New Obamacare Repeal Plan Offered

Sep 15, 2017, 00:37
New Obamacare Repeal Plan Offered

Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. "Congress should abandon its attempt to ram through an unworkable plan, and focus instead on bipartisan healthcare legislation that improves, instead of destabilizes, our healthcare system". "The grant dollars would replace the federal money now being spent on Medicaid expansion, Obamacare tax credits, cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies and the basic health plan dollars".

Said Graham: "Bernie, this ends your dream of a single-payer health system for America".

The bill would eliminate funding that allows some of the country's most vulnerable populations to be covered, including Medicaid expansions.

Mr. Cassidy, along with Republican Sen.

The goal, according to Cassidy, is to "equalize" federal spending per patient between states that receive extra Medicaid dollars through Obamacare and those that do not. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Democratic allies was inevitable.

That effort effectively died on the floor of the Senate in July when the party couldn't get 51 votes do little more than punt the serious health care policy questions to a conference committee.

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Further in his speech, PM Modi said, "The history of India's freedom movement can not be complete without thanking Manyamar". Myanmar officials claim violence broke out after Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

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At least two Democratic senators - Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Tim Kaine of Virginia - have expressed interest in automatically enrolling uninsured Americans in a low-priced insurance plan, a proposal that was included in one Republican plan to repeal Obamacare earlier this year. Absent any changes, he said, the federal government will spend $650 billon on the health insurance program for the poor by 2027.

As for the HELP committee's efforts, insurers are finalizing their rates and participation next month for 2018, meaning Congress would need to pass legislation nearly immediately to have an impact. Dean Heller, R-Nev. Sen. 12 other senators have signed onto Sanders' bill. "The insurance companies get their money either way", Johnson told Reuters.

One thing is known for sure, Sanders has brought forth, even with a lack of details, the most popular single-payer bill to hit the national political stage.

"Here's my challenge to the Republican leadership: Act like this matters, because it does", Graham said.

Blumenthal, one of the most recent senators to jump on board Sanders' bill, said Tuesday that the Medicare-For-All bill is in now way about "scrapping it (Obamacare)", the bill is rather about "building on it".

"We need obviously the CBO to score more rapidly". One of the leading industry advocates - America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) - does not think single-payer is the way to fix the problems with the US health care system.

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