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GOP health bill spurs fears for people with pre-existing conditions

Ramiro Mantilla | 06 May, 2017, 23:44

That office also said the bill's subsidies would be less generous for many, especially lower-earning and older people not yet 65 and qualifying for Medicare.

Having passed the house, the bill must now pass the Senate.

Donald Trump has finally delivered on that campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare passed on Thursday, and between choruses, Democrats have been attacking the bill as risky for people with pre-existing conditions.

"In his 2000 book, 'The America We Deserve", Trump wrote: "We must have universal health care". Now, the bill will go to the Senate where it will face challenges between conservative and moderate Republicans.

They estimated Democrats who voted in favor of Obamacare did 5.8 percentage points worse than Democrats in similar districts who voted against it. Insurance companies are fleeing ObamaCare - it is dead.

"It's going to be an unbelievable victory when we get it through the Senate and there's so much spirit there", Trump said.

"While this represents a big step toward the market-based reforms needed to make health care more affordable and accessible for all, we must continue to drive down the cost of health care", according to Rutherford.

Even before the vote, some Republican senators had expressed deep reservations about one of the most important provisions of the House bill, which would roll back the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Critics have also noted the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report on the first AHCA draft that determined 24 million Americans would lose coverage under the bill. "We are protecting everyone with pre-existing conditions no ifs, ands or buts about it and so the final product here is really a healthcare plan that will serve America for decades", said Representative Chris Collins of NY, a Republican.

"This bill is dead on the Senate side", Donnelly said, noting that already Thursday, Republican senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Rob Portman of OH were voicing concerns about the pre-existing condition changes. Her four main points: The new bill will "dismantle the Obamacare taxes", "eliminate the individual and employer mandate penalties", "help young adults access health insurance and stabilize the marketplace", and "guarantee coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions".

Fewer People insured: Latinxs are less likely to have health insurance than any other racial-ethnic group in the country.