Senate Republicans could keep the Obamacare taxes they bashed for years

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We might focus on the fact that Republicans are rushing to pass it without having held a single hearing on it, without a score from the Congressional Budget Office that would tell us exactly what the effects would be, and before almost anyone has had a chance to even look at the bill's actual text - all this despite the fact that they are remaking one-sixth of the American economy and affecting all of our lives (and despite their long and ridiculous claims that the Affordable Care Act was "rammed through" Congress, when in fact it was debated for an entire year and was the subject of dozens of hearings and endless public discussion).

This is exactly the wrong instinct, because such thinking created the Trumpcare abomination on Thursday. People could be charged based on their health status only if they bought coverage through the individual market and had experienced a gap in coverage.

"The Senate is going to be looking at this to see what we can do to take the House work, look at what the House did, look at what we can do to improve that in our view and then see if that's a bill that in all likelihood you have to go back to the House and say 'here's what you think, here's what we think, '" said Blunt. Baloney. Sick people could be charged premiums so high as to make insurance unaffordable. People living with a host of medical conditions are anxious about the future of their coverage if the Republican plan becomes law.

"They are going to be living in the emergency rooms again", potentially driving up health care costs, Kasich predicted.

In fact, on most issues, there is more consensus among Americans than most people realize. Two Senate Republicans have already stated their opposition to the current plan. But opponents argue it effectively does that by letting insurers impose higher prices on some people with pre-existing illnesses and who let their coverage lapse. No. 3 Senate GOP leader John Thune of South Dakota is working on a plan to skew the bill's tax subsidies more toward lower-income people.

And, according to the analysis, if every Democrat in a tough district had voted against Obamacare, they might have been able to save their majority in the House.

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Regarding the May 5 news article "Health care bill clears House; Senate fate iffy": Now that it appears that health care will be left up entirely to individuals, what will happen to millions of Americans who can not afford insurance?

Under the AHCA, states can obtain waivers for the Affordable Care Act's requirement that insurers must both accept people with pre-existing conditions and charge them the same as healthy people of the same age. Ryan said the House vote was one part of a "multistage process". But those voters have been lied to from the start about the Affordable Care Act. House Democrats won funding to give Puerto Rico's cash-strapped government $295 million to help ease its Medicaid burden. All of these lies have been proven wrong.

But Republicans say it will ultimately make it easier to enact reforms before the end of the year.

He said the group's focus is finding ways to relieve regulations put in place by the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare", bring health care costs down, and tackle issues like Medicaid expansion.

Meadows said tax cuts should be offset by cuts to entitlement programs including Social Security and Medicare, which Trump has promised not to touch.

Here we come to the heart of the matter. As you settle back into the work week, take a minute to catch up on all the news you might have missed with our Monday Briefing. "In its current form, the (American Health Care Act) would roll back major provisions in the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing the health care of 350,000 Oregonians, increasing prices for elderly Oregonians, reducing federal funding for Medicaid enrollment, and risking the loss of more than 23,000 jobs that were created in OR after the implementation of the ACA".

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