Published: Sat, April 01, 2017
Health | By Kristina Bennett

Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Last week, the Republicans attempted to repeal and replace the ACA with their own plan, but it didn't pass.

Robin has hereditary diabetes and a heart condition. We all want a system in healthcare where everybody can have access to affordable coverage with more choice and competition.

Republicans have viable ideas to address these issues, including high-risk insurance pools and capping the tax exclusion that companies get for providing employees with health insurance.

Under Obamacare they're now given medicines worth roughly $6,000 United States a month, about triple their gross monthly income. "We fooled everybody", Potter said. This is a unsafe way to govern and certainly leads to more problems down the road through unintended consequences that could have been foreseen or prevented if lawmakers simply slowed down.

Mike Tuffin of America's Health Insurance Plan and Robert Schooling of the Washington PR firm APCO Worldwide flew to Philadelphia to "discredit ('Sicko') and the movie maker", Potter said.

And although the president has often labeled Obamacare "a catastrophe", as he did at a rally last week in Louisville, for many thousands in Kentucky the program represents a welcome benefit.

For instance, maybe Trump's insistence that health insurance be sold across state lines could be tried, on a pilot basis, in one region where it looks most promising.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday the president and his aides have received calls from unnamed Democrats offering to work with the administration. What we can say is that the health care debate is not over. When a member of Congress is not re-elected, he or she may purchase insurance from the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) without the federal government premium subsidy if the member is eligible for retirement (which is age and years of service dependent) and if the member had five years of continuous health insurance coverage under the exchange.

"Going forward, Congress should work together to find a plan that won't leave anyone behind, especially our most vulnerable and those who are truly needy", said Tenney.

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"The Democrats need to work on improving it, with the Republicans, if possible", she said.

The GOP health care bill would have ended enhanced funding for Medicaid expansion, which means millions of low-income adults would have lost their coverage in coming years.

MARY AGNES CAREY: Thanks for having me. "I'm a Republican and I'm saying that". Many groups, including the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and AARP, have come out against the new health care system, Potter said.

Clinic chief executive Mike Caudill credits Obamacare. I think it was a missed opportunity.

The issue may be off the legislative table for the time being, but that has only increased the uncertainty of what lies ahead for us, our families and for the millions of Americans whose health care hangs in the balance on decisions yet to be made in Congress.

Shumer said there are elements of the law that need fixing, including the cost of health insurance for middle-class Americans.

What Trump is explaining here is that, if Republican majorities in the House and Senate can not or will not unite with his White House behind solutions on health care, taxes, infrastructure, border security, he will seek out moderate Democrats to get the work done.

But Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, a member of the Energy and Commerce committee that deals with some aspects of the health care bill, agreed Democrats have no interest in repealing the Affordable Care Act. "It's really sad, it really is".

Ten days before the meeting, director Michael Moore premiered his documentary "Sicko" in France, which exposed how poorly the US health care system fared compared to other countries.

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