Trump says he's '100 per cent' behind health bill

Modesto Morganelli
Marzo 20, 2017

And I know how serious we all are about keeping our vow to repeal and replace Obamacare. According to a Congressional Budget Office report, the percent of uninsured Americans of this age range can rise from 13 percent to roughly 30 percent by 2026 under the AHCA, including people with lower income.

This week marks seven years since Obamacare became the law of the land.

The major differences between the ACA and the proposed AHCA lie in the handling of Medicaid as well as tax return credits. This statement is now being tested for truth as our government is discussing the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Under the ACA, premiums for people 64 and older can't be more than three times the price someone in their 20s would pay.

A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania said on Sunday he can't support the GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act "in its current form", making him the party's first Philadelphia-region Republican to admit publicly that he will not vote for the new legislation.

We admit that we have been critical of the Affordable Care Act in the past, mainly because it did virtually nothing to curb soaring health care costs.

The switch to per-capita aid might not hurt NY if the state keeps Medicaid growth below national health care inflation-which Cuomo has done for several years now. It was especially geared toward the non-rich, including those who earn less than the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), Medicaid recipients, and most of those who are low-wage earners, seniors and disabled.

Yet the CBO's analysis found that under current ACA law that healthcare isn't broken and that most people with health insurance would be "largely insulated from increases in premiums" over the next 10 years. "So that's why their forecast of the coverage for the Republican bill is so odd". "This bill keeps protections for people with pre-existing conditions and allows individuals to stay on their parent's plans till age twenty-six while these companies plan for the future".

In fact, the legislation could make those high-deductible plans more prevalent.

Put simply, all of the freedom and control that Obamacare has taken away, we are giving that back to the people.

However, the GOP plan that he supports calls for the largest cuts to Medicaid since it launched in 1965. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said his boss "shares (governors') concerns about the need to protect the Medicaid expansion population and give governors more flexibility to ensure they can design programs that meet the needs of their states".

Parsing the numbers further, 46.9 percent of NY youngsters - 2.1 million up to age 18 - are covered through Medicaid.

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