Price on Health Care Finances

Texas Reps. John Ratcliffe and Blake Farenthold meet with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office along with other members of the Republican Study Committee to talk about the proposed American

Republicans can't afford to lose more than 21 votes in the House, Philly.com reported, as Democrats are united against the repeal of the heath care often referred to as "ObamaCare".

But in the real world it turned out many people can't afford to use their Obamacare insurance cards to actually purchase health care because the deductibles are too expensive, or Obamacare's architects severely limited the kinds of health care plans insurance companies were allowed to offer customers. By fundamentally changing the financing structure of Medicaid through a per-capita cap on spending, the bill would weaken this vital safety net program.

In a separate interview on CNN's "State of the Union", Price also urged governors who now oppose the AHCA to be patient.

In contrast, millionaires would save around $50,000 each year in reduced taxes.

"During our discussion, President Trump agreed to several significant conservative changes to the American Health Care Act, including Medicaid block grants, work requirements for Medicaid recipients and important pro-life protections". The Republicans who vote for it also stand to pay a large price: Their souls, as well as their seats, could well be at stake. But challenges must be based on credible assumptions and cost-reduction must not be based primarily on depriving millions of coverage and, therefore, depriving them of medical care. Its paltry tax credits would leave many Iowans paying more for their health insurance, and its repeal of the Medicaid expansion would leave many other Iowans with no insurance at all. If you are under the age of 30, you would receive a $2,000 credit.

Driven by the ways in which the bill would seriously harm Americans 50 and older, AARP has chose to make the decision on final passage in the House "an accountability vote". "That is an $11,000 a year increase in annual premiums". But under the GOP plan, his annual premium would be $14,600 since the tax credit would not offset as much of the cost.

Republicans in Washington working to overhaul the Affordable Care Act say their strategy consists of “three buckets.” But it appears that all three may be leaking.

In states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA, certain proposals in the AHCA would increase funding to hospitals beginning in 2018, the report said.

The difference in approaches could translate into average reductions in government financial aid for low-income and older Floridians ranging from about $850 a year to almost $6,000 annually for a standard ACA plan, according to AARP. That's not affordable. Helping these individuals who are harmed by this sudden cliff in subsidies is a smart solution to make current law stronger. Under the GOP bill, states that expanded Medicaid would get more money. Four million low-income adults were added to the program.

Under the Republican plan, the federal government would end its support for the expansion and place a strict limit on the amount it pays for each Medi-Cal beneficiary. These changes would cost tens of billions per year, a crippling blow.

The state would be forced to short-change other priorities. "As we've said from the beginning, this is a process, and today's CBO score is reflective only of this bill and does not reflect any future actions the Administration or Congress will take to fix our healthcare system".

Robert Pittenger, a Republican from Charlotte, represents the 9th District in the U.S. House, which includes all of Robeson County.

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