Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
World Media | By Joan Schultz

Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

Democrats see a winning issue in opposing GOP health bill

What's more, some experts believe people who purchase health insurance through their employer may also stand to lose because of the waiver provision.

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But moderate Senate Republicans were outright dismissive.

Mick Mulvaney, Mr Trump's budget director, also said the version that gets to the president would probably differ from the House measure.

"Assuming the conference committee can produce an agreement, would the full House and Senate then agree to their product?"

"That's the way legislation used to be passed", said Blunt, after he and other GOP senators made similar remarks last week.

You can do plenty right now to ensure that the gains of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aren't wiped away, and a plethora of resources are at your disposal - many of them from HIV advocacy organizations.

What happens to those with pre-existing conditions under the Republican plan remains unknown.

A political group with ties to House Republican leadership is buying $500,000 in television time to promote the Republican health care bill.

It is easy to look at the House's passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and despair.

What are the risks for the Republicans who chose to get this through the House?

The AARP warned that the GOP plan institutes an "age tax" and jeopardizes coverage for 25 million older Americans with pre-existing conditions. But that would not mitigate the moral responsibility of those who supported it. Members of Congress vote on a lot of inconsequential bills and bills that have a small impact on limited areas of American life.

House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges the Senate is likely to make changes to the GOP health overhaul plan passed by the House.

But he's defending the House version anyway. So, these Republican governors may be putting pressure on Republican senators to reject what the Republican House did.

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Organizations like Planned Parenthood which provide abortions would be barred from Medicaid funding, though abortions already can not be funded with federal money. Of the 23 Republicans who sit in districts won by Hillary Clinton last November, nine voted against the House bill and 14 voted in favor of it.

Both spoke on ABC's "This Week".

In this May 4, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill.

With the House passing the bill, the ball is now in the Senate's court.

Trump said this while making reference to ObamaCare which may soon be repealed.

The bill also has yet to receive an estimate on how much it will cost from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Shelby Jehlen, of New Port Richey, Florida, was diagnosed six years ago with leukaemia and says she wouldn't be able to afford insurance if she lost her roughly $400 a month subsidy. It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like prohibiting higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions.

She spoke on ABC's "This Week".

John Thompson credits his survival in large part because he bought a family insurance policy through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Separately, on CBS's "Face the Nation", Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia said his mostly poor and rural state "gets absolutely slammed" by the House health bill.

And many of them remain defiant amid the barrage of attacks from Democrats, who have insisted that the House bill would make acquiring coverage more hard for people with serious ailments and disrupt insurance markets, and see in the Republicans' efforts a chance to reclaim the House majority next year. This means that young people who have the luxury to opt out of healthcare will do so, leaving healthcare providers with only the young and sick who actually need health care to live.

The cap would cost New Jersey $30 billion in federal funds over 10 years, causing the state to lose tens of thousands of jobs, according to NJPP.

The CBO has yet to release an updated analysis of the latest version of the bill, which faces an uncertain outcome in the Senate.

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