If enough vulnerable Republicans defect, the House leaders may not be able to push their plan through their chamber. But while money will move around if this plan is passed, it is really about life and death.
"We have one opportunity to answer the healthcare crisis the American people are facing".
"Given the disproportionate impacts on our state, no California congress member, of either party, should be voting for this bill that would do so much damage throughout our health system", Wright said. "Currently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides 4 ways to get insurance: through Medicare, Medicaid, employer insurance or on health exchanges at Healthcare.gov". These costs will have to be spread to the insured population and/or again drive thousands into health care bankruptcy. One out of every 14 Americans who now has insurance would lose it over the next decade. This would be a fundamental restructuring of the Medicaid program, affecting over 70 million people.
Gov. Chris Christie declared opioid drug abuse a public health crisis and also pledged to spend the rest of his term combating heroin addiction in New Jersey. A flat tax credit, not based on income, will price many poor and near poor people out of the health insurance market.
"The majority of the individuals we serve at Connections, who are among the most vulnerable and at-risk citizens in DE, are Medicaid recipients", McKay said.
Even without a CBO score, it is clear that the GOP repeal bill means less coverage, fewer protections, and higher costs. Insurance companies have struggled to find customers.
He said that while the picture so far isn't good for Virginia, it also doesn't seem like the GOP plan as proposed was gaining much traction in Washington.
The Republican bill will place insurance companies back in the driver's seat, leaving the health and welfare of millions of Americans at their mercy.
Reed said the House will continue on its tract of passing Affordable Care Act repeal legislation that will only require 51 votes in the Senate. Let that number sink in for a moment.
The American Medical Association, along with patients, physicians and several other leading healthcare advocacy organizations, joined together Thursday at the National Press Club to discuss the negative potential effects the proposed American Health Care Act would have on Americans. "Georgia families will be devastated if Republicans get their way, and I will oppose changes to the Affordable Care Act that reduce its ability to provide affordable and accessible health care to the millions of Americans across the county who now benefit from it".
After the nonpartisan report from the Congressional Budget Office was released, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, called out Trump for breaking a campaign promise.