Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

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Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

Nevada also expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the Senate bill would phase out that expansion starting in 2020.

Town Hall Project, which closely tracks town halls with every member of Congress, further reminds us that "34 out of 52 Republican senators have not held a single town hall this year". He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood, impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits.

House bill: Instead of a mandate, insurers could impose 30% surcharge on people who buy a new plan after letting previous coverage lapse, giving healthy people an incentive to remain insured.

Immediately after its release four Republican senators said they couldn't support it. Let's hope there are more who care enough about the health of women, children and the elderly to stop this travesty.

According to Zwillich, the changes to the tax credits would not go into effect until 2020.

Speaking at a press conference in his home state Friday, Heller was the first Republican senator to come out swinging against the Better Care Reconciliation Act, while at least seven others have expressed reservations but indicated they're open to negotiations.

The plan keeps some popular parts of Obamacare.

"Adequate coverage does need to be extended to those below poverty, and pre-existing conditions should never again be the reason people can't buy insurance".

House bill: States allowed to change what qualifies as an essential health benefit. The question doesn't distinguish between House and Senate bills, and doesn't identify the effort with a specific party.

The top 1 percent of society will find their Obamacare taxes, those created to fund care for the poor, repealed.

Both bills would eliminate most of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is a step on the path towards universal health care.

But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins and some others are anxious about the bill rolling back Obamacare's expansion of Medicare and putting limits on federal funding of the program. Or states could get a lump sum of federal money to help cover Medicaid costs, which Gov. Rick Scott advocates.

We urge Louisiana's USA senators, Bill Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, and John N. Kennedy, of Madisonville, to work diligently to avoid unintended consequences in this new bill - particularly because of its development under secrecy by the Senate leadership. The current bill does not repeal Obamacare.

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