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President Donald Trump is making a push to get defectors back on board with the American Health Care Act.
“The way I see this going right now, we’re probably going to head to the August recess with Obamacare. And that’s scary,” said one House Republican.
The problems lawmakers have with the legislation include the potential loss of insurance coverage, changes to Medicaid, the trajectory of premium prices and the bill’s impact on costs paid by older, low-income and rural Americans.
The executive branch’s projections, obtained by Politico, show 26 million people would lose insurance over the next decade — 2 million more than the Congressional Budget Office estimate.
Democrats say the nonpartisan CBO’s score is evidence that the GOP legislation will provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the rich while yanking health coverage from the poor.
The highly anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act projects grim coverage numbers for the Republicans’ bill.
The Congressional Budget Office releases its anticipated analysis of the American Health Care Act, Republican’s replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act.
The Associated Press looks at the aspects of the Affordable Care Act that may be affected by the repeal and replace plan.
Both Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Vice President Mike Pence spoke out in defense of the American Health Care Act over the weekend.
President Donald Trump holds off from wading into the public debate quite yet.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said that because Republicans are doing away with the individual mandate, the plan could mean fewer people have insurance.
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release its projections on the Republicans’ new health care plan as early as Monday.
Trump administration officials tell CNN that they are willing to accept Republican conservatives’ efforts to amend the House health bill to end the Medicaid expansion earlier than the legislation currently seeks.
The possibility that voters could lose health care coverage under Republicans’ plan to replace Obamacare is already becoming a campaign issue for Democrats, as they continue to fight the repeal.
Media outlets in California, Tennessee, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Connecticut report on the Republican health care plan.
Confused about what’s in the American Health Care Act and what’s changed from the Affordable Care Act? Media outlets break it down for you.
The legislation would roll back provisions that have been objected to by the Republicans’ base, but it will also cover fewer people.
Democrats moved quickly to criticize the Republicans’ health care plan, saying it benefits the rich as well as insurance companies while hurting the middle-class.
“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.
As Republicans coalesce around a plan to dismantle the health law and replace it with a system that relies more on tax credits, an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that people with low- or moderate-incomes would get less financial assistance then they do currently. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)