GOP health care bill hurts poor

20 March, 2017, 11:43 | Author: Eloise Marshall

"I have read the American Health Care Act and can not support the bill in its current form", said Thompson.

The nonpartisan CBO estimated that 14 million Americans could lose their insurance next year under the Republican's Obamacare-replacement plan, a dire picture for Republicans of the bill's effects heading into the 2018 congressional elections. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said in a Facebook post Saturday night that while he believes the Affordable Care Act is "broken", he wouldn't vote for the Republican bill in its current form, citing its impact on the "single most important issue plaguing" his constituents, "opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery".

"We believe we should have even more assistance".

It is clear now that the reason the mechanisms in the proposed health care bill do not provide for adequate coverage of those who actually need coverage is that to Republicans, "health care" means "care of the healthy" and that those with chronic health issues are not worthy of care.

"We think we should be offering more assistance than the bill now does", for lower-income people age 50 to 64, Ryan said of the tax credits for health insurance that are proposed in the legislation. "It's that your plan makes it unaffordable for people".

But Ryan expressed confidence that the bill would pass the House this week - and then move to the Senate, where the legislation is facing even sharper doubts and the GOP majority is much narrower.

Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid and adding a work requirement to the programme.

"If it needs more beefing up. for folks who are low income, between 50 and 64 years of age, that's something that we've talked about, something that we've entertained, and that may happen throughout the process", he said.

But seniors groups, long considered among the most powerful interest groups on Capitol Hill, have also led the charge in denouncing AHCA.

The bill is still scheduled to be brought to the floor for a vote on March 23. That's because the GOP plan would offer only $4,900 in tax credits, compared to $13,600 under Obamacare subsides.

"We're still having conversations with our members".

"You said that part of that is that this is what freedom looks like", Wallace recalled. Speaking on the "Fox News Sunday" television program, he said leaders were working to address concerns that had been raised by rank-and-file Republicans to the legislation.

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