Why we oppose this health care act

Malcolm Fuller
March 20, 2017

In light of the failures of Obamacare, President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans ran on a platform including the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. It does not provide what was promised.

A doctor is urging women to procure birth control before the new American Health Care Act healthcare system takes it away.

Some big insurers dropped popular plans, leaving those seeking individual coverage fewer options.People in about a third of USA counties had to turn to a single insurer if they purchased coverage on health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. But there are two very big problems with it. It's a fair question.

A 62-year-old in San Francisco with an annual income of $40,000 now gets $9,500 in tax credits for health insurance. Both questions are relevant. Federal officials past year estimated 6.4 million people signed up through the ACA's insurance marketplaces, while the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated in January that its Medicaid expansion extended coverage to 10.7 million people.

"When I hear a lot of the discussions questioning 'Well why should I have to pay for maternity coverage if I never use it, ' those same types of questions could be posed in the context of public safety or national parks". In its place there are tax credits based upon age for those making up to $75,000 a year. Requiring more enrollees to get jobs would make it harder for those who face hurdles to employment - such as transportation or child care costs - to get health care coverage. In fact, it would move the country backward.

The Louisiana Department of Health says it's "working to determine the potential impact" of the health proposal.

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Fowler's firm has regularly participated in the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual Health Care Reform Seminar. Instead of containing health insurance costs, Obamacare has sent them skyrocketing. The health care proposal has divided the Republican Party and united Democrats firmly against it. The American Health Care Act also includes the most dramatic reforms to Medicaid since the mid-1960s.

His organization conducted an analysis of pediatric health care coverage and turned up several startling figures: Of the 4.5 million children in NY, 54 percent are covered by Medicaid or CHIP. The rift was on display last week, when a Senate leader said the legislation might not have the votes it needed in that chamber.

Other conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus, like Rep. Mark Meadows, were not satisfied with the agreement, although Republicans can afford to lose 21 votes from within their conference before the bill is killed.

The ACA gives subsidies for lower and middle income folks and puts restrictions on insurance companies so they can't dump those with preexisting conditions.

France, rated as the best health care system in the world, spends $3,300 per year per person. Most do not care about the politics; they care about the economics and access. The questions over personal responsibility versus a right or privilege are fair. A little over 154,000 joined in recent years after the state expanded eligibility under the ACA. Much of the cost of Medicaid would be shifted onto the backs of states, which would force states to decide whether to cover fewer of our most vulnerable people or make cuts in important health services.

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