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GOP Health Plan Doesn't Address the Biggest Health Care Problems

GOP Health Plan Doesn't Address the Biggest Health Care Problems

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to amend the Affordable Care Act in early May, and the legislation is now in the Senate.

The bill includes a per-state cap on spending for Medicaid, the federal program that funds health care for low-income people and families, and is referred to as Medi-Cal in California. 66% disapprove of Trump's method of dealing with health care compared to only 28% who approve.

Three quarters of voters agreed that it is a "bad idea" for states to be able to let health care companies raise insurance premiums on those with pre-existing conditions, while 64 percent of respondents said that they prefer the existing law that protects people with pre-existing conditions from rate increases, and a full 96 percent said that health care should be affordable for all.

Cruz supports other steps, including letting insurers sell policies across state lines, expanding the use of tax-favored health savings accounts and boosting Medicaid payments to states limiting punitive damages in malpractice lawsuits. WPA recommends that Republicans in tight races "frame the election as a choice between "Obamacare" and something that would keep the parts of the ACA that they liked while making coverage cheaper".

Meanwhile, a vast majority of voters dislike the way President Donald Trump - who pushed for the AHCA to get through the House - is handling health care. The House bill's credits are refundable, which means they even go to those who owe little or no taxes.




The House plan repeals Obamacare but continues the law's ban on insurers denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

Insurance is, you're 20 years old, you just graduated from college, and you start paying $15 a month for the rest of your life and by the time you're 70, and you really need it, you're still paying the same amount and that's really insurance. Back home in their congressional districts, many of those Republicans have had to explain their vote.

A working group of 13 senators — which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has opened to all 52 Senate Republicans — is meeting twice weekly to discuss the bill. Certainly all us "losers", as well as those with any compassion for the less fortunate, should be calling Senator Daines immediately, asking for him to work on a Senate bipartisan fix to the current ACA that works for all Montana's citizens. The House bill does not have the support of some GOP moderates in the Senate, including Sen. Their demands helped sink an initial version of the legislation.

The poll, released Thursday by Quinnipiac University, found that just 21% of American voters approve of House Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, while 56% oppose it.


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