the nation like ours, and allowed for expanded primary care and preventative services. Supporters of the mandate say birth control is a type of preventative medicine and should be covered in the same way as other types of preventative medicine, like shots and screening tests. "It's worse than the dog who caught the vehicle", said Jesse Ferguson, a strategist advising Democrats on health care.

In late January, several US mayors, including NYC's Bill de Blasio and L.A.'s Eric Garcetti, wrote a letter to congressional leaders urging them to consider carefully the impact of ACA repeal, stating, "It is our cities and counties that will see increases in indigent care costs for our hospitals, in uninsured rates and uncompensated care costs; and it is our low and moderate income residents who will return to a time of having to choose between health care and everyday living expenses, like groceries".

"That would take money out of the pockets of middle-class families", Casey said.

What replacements do they have in mind?

The bill being proposed by Planned Parenthood and other women's rights groups would require MA insurers to cover all FDA-approved forms of birth control without a copay, including prescription drugs and devices and over the counter medication.

But he's also asking a related question: Why does North Carolina have just one statewide ACA insurer? The Obamacare also ensured that all Americans have access to cheap medical insurance. "At this point, it is not clear what those changes will be or when they will take effect".

We either repeal and replace, or we allow it to implode, which is going to hurt a lot of people. Churches offering insurance will be exempt.

Rumored Health Care Savings plans and catastrophic (high-deductible) insurance policies offer no insurance to millions of our citizens. Corker, according to the Huffington Post, said he has "no idea" when Republicans might start drafting an alternative to Obamacare, adding, "I don't see any congealing around ideas yet". "To take away those tools sets a very risky precedent".

Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that based on his conversations with "a number of folks in D.C." there does not appear to be consensus around what changes to make to the ACA or how to make them.

Childs-Roshak responded that the long-term costs of not covering birth control are even greater.

"How can I trust you to do anything that's in our interest at all?" he said.

Maintaining the cost-sharing subsidies, which provides federal funds to help reducelow-income enrollees' deductibles and co-pays.

It's good that a bill to expand Medicaid in Kansas has been introduced in the Legislature.


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