GOP's health care rollback bill repugnant

  • GOP's health care rollback bill repugnant

GOP's health care rollback bill repugnant

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill rushed to marshal the votes to pass the bill, as U.S. Capitol Police arrested and removed noisy demonstrators protesting the proposed legislation that they feared would leave more Americans without health insurance. "It's going to cover a lot of territory and a lot of people, millions of people".

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who oversaw a grueling series of failed votes to undo the ACA in July, urged his colleagues to move on to tax reform but vaguely claimed that they were "not giving up" on health care. I certainly hope he appreciates the value of good health insurance for all US citizens, as well as the need for continued coverage of preexisting conditions, now that he has joined that group.

Before Trump boarded Air Force One a half hour ago to fly to Indianapolis to tout his tax plan, he was further asked by the press about health care.

Apparently, they don't think these people are worth spending the money on, that there are more important matters for the Republican Party to focus on, for example, all the projects their cronies want to see them get done. "I am excited to be working with President Trump on this initiative". But insurers have been reluctant to participate, in part because creating plans subject to different regulations in different states can be costly and time-consuming.

"Without this funding, many hospitals will face hard decisions to cut services or close entirely".

Barbara Weinstein, director of Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, said, "Jewish tradition's emphasis on caring for the sick and uplifting those in need inspires us to demand that the Senate reject this harmful legislation". The state should formally adopt and promote choosing wisely as a tool to educate and encourage physicians to ensure their treatment decisions are based on the best available science, and to reduce procedures that have costs and risks that outweigh potential benefits.

While details on that potential executive order have not been been released, Messer said he believes people who do buy insurance across state lines would not need to go to a doctor in the state from which the insurance was purchased.

On the Monday edition of Smart Talk, we will spend the hour discussing the merits and drawbacks of a single-payer healthcare system. Small changes, such as giving states the power to hold down Medicaid costs, could be productive. He presided over a reduction in the sign-up budget by 72 percent, a 50 percent cut in in-person outreach funding that especially aids people who could likely not sign up without such help; and a reduction in advertising funding during the 2018 enrollment season from $100 million to $10 million.

Adding to sign-up challenges, the ACA enrollment season will be considerably shorter for 2018, running from November 1-Dec. 15. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and the panel's ranking Democrat, Patty Murray (D-Wash.), are restarting the bipartisan negotiations they began in August.

Park Square was lined with people opposing the new federal health care proposal.

But Murray said that any effort to foster bipartisanship should start with the administration extending those cost-sharing payments. By forcing insurance companies to provide products that don't work economically, the companies have to either raise rates - which is what is happening - or withdraw from markets - which is also happening. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones warned that they'll be higher unless Trump or Congress provide assurance soon that the payments will continue. Those who don't lose their insurance will end up paying more in monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for less coverage.