Assembly GOP slips pre-existing condition protection into late-night bill

Assembly GOP slips pre-existing condition protection into late-night bill

Assembly GOP slips pre-existing condition protection into late-night bill

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states.

Senate Democrats on Thursday defended President Barack Obama's signature legislation, saying Republican claims that the law was failing are off base, and the GOP proposal would force millions of Americans to lose health-care coverage and leave others with higher out-of-pocket costs, the AP reported.

In his statement, Obama said the Senate bill is "not a health care bill".

Under the new Senate bill, Medicaid reimbursement to Planned Parenthood would be eliminated for at least one year. "Even when the press reports said there was going to 45 billion dollars for heroin and opioid treatment in this bill, experts were saying that was not going to be almost enough". "I will do everything in my power to stop this devastating Trumpcare bill from ever becoming law, and I urge all Granite Staters to continue telling your stories and making your voices heard about how harmful this bill would be for you". "Our lives and liberty shouldn't be stolen to give a tax break to the wealthy". People who got access to Medicaid are better off than they were before.

"I have deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn", Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, said in a Twitter message.

More moderate senators, particularly those from states that expanded Medicaid, had initially balked at the idea of taking away Medicaid from people who gained it under Obamacare.

Also, insurers will be able to cover less of the cost of care and offer skimpier policies in states that waive certain Obamacare insurance regulations.

Sources told The Hill that the draft bill does not include a provision to incentivize people to maintain coverage because there are questions on whether it would be allowed under Senate rules governing the fast-track procedure being used.

In a surprise move, Republicans stripped out the Democrats' language and inserted their own, passing the bill 62-35 along party lines.

Assembly GOP slips pre-existing condition protection into late-night bill
Assembly GOP slips pre-existing condition protection into late-night bill

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said, "What could be wrong in letting the health committee take a look at the health care bill?" The subsidies will be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the House that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins said."The current bill does not repeal Obamacare", Paul said.

They keep one of the most popular parts of Obamacare, which is the ban on preexisting conditions. "If it's a good bill overall, I'm going to support it".

The Senate legislation would dismantle the so-called Medicaid expansion, which opened up who was eligible for Medicaid to 133 percent of the poverty rate (about $16,000 a year for a single adult).

The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted by the House.

"We have to act", McConnell said. "Ask me again when we see the final product".

Effectively remove protections against annual and lifetime caps, including for the millions of Americans with employer-sponsored insurance.

Unlike the House version, the Senate bill would not offer states the option to free insurers to charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions.

Halvorson, who has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, says she did not resist arresting officers because she uses a breathing machine and did not want to risk her health.

"With these cuts, it could lead me into a having to go to a nursing home if there was placement (beds) available - and that's not even a guarantee", Labelle said. "It would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it", backing his comment on analyses in the USA media and the Congressional Budget Office's assessment which has projected that the new bill would leave 14 million Americans uninsured the very next year and the figure would reach to 23 million by 2016.

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