Val Demings Town Hall raises questions about life after possible Obamacare repeal

Violet Powell
February 27, 2017

Under 30? The credit would be $2,000.

"I haven't seen anything that tells me if they have a plan all I can see is them just taking everything away and all the people and all the people who can't afford anything, dying", Lawson said.

The annual National Governors Association (NGA) meeting comes follows President Donald Trump's recent orders to get tougher on the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, in part by cutting off billions of dollars in federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

The Affordable Care Act forces insurers to sell to people with pre-existing conditions.

According to the leak, the GOP's replacement would base health insurance subsidies on age, rather than income, with older people receiving higher amounts. It would rise to $4,000 for those over 60.

House Republicans plan to pay for their healthcare plan by restricting tax breaks on employer health plans.

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Interestingly, even among Republicans, fewer than a third (31 percent) favor an immediate repeal, while 48 percent support simultaneous repeal and replacement, and 16 percent don't want the law repealed at all.

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been watching the health care fight from retirement, and he's come to his conclusion: his party is likely to fail. "These are all ideas Republicans have championed".

In San Diego County hundreds of people have protested weekly outside of Congressman Darrell Issa's office, and have organized their own town hall in Vista.

"This proposal is not a replacement - it is created to pull the rug out from under our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, children, and individuals with disabilities, by slashing their health care and putting their lives at risk", Wolf said. The draft bill does not prohibit providers from offering abortion coverage. The fear is that the backlash could cost lawmakers some seats.

But, it also said: "Obamacare's Medicaid expansion for able-bodied adult enrollees would be repealed in its current form". "The states will control the policies that are offered like they control every other insurance product offered in their states". But they had kept their specific plans for a replacement mostly under wraps. The point of the individual mandate is to get as many healthy people enrolled as possible, so health insurance providers aren't constantly burdened by people who need expensive care.

The tax penalty on people who don't purchase policies would be eliminated, as would federal subsidies for lower earners who buy insurance. Republicans there and elsewhere worry about what to do with those millions of people who now have health insurance for the first time. "I'm not sure they've found it here, but it's a legitimate struggle".

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