Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill revealed Thursday, June 22, by Republican.

After being passed in the House, the bill has been under deliberation as Republican higher-ups have reportedly drafted the Act in secret.

It allows insurance companies to charge older Americans more, so again we have a bill that would make health care harder to afford for the poor and the old. If they vote against a repeal bill now, they will be charged with not fulfilling their years-long promise back home.

The plan gets rid of those mandates. "Despite promises to the contrary, it will leave millions of people without health coverage, and others with only bare bones plans that will be insufficient to properly address their needs".

"The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance, ' Roy says". It also concluded that "less healthy people would face extremely high premiums". "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better designed".

The plan keeps some popular parts of Obamacare.

Certain provisions of the current health care law would remain intact, including covering pre-existing conditions and allowing those up to age 26 to remain on their parent's health insurance coverage.

Trump welcomed the Bill but indicated that changes may be in store. The Affordable Care Act capped it at three times more.

"If the only people motivated to buy insurance are going to be the ones who really need it, insurers are really going to have a strong incentive to use their benefit design to deter enrollment for the sickest people", said Corlette.

Susan Collins (R-ME) said she could not support the Senate Republicans' health care bill if the Congressional Budget Office finds millions will lose their coverage.

In addition, it calls for extra federal funding to be awarded to states for addiction and mental health treatment, services covered by Medicaid. Instead, slashing Medicaid spending creates fiscal headroom for what is euphemistically being called "tax reform" - a soon-to-come package of huge tax cuts favoring the wealthy.

Unlike House Republicans, their Senate colleagues should not brush these consequences aside.

Second, how do they think it will play out politically when the blame for the exchanges' implosion shifts from the Democrats to the Republicans? "In the long run, it's no better, and in some aspects it's even worse than the House bill", said John Baackes, chief executive of L.A. Care Health Plan, a California health plan with 2 million Medicaid members who spearheaded a sharply critical letter to lawmakers arguing against Medicaid cuts earlier this week.

McConnell released the bill Thursday, drafted after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far.

President Donald Trump tweeted his approval of the Senate plan Thursday evening.

More significantly, ends Medicaid's longtime status as an open-ended entitlement, with Washington paying a share of what each state spends.

ALISON KODJAK, BYLINE: The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month.

"We're always anxious about the clientele", Camacho said.

Senate GOP bill: Premium subsidies are keyed to income, age and geography, and are more tightly focused on lower-income people. Avik Roy is a physician and founder of the conservative Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. While the new bill would still cover them, it would also make things costlier for people living in rural areas.

"Indeed, it is the largest single payer in the American health care system, covering more than 20 percent of the population". But it then allows states to ask for waivers to opt out of that requirement.

Obamacare has been credited with expanding health coverage to many more Americans.

In the coming years, states could also change what are considered essential health benefits like maternity care and chronic-disease management, which insurers now have to cover. It would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it. The program now gives states all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures.

The Democrats oppose it and several Republican senators have objected, making its passage uncertain.

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