Cuts to Medicaid won't only hurt poor people — Glenn Ellis

Letter: Replace ACA with federal government health plan

"The health reform debate is by no means over", said David Barbe, president of the American Medical Association, the largest trade group of doctors in the U.S. "The status quo is unacceptable".

The more people learn about what's in the GOP plan, the more they seem to dislike it. So administration officials have fallen back on the strategy that comes most naturally to them: straight-up lying. That means every Senator should oppose both the bill and the motion to proceed, but especially the ones that "had concerns" with previous versions of TrumpCare.

Premiums would increase by 25% in the first year, before doubling by 2026.

Holding only a two-vote majority, Senate leaders can only afford two defections. "We are committed to providing care for all, and this bill would present significant obstacles to keeping our communities healthy". House Republicans did manage to pass a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in May - barely - and left it in the hands of the Senate.

LeadingAge, a group that represents non-profit care providers around the country, similarly applauded the demise of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

Evidence of Vermont's collaborative efforts to create an effective, accessible health care system includes the state's high rates of insurance coverage, top-ranked quality and improving affordability. With four Republican Senators confirmed in their opposition to the bill as of late Monday, McConnell on Tuesday tried to push a different measure that would repeal the ACA without a replacement.

The Senate had already announced that they would be shortening the August recess to address health care, but the president's calls today highlight the work Congress still must do in order for the Republicans to keep their campaign promises.

Notably, the actual financial impact on many enrollees would be even more extreme than these numbers indicate. With their failure, at least so far, to either repeal or replace the ACA, they are now seeing the results. Establishing those networks of health care providers can be hard to impossible and expensive, even for current in-state providers, let alone for new market entrants.

Republican West Virginia Sen. Those bills were nonstarters with the public - the party was forced to pull them, along with any immediate plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). It would hand tax breaks to the wealthy. "We support Representative Carolyn Maloney's leadership in fighting this brutal attack on health care for New Yorkers", said William Hicks, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

Several of the clips show Democrats assuring costs will go down. Instead, we have a health care system that has lost all ability to pay for itself. They also said "basic medical screenings covered by Medicaid to identify vision, hearing, and mental health problems of students would no longer be possible".

Tuckerman Babcock, chair of the Alaska Republican Party, said repealing Obamacare has been a central tenet of the GOP. It's up to states to decide whether they want to participate. "Some families don't have to buy the Cadillac version", he said.

When it comes to health care, we're talking about something closer to a "natural monopoly" like electricity, not an industry like autos or breakfast cereals. Such a huge loss of funds, in total $834 billion nationwide, would blow a giant hole in our state budget, shifting more costs onto Vermont taxpayers.

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