After conservatives in the House threatened to block the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) released an amendment Monday night aimed at cutting even more benefits for the poor.
For Tracy Hayes of Norfolk, who relies on her wife's health insurance, there will be a lot of questions if the American Health Care Act is approved.
Does the GOP's American Health Care Act fit the bill?
The Congressional Budget Office reports 28 million people don't have health insurance.
Republicans plan to strip health care from the needy, while providing tax breaks to the wealthy. If you win, you'll definitely have better health care coverage. For example, the yearly premiums of a 64-year-old earning $26,500 would rise from $1,700 under the ACA to $14,600 under the new plan.
Americans were promised that they could keep their doctor and promised that they could keep their coverage, and it simply was not true. Trump campaigned on speaking for the silent majority, yet this repeal bill blatantly betrays his voters.
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Troy Congressman Warren Davidson has said he will not vote for the Affordable Care Act replacement.
The Republican bill is great for corporations and the rich - it hands them $600 billion in tax breaks. Meanwhile, no additional states would be allowed to opt into the Medicaid expansion program that added coverage for 70,000 people. It would be rolled back, and states would have to pay for the additional costs that come with covering more people.
As the House prepares to vote on the legislation tomorrow, we want to share why we think this bill will make a real difference.
He called on Republicans to work with Democrats to address issues that exist in the current law, stressing that lawmakers' priority should be to help hardworking Americans.
He also touted the law's accomplishments: "Thanks to this law, more than twenty million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance". This was a good component of the ACA, and its continuation increases access to health care for some of the most disadvantaged people.