Trump tries to pressure Senate Republicans on health care

Olive Rios
May 8, 2017

Lawmakers on Sunday were gearing up as the fight over the nation's health care system heads to the U.S. Senate.

Now in a wheelchair, Schick's health care costs totaled $50,000 past year.

Earlier in the day, the Trump administration moved one step closer to repealing and replacing Obamacare after the House of Representatives narrowly approved a legislation to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act and replace them with new provisions.

Even though the bill has passed the House, there are major roadblocks ahead in the Senate, where the bill is expected to undergo significant changes. 'This is us keeping our word. Either they harm people with pre-existing conditions and face a potential slaughter in 2018, or they listen to voters and stop messing with coverage for pre-existing conditions and outrage the far-right conservatives in the House.

Indeed, while the bill would likely lower exchange enrollment, "we believe the AHCA could help stabilize the market", Jefferies analysts David Windley and David Styblo wrote in their own research note.

A study by the Urban Institute found that federal Medicaid funding to New Jersey on a per person basis would drop by 20.6 percent, more than any other state.

While President Trump and House Republicans were holding their love fest in the Rose Garden Thursday, political prognosticators were cautioning that the health care reform bill passed by the House would look considerably different once it clears the Senate - if it does. Perhaps the cruelest twist of this bill is that it will use most of the $1 trillion over ten years which would have gone to provide health care and health coverage to low- and middle-income Americans to provide tax cuts for the wealthiest among us.

"Sounds like it makes a lot of sense". "In its current form, the (American Health Care Act) would roll back major provisions in the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing the health care of 350,000 Oregonians, increasing prices for elderly Oregonians, reducing federal funding for Medicaid enrollment, and risking the loss of more than 23,000 jobs that were created in OR after the implementation of the ACA".

"I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read, that we don't know what they cost", Ryan told Watson at the time.

The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimate that enacting the AHA would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period. Enter The Hangover. Taking on the roles of Ed Helms' Stu, Bradley Cooper's Phil, and Mike Tyson's tiger are House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and President Trump, respectively. But, under the Republican bill, insurers may be able to charge higher prices for a limited time due to a person's recent medical history.

"Insurance companies are fleeing ObamaCare - it is dead. This is, make no mistake, this is a repeal and a replace of Obamacare, make no mistake about it", Trump said. She went on to say, "Obamacare is simply unsustainable".

"I think we want to let them do their work, let them work this out".

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