There's one group that would get slammed by the GOP's healthcare bill

There's one group that would get slammed by the GOP's healthcare bill

There's one group that would get slammed by the GOP's healthcare bill

Congressman Kevin Cramer's statement after the Congressional Budget Office released the details of what they predict the fallout will be from the American Health Care Act that was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4 proved that.

While some of these changes would primarily affect people who buy insurance on the individual marketplace, or those enrolled in Medicaid, people with employer-sponsored plans could also experience rate increases or lose health insurance, according to an article in the New York Times. Some 14 million of those 23 million would lose coverage because of plans to cut Medicaid by $884 billion. The score does not take into account the additional $610 billion President Trump proposes to cut from Medicaid in the fiscal year 2018 budget The White House released on Tuesday. "No, actually what they're doing is their cutting about $890 billion of taxes only to the top income earners in America, the top couple percent", Quinlan said.

But the House bill may not get far. It reflects poorly on political leadership that few Americans expect that to happen.

"If you start to make changes to make premiums more affordable, you get back to the original outline of the ACA", said Sara Collins, vice president of health care coverage and access at research group The Commonwealth Fund. But since insurance companies would be able to charge based on age and health status, premiums wouldn't decrease by much for older, sicker people. For older adults (50 to 64 years old) in low-income households the percentage would triple - from about 10% to nearly 30% going without health care. That would mean roughly 61% of the person's income would go to premiums, compared with just over 6% under the ACA.

State waivers. The CBO looked closely at the potential effects of an amendment to the AHCA written by Rep. Tom MacArthur, R.

That is because some states would seek waivers from health-care market rules that would allow healthy people to segregate themselves in their own cheap risk pool, leaving sicker people with skyrocketing costs.

Ryan defended the idea, citing the fact that the new law would require states seeking a waiver to have a so-called high-risk pool in place, where sicker people would turn to purchase insurance. The CBO estimates that about half the population resides in states that would not request waivers, about one-third of the population resides in states that would make moderate changes to market regulations, and about one-sixth of the population resides in states that would obtain waivers.

For 64 year olds making $26,500, the average premium would increase from $1,700 a year to $16,100 under the base AHCA scenario.

Even young, healthy people in these states paying lower premiums under the AHCA could face rising health care costs if they have medical issues that may not be covered by their policies. That dollar figure was a considerable change from the original version of the bill that CBO said would have saved $337 billion, but lawmakers made a decision to spend back some of those savings on help for those likely to be cut off from insurance.

The CBO on Wednesday said that before the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, became law, there were just 18 states that required insurance plans to offer maternity care as part of their coverage.

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