Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

New Poll Finds Approval for GOP Health Care Bill at 21 Percent

Obamacare is dead and the Republicans in office are guilty of premeditated murder. More widespread coverage means more preventive care; more services for expectant mothers and at-risk children; more effective treatment for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, and better access to substance abuse treatment and counseling. "Removing Medicaid funding for such services and equipment would present a significant hardship for many schools and students". They blocked public education and outreach efforts. The survey also found small businesses oppose key components of the AHCA, and that almost 6 in 10 small business owners say they support the Affordable Care Act. Assuming the values that move us to action are influenced by our Bible, shared morals, religion, compassion for others, or even simple economics, to me, repealing the ACA isn't consistent with any of them. Suffice it to say that there are still millions of people at all income levels with pre-existing conditions who will pay more, perhaps much more. But, under Obamacare, older people can be charged only three times as much as younger people.

"Before the Affordable Care Act, Texas had one of the most successful high-risk pools in the nation and many of my constituents have asked for its return".

Whether you support or are against the AHCA, one thing is perfectly clear: the pre-existing conditions clause remains intact. We will be taking a step into a past where free market insurance inserts itself once more between doctor and patient. I would accept that argument if the right to choose came with full responsibility for the consequences.

"Health care is a fundamental right for all, not a privilege for the wealthy few", Garcetti said.

This vote shows many lawmakers are blind to the reality that the ACA is good for small business. Insurers could impose yearly or lifetime limits, common before Obamacare. They sued for payment and won in federal court but it is on appeal and many co-ops have already gone bankrupt. Your premiums will go down.

On Inauguration Day, Trump continued the assault by signing an executive order that implied that the IRS wasn't going to enforce the penalty on the individual mandate.

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Health benefits aside, our district saw the third largest increase in economic expansion in the USA resulting from the passage of the ACA. Prior to the inauguration, enrollment was running ahead of last year, but with Trump's intervention, the final enrollment was down by 400,000 over last year.

Senator Cotton will be one of the Senators who will help write a new bill that will repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

Instead, many Americans could lose insurance and be hurt.

If the Senators are forced to approach health care defensively due to ad hominem attacks, constrained by party dicta, and consumed with tactical concerns over midterm elections, they will be unable to craft a bill that puts health care in its proper perspective: access to timely care first and foremost, with everything else secondary: cost, coverage, national spending, and lastly, politics.

That more accurately reflects the actual higher costs spent for older adults' health care, said Linda Blumberg, health policy expert at the Urban Institute.

Eliminates insurance subsidies for low income individuals now funded by taxes on the wealthiest Americans and medical companies under the ACA. By cutting $1 trillion in taxes over 10 years, the American Health Care Act lowers the revenue baseline, thereby meeting certain procedural conditions in the Senate. The radical change to funding rules would threaten coverage for the other 63 million people who are signed up to Medicaid under pre-expansion eligibility rules.

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