House repeals Obamacare but bill faces tougher fight in Senate

"Although no one believes the current health care system is flawless, this harmful legislation would make health care less secure and less affordable", said a statement from the group. Republicans feared that not delivering on the seven-year-old promise to repeal would anger their core supporters.

Additionally, victims of domestic abuse and rape could also find themselves being charged with higher premiums or denied health care, just like they were before Obamacare.

The House is out of session next week - but the Senate will be working, and facing a lot of questions about the road ahead on health care reform. "I'm pretty scared to lose coverage". First, the legislation stops the Obamacare abortion expansion by preventing taxpayer funding of health care plans that cover abortion on-demand. States would likely have to either reduce eligibility, curtail benefits or cut provider payments.

The Senate is certain to make substantial changes to the bill, with some members concerned about its cuts to the Medicaid program for low-income people.

- The House passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement health care bill on Thursday, but one bishop warned that the new bill poses serious problems for the vulnerable.

"There is some urgency here because of what is happening in the individual market", the veteran Republican added, as GOP Senators say it's clear that Obamacare is not the answer for millions of Americans.

States could apply for waivers that would allow insurance companies in their states to do three things: 1. Those cuts, which add up to about $592 billion, include a tax on incomes over $200,000 (or $250,000 for a married couple); a tax on health insurers and a limit on how much insurance companies can deduct for executive pay; and a tax on medical-device manufacturers.

"Repeal and replace Obamacare" has been the mantra of the GOP for so long now - since 2010 - it's a bit surprising the party hasn't invested more time and energy in figuring out how to explain the issues to the American people in ways they can grasp quickly. States have established waiting lists to get into their risk pools or restricted admission to the pools, since they ultimately have to balance their budget and they have no way to predict how high costs will climb. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-Harding Township, and Tom MacArthur, an Ocean County Republican, who said it protects people with pre-existing conditions and brings down premiums.

ABC Correspondent Jon Karl then went over the Democratic plan to unseat numerous Republicans.

Someone who got their insurance from an employer - and that's most Americans (155 million) - presumably would not be affected, though the CBO did project that under the initial version of the AHCA 7 million fewer people would be covered by employers than under current law by 2026.

Cuomo called the bill an assault on women and New Yorkers. Numerous 31 states that accepted Obama's expansion of that program are led by GOP governors, and senators have no interest in cutting their states' funds and taking coverage away from voters.

The unfortunate reality for the nation is that this bill is more likely to be a booby prize. We don't know what this cost Americans in terms of premiums and what this will cost them in terms of coverage. Last month when this came up, the Congressional Budget Office said it would cost 24 million Americans their insurance.

In the meantime, the Affordable Care Act will remain in place. Moreover, they would need to have a lapse in health coverage for longer than 63 days and they would need to have a preexisting condition.

The measure would provide states with US$100 billion (S$140 billion), largely to fund high-risk pools to provide insurance to the sickest patients.

The House Republican plan would eliminate the income-based tax credits and subsidies available under the Affordable Care Act, replacing them with age-based tax credits ranging from $2,000 a year for people in their 20s to $4,000 a year for those older than 60. Over time, the changes would probably shift an increasing share of Medicaid costs onto states.

Protesters chant as Republican and Democratic House members walk down the steps of the Capitol in Washington on Thursday after the Republican health care bill passed in the House. Some of those would still have medical emergencies and require hospital care. In addition, many GOP governors took the federal government's offer in the ACA of near-complete federal funding to expand Medicaid to non-disabled, working-age adults, and they are anxious about the impact on their residents and their budgets if the expansion goes away and the program's funding is restricted.

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