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Conservative Pushback On GOP Health Plan May Put Repeal Vision At Risk

KHN Morning Briefing

Among the key complaints, according to The Wall Street Journal, are that the tax credits are too broad and amount to a new government entitlement and spending limits on the Accountable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion are phased in too slowly. The message from this part of the GOP is that the current House blueprint does not go far enough.

States Detail Concerns About How They Will Fare Under GOP Plan

KHN Morning Briefing

California’s insurance commissioner said the approach would be a “devastating blow” to the state’s insurance marketplace and leave millions without coverage, while Ohio hospitals and state lawmakers worry that the measure will harm the stability brought to the health industry as a result of the Medicaid expansion. News outlets from Arizona, Georgia, Connecticut, Tennessee and Wisconsin also contemplate the proposal’s local impact.

GOP Lawmakers Wrestle With Choice Between Their Replace Goal And What Some View As ‘Obamacare Lite’

KHN Morning Briefing

Within the Republican caucus, the House health plan is drawing concern and even opposition from both conservative and moderate lawmakers. The plan is also highlighting the divide among some GOP governors, especially those in states that chose to pursue the health law’s Medicaid expansion, and congressional leaders. And the measure, in its current form, could face challenges when it reaches the Senate, where Republicans have a slimmer margin of victory.

Setting The Scene For The GOP Replacement Plan

KHN Morning Briefing

Even as this legislative proposal is met with substantial criticism among editorial writers, not everyone takes this hard line. Some opinion writers offer views on the process ahead.

Conservatives Criticize Repeal Plan As ‘Obamacare By A Different Form’

KHN Morning Briefing

“Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare,” says a memo prepared by the Republican Study Committee. The immediate criticism foreshadows the difficulty Republican leadership will face in trying to pass its proposed legislation.