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US House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

US House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate US House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate
Eleena Tovar | 12 Марта, 2017, 10:53

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the chair of the House Oversight and Investigations Committee, suggested in an interview that poor Americans anxious about losing health care if the Affordable Care Act is replaced with a less generous plan might just be a little too profligate in their non-healthcare spending. It also rolls back the Medicaid expansion and nixes the individual mandate. The new proposal has not yet been officially reviewed by the Congressional Budget Office.

MONEY will be taking a deeper dive into the plan soon. And this bill would hurt seniors and people who are sick the most, which is unacceptable. The plan includes an "advanceable" tax credit, based on age and families size, which people can use to buy insurance.

Vox's Sarah Kliff has a must-read explainer on the bill, which was developed with the White House and Senate Republicans. Shimkus' question spoke to the GOP's flawed understanding of how health insurance works. And it is only fair that older Americans - who consume far costlier treatments - pay more for their premiums, as should smokers, heavy drinkers and overweight people. Americans earning $40,000 to $75,000, on the other hand, are the winners-their subsidies will increase, based on KFF's projections.

Under the ACA, insurers could not discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. That means if Democrats stand united against the plan, 50 of the 52 Republican senators would need to vote for the bill for it to pass.

The GOP House legislation is also problematic because it comes without coverage estimates and a price tag. Any costs above that cap would fall on the states. "There isn't a single insurance company in the word that does that, John".

Older consumers would pay more for coverage under the GOP plan.

Meanwhile, Doggett scoffed at the efforts by national Republicans to devise a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

Under current law, the amount of the credit is tied to a person's income (the less you earn the more you get) and the cost of insurance where you live. Federal payments would be increased according to a measure of medical inflation.

You've probably heard that repealing Obamacare might cause about 10 million people to lose their health insurance.

Supporters of Obamacare said it's hardly a nightmare, and some local supporters made the case that the Affordable Care Act is critical at the Old South Church.

The advocacy group Cover Texas Now, which organized the rally, said about 1,000 people from around Texas signed up for a lunch on the Capitol grounds later Monday and then for meetings with individual lawmakers.

Starting in 2020, the Republican plan would change how the program is financed.

Where Obamacare provided large federal subsidies to low- and middle-income Americans to purchase insurance, the new plan is rooted in age-based tax credits. Although some Republican-led states rejected the Medicaid expansion out of their loathing for Obamacare, 31 states agreed to expand their Medicaid programs and accepted federal funds to do so.

On Saturday he dispatched his top lieutenant, Vice President Mike Pence, to the southern state of Kentucky to make a pitch for the beleaguered proposal. "Clearly, there hasn't been a great desire to share this information with the public", he notes.

The first amendment to the bill by the House Energy & Commerce Committee - which will be combined with a bill passed early Thursday by the House Ways & Means Committee to form a single bill - was a tongue-in-cheek initiative proposed by Rep. The House could only afford 19 no votes from Republicans.

U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling spoke with KERA this week about the health care bill - what's been called "Obamacare 2.0" by some. That's the only difference here is we basically said, President Trump and House Republicans said, we're going to get one crack at this.