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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office releases its score for the amended American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issues its latest report on the American Health Care Act.
A state Senate panel considering the measure says that money for existing public programs could cover half the cost of a single-payer system to cover all 39 million Californians. But the rest might have to come from new taxes — a serious political obstacle.
The push-and-pull between moderate and conservative Republicans is not limited to the House debates. Cracks in the Senate are showing as well.
The upper chamber is quietly working toward coming up with their own version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And Congress awaits the Congressional Budget Office’s score for the revised bill that passed the House.
Meanwhile, under the reconcilliation process that Republican lawmakers are using to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, each provision they change has to be directly related to the budget. But Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) argue that the rules aren’t set in stone.
After a brutal few months of negotiations, Republican lawmakers managed to eke out a victory in the House. But now they have to convey to their voters, who are terrified of losing health care, why that was a good thing.
There are signs that moderates are reaching across the aisle to talk about health care. Meanwhile, a controversial provision in the Republican legislation was predicted to die in the upper chamber, but now experts aren’t so sure. And The Washington Post fact checks claims about rising premiums — under both Obamacare and the Republican bill.
But 75 percent of respondents – and 59 percent of Republicans – say it is a “bad idea” to allow states to opt out of cost-lowering protections for those with preexisting conditions. A separate poll looks at the percent of Americans who are worried about losing access to care.
Key to this discussion is how to handle regulations that require plans to cover a set of essential health benefits as well as preexisting condition protections.
The more moderate senators now have no obligation to fall in line behind the group’s final health law draft and will almost surely continue to work on their own ideas. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump plans to take a hands-off approach to the upper chamber’s negotiations and let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrangle the votes he needs.
After passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats lost 63 seats and their majority in the House. With Republicans’ latest vote, they hope the tables will turn in 2018.
House Republicans last week celebrated narrowly passing their health care plan, but lawmakers in the Senate say that version of the legislation has “zero” chance of passing their chamber.
Governors and state health officials in Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio, California, Georgia and Kansas voice concerns about the coverage and cost implications of the House Republican legislation.
Lawmakers did not hold back in criticizing provisions of the American Health Care Act and its passage in the House.
At least one admits to not knowing what’s in the legislation. And most say the plan is flawed. But House Republicans view their vote as a starting position to get Congress going on replacing the Affordable Care Act.
“It’s going to be an unbelievable victory … when we get it through the Senate,” President Donald Trump says during a celebratory White House Rose Garden event with House Republicans.
The legislation is expected to undergo sweeping changes in the upper chamber.
Media outlets look at how different groups will fare under the Republicans’ health plan.
An amendment to add $8 billion to help fund high-risk pools swayed enough Republicans who were worried the legislation didn’t offer enough protections for people with preexisting conditions.