24 June, 2017
Kasich was part of a group of Republican and Democratic governors who wrote a letter last week to Senate leaders calling for them to work in a bipartisan way to revamp the nation's complex health insurance policies. Each move he makes to one of the two sides risks losing support from the other.
We should be focused on how to stabilize the markets that we have, improve the system we have, lower costs for people and make sure that we have a better health care system, especially when we are faced with public health crises like our heroin and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and throughout the country. Sen.
Heller spoke at a news conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid.
And Susan Collins of ME restated her opposition to blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood.
The Senate bill is similar in many ways to the House bill that President Trump called mean. Now comes his next challenge - persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP. That should be the central issue for Republicans - repealing Obamacare and making healthcare more affordable.
Instead, the bill entices people to voluntarily buy a policy by offering them tax credits based on age and income to help pay premiums.
Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.
He underscored the taxes and regulations in the Affordable Care Act that the GOP measure would repeal.
"We have to act", McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday, "because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo".
And in a Facebook post, Obama said: "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill". In a way, Chandler said, Texas has the advantage here: It is one of 19 states that chose not to expand Medicaid, and so it will feel the sting of this cut less than other, more liberal states might. The GOP bill seeks to phase out the Medicaid expansion funding under Obamacare starting in 2021 and through 2024. The Senate bill largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance.
If the bill is signed into law, millions of low-income and working-class Americans stand to feel the effects most acutely.
Neither the House nor Senate bills end the American Medical Association's monopoly on doctor certification via control of medical schools, the Food and Drug Administration monopoly on approving new drugs, or the government-created state-by-state insurance monopolies.
Approximately 100,000 CT residents get their health insurance coverage through the Obamacare health care exchange known as "Access Health CT".
House GOP bill: Cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families.
Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law.
Tax boosts that Obama levied on upper-income people and medical industry companies would be repealed, and another on costly employer-provided health insurance would be delayed.
Twenty-one percent favored limits on Medicaid coverage for long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.