Shame on Ryan, House Republicans for foisting the AHCA on Americans


Collins also took issue with the bill's failure to adjust the size of its tax credits based on people's income or where they live.

Are pre-existing conditions adequately covered in the new plan?

The GOP bill would allow insurance companies to charge older customers up to five times more than younger customers - up from a maximum 3-to-1 ratio under the current health law. "I don't always agree with CBO in fact quite frequently I disagree, but we should still have an assessment from them", Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Sunday also called on her Senate colleagues to reject the health care bill.

Sen. Todd Young's office did not respond to requests for a comment on the legislation.

Thursday's victory came just weeks after the conservative Republican majority in the House of Representatives failed to gather enough support to pass the motion. "Right now ObamaCare is failing; we have a failing healthcare". After six years of promises to Hoosiers, we are moving forward to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something far better. But now, as it heads to the Senate, many lawmakers are saying the plans needs to be drastically changed if it wants to become law. Many, many more than it ever pretended to help.

"Obamacare is hurting Americans, particularly small businesses and the middle class, by increasing premiums, reducing access to doctors, and creating a one-size-fits-all Washington dictated health care system, it is clear that we need a new direction".

"The Medicaid issue in giving state government flexibility over a program which is the largest item in the state budget, has had cost overruns beyond our ability to pay and doesn't provide good quality care for those who are receiving it", Benefield said. The new plan eliminates that requirement and gives the decision to the states.

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On Sunday, he urged Republican senators to not fail the American people.

All that suffering might prove to be pointless, though, if the House Republicans' vote to finally repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hits what will be, with any luck, the brick wall of the U.S. Senate.

'Well, I still want to see what's in it - they're adding some amendments.

Among those who would lose the most in this plan are those with pre-existing conditions, the elderly and low-income Americans.

Chief among them: a guarantee of paying the same amount for coverage regardless of health history. Others would find coverage prohibitively expensive, as a result of changing rules governing insurance pricing and subsidies.

The House bill would end the health care law's fines on people who do not buy policies and erase its taxes on health industry businesses and higher earners.

That control would filter into all sorts of healthcare decisions.