John Kasich Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'Inadequate'


Trump and House Republicans should savor this sugar high because once the full import of the American Health Care Act hits most Americans, their political sinecures will be in jeopardy.

Thirty-one percent of Americans favor the American Health Care Act, which narrowly passed the Republican-controlled House last Thursday.

She also restates her opposition to any bill that denies Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood but pointed to several other concerns with the House bill, including whether it offers affordable coverage for people with preexisting conditions. These shortcomings leave open the door to continued attack from the right because people recognize adequate health care is essential for pursuit of life, liberty and happiness described by the founders of this nation.

The spot directs viewers to call a number that connects to the Capitol switchboard. Such a scenario would then force the House and Senate to work together to forge a compromise bill that both houses can support.

The ad is in addition to the organization's $2 million TV campaign which uses similar language to thank members in 21 congressional districts for their support of the GOP health care measure. The bill passed with 217 votes, a two-vote margin.

The GOP bill also ends the penalty for not having coverage, which experts say might increase premiums as fewer healthy people sign up, leaving health plans with a higher proportion of sicker patients.

Cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Sunday, as he defended a narrowly passed House bill that aims to undo parts of the health care law enacted by the previous administration.

While House Republicans can finally say they played their part in repealing Obamacare, a law they have vilified for its expense since its passage, they can't say they addressed the underlying problems that drive costs.

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In all, the Republican health care bill would cut Medicaid by nearly $840 billion over 10 years, with most of that money going to cut taxes for corporations and wealthy Americans.

"There are no cuts to the Medicaid programme", Mr Price insisted on Sunday, adding that resources were being doled out to allow states greater flexibility.

That could threaten the health cate of 1.8 million New Jersey seniors, people with disabilities and children, according to New Jersey Policy Perspective, a progressive research group.

He told Fox News Sunday that he thinks "the Republican Party will be rewarded" when the health care legislation to replace President Barack Obama's overhaul becomes law. "People expect their elected leaders, if they run and campaign on doing something, they expect them to do that".

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) is defending his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling constituents at a town hall meeting Saturday there is "misinformation" about its replacement.

The House approved the American Health Care Act late last week, sending it to an uncertain future in the Senate.

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