Rep. Daniel Donovan will vote 'no' on Obamacare repeal without a replacement

Mar 01, 2017, 00:36
Rep. Daniel Donovan will vote 'no' on Obamacare repeal without a replacement

Governors from across the country personally appealed to Capitol Hill lawmakers on Monday for "flexibility" as Washington Republicans weigh how to overhaul the Affordable Care Act - capping a critical weekend of meetings on the issue among lawmakers, White House officials and insurance CEOs.

Earlier this month, a draft of a Republican Obamacare replacement plan leaked to the press - and it was nearly immediately panned by the conservative House Freedom Caucus for supposedly being too liberal. The leaked draft shows Republicans also plan to end the law's individual mandate but create new penalties for people who lack health insurance coverage.

When asked whether he would vote no on a repeal bill unless there was a replacement tied to it, he said, "Absolutely". Republicans now say that their approach would provide "universal access" to affordable health care, but without guaranteeing that everyone currently enrolled can hang on to their insurance. Trump said that he was moving "very quickly" on an Obamacare repeal and replacement plan.

That's a pretty big promise to try and live up to, and as Oliver has pointed out, the clock is now ticking for republicans to get something done. It also subsidizes out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles for people with low incomes.

Since that legislation was passed seven years ago, Republicans have vowed to dismantle it if given the chance.

Hospital stocks sold off after the November 8 presidential election of Trump, but they gained some ground at the start of 2017, as investors set aside concerns about an immediate dismantling of the program.

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The "let it be a disaster" thing could actually be emerging as a real option, because with avowed Obamacare hater Tom Price installed as secretary of Health and Human Services, Trump's administration is in a position to severely undercut the law.

On top of the Congressional defections, the group FreedomWorks has announced their opposition to the GOP's repeal and replace plan.

"That's what we told the voters we needed to do". Reporter: It's extraordinary. The white house only released six names of people that would be in the first lady's box fully half of them, three are people who family members have been killed by undocumented immigrants, clearly that's going to be a major theme, tough border enforcement.

The House plan drafted by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other GOP leaders may be formally introduced as early as Monday when Congress returns from a week-long recess. He said it is simply another "entitlement with a Republican stamp on it".

The law expanded health care coverage to about 20 million people, aiding hospitals by reducing the number of uninsured patients who could not pay bills.

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