Health care actions create more questions

Posted May 17, 2017

These are your friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers and fellow church-goers and all face the prospect of needing medical care that they can not obtain or afford because the Republicans in the House of Representatives wanted to free up money for a tax cut for the very rich. Stefanik says she wants to work on making sure there are protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Under consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: hiring a consultant who would craft a transition plan if Obamacare is scrapped. However, proposals in Congress to cap and cut Medicaid would have devastating consequences for the almost 1.1 million women in North Carolina who rely on the program. The CBO, scoring an earlier version of the legislation that passed the House, said it would cause millions of more Americans to pay more for insurance or lose it entirely.

"However, there is significant uncertainty now about what the market environment is going to be in 2018 and beyond, including whether cost-sharing reductions will be fully funded by the federal government". Korbulic said without that mandate, younger, healthier people are more likely to drop out of the exchange. Major medical societies are also urging the Senate to reject the bill because it rolls back gains in insurance coverage. Of those, 43,434 participated through Medicaid expansion. As for the timing, don't expect any real action in the Senate this month, as lawmakers still wait for the Congressional Budget Office to score the House-passed GOP measure. Other factors could not be considered, such as whether states would seek waivers for items such as essential health benefits, community rating and pre-exisiting conditions.

Further, even if a state chooses to seek a waiver and establish a risk-sharing program, any person who maintains continuous insurance coverage can not have the community rating provision applied to them by an insurance company.

Under the Republican plan, that ratio changes to 5:1.

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The AHCA replaces this credit with a new tax credit that's based on age and income level only.

The AHCA has set aside $123 billion for states that choose to establish a risk-sharing program, with an additional $15 billion that can go toward maternity coverage, newborn care, mental health and substance abuse.

Gallup's survey indicates that more Americans are concerned about the healthcare system now than at any other time since November 2013, when the figure was 19 percent amid the rollout of former President Barack Obama's ACA, or Obamacare.

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