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Health care bill would set back the clock

Health care bill would set back the clock

The House's approval of the AHCA makes it more likely that the AHCA or some other ACA repeal legislation may be passed in the relatively short term.

The analysis also forecast that the House bill would have lowered the federal deficit during the decade by $337 billion, mainly by spending less on Medicaid and subsidies for most people buying health plans through the ACA marketplaces. Last semester, only 1,835 students were enrolled under Loyola's student health plan, according to Campbell. "By cutting onerous regulations and taxes we promote economic growth for our nation", Ferguson said. This bill ensures that those with pre-existing conditions can not be denied coverage, and that our safety net is strengthened and preserved for the most vulnerable.

Trying to get past the controversy over the absence of women on the health care panel, Senate Republicans said they expected to devote much time to health care in the near future.

CBO, in analyzing an earlier version of the House's bill, projected that 24 million more people would become uninsured by 2026 than would be the case if the current Obamacare law remained intact.

States could waive the requirement that health coverage must include essential health benefits, leaving cancer patients and survivors with no guarantee that chemotherapy, prescription drugs, prevention services or hospitalization would be covered. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!"




The bad news - only 21% of the public give the thumbs up to the American Health Care Act, up four points from the putrid 17% approval that the plan got almost two months ago.

A Thursday poll from Quinnipiac University showed that 21% of Americans surveyed approved of the final version of the American Health Care Act, which passed the House on a razor-thin vote.

Negotiations in the Senate promise to be even more hard, because Republicans have a smaller 52-48 majority there. This year, deductibles will average more than $6,000 for those in the lowest-priced plans.

"I think if people understood what was inside [the bill] and the realistic choices they face, they'd think about it differently", Holtz-Eakin said. So they made some changes and cobbled together enough votes to squeeze a measure through the House.

Some in the Senate have argued for taking the House bill straight to a vote on the Senate floor, but others are calling for a more deliberate process to address concerns with the resolution.


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