Kinzinger backs health care act as beginning of Obamacare repeal
- Author: Jon Douglas May 13, 2017,
May 13, 2017, 0:58
"The working group that counts is all 52 of us", the Kentucky Republican told reporters, referring to all 52 Republican senators in the 100-member chamber. Republicans may soon learn that Americans don't like it when politicians mess around with their health care, especially when they make it worse or more expensive.
It is also important to remember that there will be a transition period after the legislation is signed into law, giving patients and doctors time to prepare for the new system. And that means if you are born with a pre-existing condition, you have a pre-existing condition, we're going to be there for you.
Last week, fellow U.S. Sen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to explain.
A Quinnipiac University National survey released Thursday found that just 21 percent of USA voters support the recently revised American Health Care Act, which looks to undo much of President Barack Obama's signature health care law through refundable tax credits, overhauls to Medicaid and an expansion of health savings accounts, among other things. A plurality (37 percent) of voters, including 34 percent of independents, said knowing that their member of Congress voted for the AHCA would make them less likely to vote for that lawmaker next year. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the underlying bill would result in 24 million Americans losing health insurance, while facing increased costs.
The NRF has been a long time advocate for "true healthcare reform" against the Affordable Care Act. All 193 voting Democrats and 20 Republicans opposed the bill.
"All the progress that we've made in controlling costs and improving how health care is delivered, progress that's helped hold growth in the price of health care to the slowest rate in 50 years - all that goes away". Finally, the House bill was passed without a final official cost or coverage estimate from CBO and may contain provisions that violate the Senate's rules regarding the privileged reconciliation process. In its current form, the bill would affect health insurance coverage for millions of Americans, weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions and cut back on Medicaid protections.
Republican women signalled a willingness to accept Mr McConnell's decision as the leader of their party in the Senate. In fact, they hoped that the Senate would soften the blow to millions of their constituents who would be negatively affected by their vote.
Residents in some MI counties have only one or two choices for an insurer, and in other states some Americans have no insurance choices at all. She said she's working with Sen.
He said the bill cuts subsidies by more than $300 billion, and changes the subsidy system from income/cost-based to age-based.
She said she'd spent 15 minutes at Tuesday's Senate GOP lunch describing a high-risk pool ME uses to help cover costs for people with serious diseases who are expensive to treat.